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.
Prosecutor Tells Pregnant Woman Punched in Stomach: “Assault on a Latino by a Latino” Deserves Less ProtectionBlog Post - Speak FreelyMay 19, 2015
- CaseDecember 19, 2013
- CaseSeptember 18, 2014
- Blog Post - Washington MarkupMay 21, 2012
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJanuary 10, 2013
Advancing the Human Rights of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence in the U.S.: Progress ReportBlog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 13, 2013
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 27, 2015
- CaseAugust 27, 2015
- LetterJuly 13, 2015
ACLU Vote Recommendation Opposing Garrett Amendment to H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016LetterJune 25, 2015
- News/Press ReleaseJune 25, 2015
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project - Supreme Court DecisionLegal DocumentJune 25, 2015