Violence Against Women and Girls
The Center has been a leader in research, policy analysis and advocacy on violence against women and girls since the 1970s.
Violence Against Women as Bias Motivated Hate Crime: Federal and State Laws (Supplement, 2001) and Violence Against Women as Bias Motivated Hate Crime: Defining the Issues (1991) by Lois Copeland and Leslie R. Wolfe. The Center's 1991 Policy Paper was the first to place violence against women in the context of accepted definitions of hate crimes. The 2001 Supplement describes both the federal and state hate crime laws that include gender-biased crimes against women.
- Does it Have to Be Like This?”: Teen Women Ask Their Peers About Violence, Hate and Discrimination (2001). This Research and Data in Brief report presents the results of survey research conducted by the Center and the teen women participants in our Teen Women Leadership Development Initiative in Washington, DC.
- Violence Against Disabled Women (1999) by Barbara Waxman Fiduccia and Leslie R. Wolfe. This Research and Data in Brief report summarizes available data and research on the prevalence of violence in the lives and women and girls with disabilities - including domestic abuse and battering, sexual abuse and rape, and forms of violence masked as socially accepted treatment.
Report of the Summit on Girls and Violence (1998). This report summarizes the Center's research, the summit discussions, and strategies to shape further research , galvanize attention to the issue, and muster the national will to end the devastating violence plaguing the lives of girls and young women.
Victims No More: Girls Fight Back Against Male Violence (1997) by Jennifer Tucker and Leslie R. Wolfe. This report presents the findings of the Center's research, which suggests a link between the violence against girls and women and violence committed by girls.