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March 22, 2023 | Report

Centering Voices of Women of Color in the Gender Based Violence Movement


National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Publication Date:

March 2023

The gender based violence and childhood sexual abuse fields are guided by white women’s cultural norms which contributes to an overrepresentation of white women. This is a structural issue that is inherently set up to fail women of color and hinder their thriving.

To address white supremacy and racism, we must recognize the historical contributions of women of color, create supportive equitable work environments that emphasize anti-racist practices, and maintain accountability structures. Intersectionality is critical to the advancement of this response.

Learn about the recommendations for addressing racial disparities in leadership in the gender-based violence movement from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.