Resources & Links

Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault  Hotline (Free, confidential, 24 hours per day):

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

Statistical Resources

American Bar Association, Domestic Violence Statistics

Bureau of Justice, Intimate Partner Violence Statistics (1993-2010)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence Facts

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexual Violence

National Advocates:

The Political Social Worker

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) – a national online project provided by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Local Richmond, VA Advocates:

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Susan Singer

Feminist News & Relevant Articles:


RH Reality Check, Topic: Violence


Henry Rollins of Dispatch’s blog post on Steubenville

“This Global Violence Against Women Will No Longer Be Tolerated” by Eve Ensler, Common Dreams (January 2013)

“What Happens to Women Denied Abortions? This is the First Scientific Study to Find Out.” by Annalee Newitz, (November 2012)

“The Turnaway Study” by Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

“The VAWA Debate Is Heating Up Again” by Ryan D. Dreveskracht, Indian Country Today Media Network

VAWA: Why All Women Need Protection (Infographic) by the Huffington Post

VAWA and Native American Women (a resource/article list) by by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women

FAQ about VAWA and Gender

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