How Have Recent Social Movements Shaped Civil Rights Legislation
for Women? The 1994 Violence Against Women Act


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Feminist Majority Foundation: Violence Against Women
The Feminist Majority Foundation provides information on issues pertaining to domestic violence, including news on relevant government initiatives, information on the Violence Against Women Act, internet resources for victims and researchers, and contact details for national hotlines open to women victims of violence. This is part of a larger site maintained by the Feminist Majority.

National Organization for Women

This website, sponsored by the National Organization for Women, provides extensive information on NOW initiatives, government legislation, publishes articles on current issues relating to women and violence, and provides statistics on violence against women.


Women Helping Battered Women

This site is run by Women Helping Battered Women, an organization that assists women in abusive relationships.


Victim Support Resources and Organizations Anti Violence Resources

This website contains information about women and violence on national and global levels, resources for dealing with violence, and contact informaton for victims of violence. There is also an editorial section asking questions and providing answers to issues many different women and their families have faced as a result of violence against women.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

This website provides advice and contact information for victims of violence. Interested parties can also donate money through this site and as an added feature viewers are advised on how to screen their visit to the site from other users of their computer.


Anti-Violence Against Women Organizations

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

This organization, sponsored by the University of Minnesota, is specifically dedicated to ending and reducing violence in the African American community. This site provides information on the institute's activities, events, membership, and services.

Toolkit to end Violence Against Women

The National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and the Violence Against Women Office publishes its indepth analysis of the problem of violence against women and potential solutions on this website.

Violence Against Women Office

Under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Violence Against Women Office, founded in 1995, addresses the policy and legal needs of the Department of Justice, provides information on violence against women, and works with selected government departments at federal, state and tribal levels to aid in implementation of the Violence Against Women Act. This office also adminsters grants to government and community initiatives aimed at providing services for victims of violence and to aid in the prosecuting perpetrators of violence.


Links related to the Houston National Women's Conference, 1977


The Handbook of Texas Online: "National Women's Conference, 1977"

This article by Debbie Mauldin Cottrell, published by the Texas State Historical Association, notes that the 1977 Houston Conference is the first of its kind since the Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 and provides an overview of the background and events of the Houston Conference.

Bella Abzug: The Spirit of Houston, 1977

Sponsored by the Jewish Women's Archive, this biographical sketch publishes photos and provides information about Bella Abzug's role in gaining government funding for the Houston Conference. Abzug was responsible for authoring the government bill that provided the conference's budget of five million dollars.




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