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Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives

A logo plus an illustration of people protesting.A logo plus an illustration of people protesting.

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives explores the developments during latter half of the 20th century, when nurses took up the call. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence.

The online exhibition features a range of resources for educators and students, including a higher education module for university students and instructors developed by a scholar working in the discipline, and two interactive activities. Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives is available as a traveling exhibition free of charge to interested libraries and cultural centers. Please go to Book a Traveling Exhibition for more information.