Violence Against Women
Domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence deprive women and girls of their fundamental ability to live with dignity. Women and girls experience domestic violence and sexual assault at alarming rates. Governments, institutions, laws, and policies contribute to the systematic devaluation of the lives and safety of women and girls by failing to respond to gender-based violence and discriminating against those subjected to such violence.
Accountability by the government, employers, landlords, and others, as well as recognition that discrimination against survivors is a form of sex discrimination, is essential to enable women and girls to live free from violence.
- OtherAugust 19, 2014
- CaseSeptember 18, 2014
Prosecutor Tells Pregnant Woman Punched in Stomach: “Assault on a Latino by a Latino” Deserves Less ProtectionBlog Post - Speak FreelyMay 19, 2015
- ReportOctober 26, 2015
- CaseDecember 19, 2013
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Should Feel Safe Seeking Police Help, Not Shame, Hostility, or IndifferenceBlog Post - Speak FreelyOctober 27, 2015
- OtherSeptember 27, 2016
- News/Press ReleaseSeptember 13, 2016
Actress Amber Heard Donates Millions to Support the ACLU and Its Work Fighting Violence Against WomenBlog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 19, 2016
In a Town Near You, People Are Being Evicted From Their Homes Because They Called the Police for HelpBlog Post - Washington MarkupAugust 17, 2016