Washington Square Park in New York City

Nearly 300 women took part in a One Billion Rising event in Washington Square Park in New York, New York, to protest violence against women and promote gender equality.

Since the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009, CRS has worked with communities to prevent and resolve tensions and conflicts based on gender.  Gender conflicts affect both men and women, and CRS works with community leaders, advocates, law enforcement, local and state officials, and educational institutions to develop mechanisms for preventing and responding to community conflicts based on gender.  CRS assists communities facing conflict and tension based on gender by:

  • Bringing together community members, civil rights organizations, school representatives, and law enforcement to discuss incidents of bullying based on gender among youth, both inside and outside of school;
  • Facilitating dialogues with elected officials, advocacy groups, business owners, and law enforcement to discuss perceived discrepancies in treatment, pay, and promotions based on gender; and
  • Conducting meetings with police, community leaders, advocacy organizations, and education representatives in the aftermath of violent hate crimes committed on the basis of actual or perceived gender.

The following summaries demonstrate work CRS has done with communities experiencing conflict and tension based on gender.  CRS's work is further captured in its Annual Reports, which can be found on the CRS Resource Center webpage.

Case Highlights

Updated December 4, 2015

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