Research from the Field

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Centers for Disease Control

Futures Without Violence

Institute for Safe Families

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Global Violence Prevention

  • Violence Forum - The IOM's Forum promotes the multidisciplinary exchange of information and ideas and research on protective and risk factors and evidence-based prevention efforts to illuminate policy, research, and practice priorities pertinent to global violence prevention.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Migration Policy Institute

MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse (Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRC)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ)

Stalking Resource Center

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Publications on VAW
  • WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women (2005) - Research report on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses
    Overview: Violence against women is a universal phenomenon that persists in all countries of the world, and the perpetrators of that violence are often well known to their victims. Partner violence, in particular, continues to be frighteningly common and to be accepted as “normal” within too many societies. Data provided by this Study contribute to raising awareness among health policy-makers and care providers of the seriousness of the problem and how it affects the health of women. The findings inform a more effective response from government, including the health, justice and social service sectors, as a step towards fulfilling the state’s obligation to eliminate violence against women and protect and fulfill their human rights.
    Summary Report
    Full Report