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Helpful Websites and Files

Here are some resources to help you inform others about domestic violence.
You do not need to be an expert! The most important qualities you need are:

  • a commitment to prevent domestic violence
  • a willingness to use participatory learning techniques
  • and respect for the participants you will be working with

*Click on the titles to access the resource. 

Facts & Figures by UNIFEM

An article with a range of statistics on violence against women

Raising Voices

Widely recognised innovative programs and downloadable resources to promote community-based approaches to preventing domestic violence.

Say NO to Women Violence

Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls, contributing towards UN Secretary General’s system -wide campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

Hot  Peach Pages

An international directory of domestic violence agencies and domestic violence information in over 80 different languages

National Domestic Violence Hotline (North America)

A non-profit organization in North America that provides many resources to help those experiencing domestic violence.

It Shouldn't Hurt to Go Home

The Domestic Violence Victim's Handbook: Produced by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, has a good explanation of the cycle of violence - crucial for those who experience domestic violence.

Faith Trust Institute

Offers resources to help religious leaders, communities, and secular organizations understand and address domestic violence issues.

Lets End Violence Against Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide

How Pastors can help

An article by Dr. Grant Martin that gives a good practical overview of how church leaders can assist those who experience domestic violence.

Stop Violence Against Women

The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW), a project of The Advocates for Human Rights, is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world.


A non-profit organization under the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that sells books, videos and other materials that are for leaders in the local church.

Official Seventh-day Adventist Church Statements

+ Women's Issues

+ Female Genital Mutilation

+ Abuse and Family Violence