violence against women


A Cherokee woman with wavy, chest length, dark brown hair sits in a chair of a dark theatre, staring off into the distance, chin resting on her hand. She is wearing black tights, a light blue dress, a black cardigan, and thick silver rings.
Added 09/30/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Mary Kathryn Nagle is a partner at Pipestem and Nagle Law, P.C. and an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. As an attorney, Nagle specializes in tribal sovereignty and Indigenous people’s rights and safety. She is counsel to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and represents families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.

Added 04/28/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Michaela Madrid is the operations manager for the Sovereign Bodies Institute, an Indigenous organization that works to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people through research and data-driven direct services.

Updated 03/08/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: ,

Lisa A. Fontes is a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on topics related to culture and violence against intimate partners and children. Fontes is the author of the books Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, Interviewing Clients Across Cultures, and Child Abuse and Culture.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: New Mexico | Subjects: ,

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez is a member of the New Mexico State Senate. In 2018 and 2021, Sedillo Lopez was a candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional district.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Yasmeen Hassan is the global executive director of Equality Now, an NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the human rights of women and girls around the world.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Kansas | Subjects: , ,

Sarah Deer is a University Distinguished Professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas. She was a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Deer’s research focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights, using indigenous feminist principles as a framework.