This section provides background information on women who immigrate to the United States and what is unique about their experiences as women. Additionally, it provides documents that highlight sexual violence against women globally.
This Spotlight provides statistics on immigrant women in the United States. The 18.9 million immigrant women in the United States in 2008 made up 12 percent of all women in the country.
The report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional estimates of the prevalence of these two forms of violence, using data from around the world.
This fact sheet gives an overview of violence against women worldwide and explains the main problems women face globally.
This handbook outlines the international and regional legal and policy framework which mandates States to adopt and implement National Action Plans to address VAW, including a model framework for adoption.
This document provides information on the 18.9 million immigrant women living in the United States in 2008.