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AARDVARC – An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection – assists efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for “one stop shopping”. For agencies, programs, and other service providers, we hope to provide a bank of information and resources to help cut costs, increase effectiveness, train staff and volunteers, seek funding, build or improve a website, and network with peers for maximum problem-solving impact.



Battered Women's Directory Project. Records, 1975-1982: A Finding Aid, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: January 1985. Copyright © 1985 Radcliffe College. Read the Battered Women's Director as an Organizing Tool for the Shelter Movement and "A Modest Herstory" of Betsy Warrior.


Child Abuse Library Online, National Children’s Advocacy Center – one of the largest professional resource collections in the United States of published knowledge, educational materials and educational resources related to child maltreatment, Huntsville, AL.


Communications X-Change – an online library of materials contributed by organizations and individuals around the world who are working to end violence against women and children. A wide assortment of international content includes flyers, posters, videos, brochures, educational materials and more, all of which you can view and download free of charge. The project has been developed by Futures Without Violence with support from the Avon Foundation for Women, and benefited from the contributions of organizations and experts from around the world.


Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET) – addresses violence against women. CAVNET has developed an international network of professionals and a comprehensive, interactive online database addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, stalking, juvenile justice, human rights, same sex violence, and crime victims with disabilities. CAVNET enhances collaboration among a diverse international community which includes law enforcement, judges, clergy, human rights advocates, lawyers, health care professionals, social workers, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, disability advocates, and hundreds of others, Washington, DC.

Community Solutions to Sexual and Domestic Violence: Virginia – this website is a clearinghouse of information and resources for professionals working to address and prevent sexual and domestic violence in Virginia. The resources provided here are designed to help your community enhance its response to sexual and domestic violence.  It is also designed to help improve access to services for people affected by sexual and domestic violence.


Dworkin, Andrea ~ Memorial and Online Library.


Eldis – aims to share the best in development policy, practice and research. Browse more than 26,000 summarised documents from over 7,500 development organisations – all available free to download, Brighton, UK.


Livability & Smart Growth Assessment Tools Database, hosted by Safe States Alliance – provides centralized access to basic assessment tools and checklists that can assist users with evaluating their communities' degree of livability and provide essential information needed to create safer and healthier neighborhoods. The tools within this database are searchable by community size, assessment type, user role, and six topic areas developed as a practical combination of the Livability and Smart Growth principles, Atlanta, GA.


The Liz Library – this website contains information, research, scholarship, and arguments pertaining to public policy and legal issues, much of it gathered by attorney and academic work groups in different jurisdictions. It is not intended to reflect specifics of actual laws, substantive or procedural, currently in force in any jurisdiction. The information is intended for use by scholars, lawyers, and activists, and is not presented as legal advice. Child custody issues are interconnected with issues of maternity, pregnancy, primary caregiving, parental alienation, child development (education and attachment issues), father's rights, and other family law issues, as well as those involving forensic psychologists, guardians ad litem (GALs) and other mental health professionals in the family court system, so check related sections in the Site Index, including those on psychology for relevant material. The liznotes index page on family law contains links to recommended off-site locations as well as the on-site articles. There also are extensive pages on this website on women's history, suffrage, women's rights documents from the first wave of feminism, and women's military history. Read Blog.

Michigan Resource Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence – enhances the capacity of individuals and organizations to prevent violence against women and strengthen service delivery for survivors. This unique collection of books, videos, journals and other media promotes awareness and increases accessibility of educational information and resources for the state of Michigan. These materials are useful for training, counseling, education, research, nonprofit business management, program development and activism, Okemos, MI.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, School of Social Work – University of Minnesota – an electronic clearinghouse that provides quick access to over 3,000 resources, St. Paul, MN.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (English and Français) – a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family and looking for new resources being used to address it, Ottawa, ONT, CA.


National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence – the online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children, Harrisburg, PA.


Patricia R. Cole and Nancy J. Flanakin National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence Records, 1977-2007, Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive & Research Collection – contains correspondence, legal and legal style documentation, financial documents, printed materials, creative works, clippings, transparencies, forms, publications, posters, CDs, VHS tapes, note cards, handwritten notes, and ephemera created by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence documenting the organization's work in providing advocacy as well as training and consultation to organizations interested in the prevention of domestic and sexual violence, University of Houston, Houston, TX. See background on establishing the collection.


Public Health & Social Justice – articles, slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice, Portland, OR.


SafetyLit – the online source for current and past scholarly research about all aspects of injury prevention and safety promotion, San Diego, CA.


Toby M. Myers and Deborah D. Tucker Texas Council on Family Violence Records, 1974-2001, Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive & Research Collection – contains written records of the organization, as well as photographs and ephemera from the group. Items in the collection range in date from 1974 to 2001, with most of the material dating from the 1990s. The bulk of the collection details the various activities of the group since its inception in 1978, including conferences attended or organized, political and legislative activity, and various shelters throughout the state, University of Houston, Houston, TX.


Violence Against Women Bibliography & Resources, Center for Women's Global Leadership, New Brunswick, NJ.


Violence Against Women Online Resource, Office on Violence Against Women and Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse at the University of Minnesota.


William Gladden Foundation – the mission is to educate kids, parents and professionals about issues that adversely affect families and the outcomes of young people. WGF advances it mission through publishing and research. Since 1982, WGF has published more than 300 youth and family related materials sold to 20,000 schools, agencies and organizations and distributed to 5,000,000 readers. On October 12, 2004, WGF launched williamgladdenfoundation.org, the internet website that provides free access to to its library of youth and family information, Tallahassee, FL.


Women & Justice Collection, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School – provides access to international and regional instruments and case law from around the world relating to gender-based violence and gender justice. By making these resources available, our goal is to promote the use of laws and principles aimed at providing protection and redress to survivors of gender-based violence, Ithaca, NY.


XY: Men, Masculinities and Gender Politics – a website focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. XY is a forum for debate and discussion, including commentary on contemporary and emerging issues in gender and social politics; a resource library or clearinghouse for key reports, manuals, and articles; and a toolkit for activism, personal transformation and social change.


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