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Exhibition on violence against women arrives at Dundee Library

The Dundee Library is honored to host a traveling exhibition entitled Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives/Enfrentando la violencia, mejorando la vida de las mujeres. The bilingual banners are now on display at the Dundee Library through September 9.

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. 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. Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives/ Enfrentando La Violencia: mejorando la vida de las mujeres, an English- and Spanish-language, 5-banner exhibition explores these developments during latter half of the 20th century, when nurses took up the call.

For more information about the exhibition and those who led the movement, visit Here you will find an archive of reports, photos, articles, and other resources.

The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website.


Reading List

Click on the links to find these titles in our online catalog.

The Power of Women : A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing by Denis Mukwege

On Violence and on Violence Against Women by Jacqueline Rose

Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women by Anne P. DePrince

Everything I Never Dreamed: My Life Surviving and Standing Up to Domestic Violence by Ruth Glenn

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

Assume Nothing: A Memoir of Intimate Violence by Tanya Selvaratnam

If you or anyone you know needs help, reach out to our local Community Crisis Center at (847) 697-2380 (24-hour hotline) or Help is free and confidential.