International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues [January 28, 2009] [open pdf - 522KB]
From the Summary: "This report addresses causes, prevalence, and consequences of violence against women. It provides examples of U.S. activities that address VAW [violence against women] directly or include anti-VAW components. It outlines possible policy considerations for the 111th Congress, including the scope and effectiveness of U.S. programs; further integrating anti-VAW programs into U.S. assistance and foreign policy mechanisms; and strengthening U.S. government coordination of anti-VAW activities. Material relating to United Nations anti-VAW activities that previously appeared in this report is now published in CRS Report RL34518, 'United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women,' by Luisa Blanchfield."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34438