Titles for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By Coll Rowe | November 22 2023 | SociologyWomen's and Gender Studies

We are sharing books for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which takes place on November 25th. Violence against women is an international issue that affects women interpersonally and within their own communities. The United Nations outlines the different situations in which violence against women can occur. This collection provides personal stories from women who have faced and survived violence and narratives of advocacy for women who are oppressed and endangered.

I Cried to Dream Again
Trafficking, Murder, and Deliverance -- A Memoir
978-0-593-31588-0
At once disturbing and empowering, this is a memoir of a courageous woman who was abused, groomed, and trafficked for sex from age eleven to age sixteen, who then killed her trafficker/father figure and was sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison without parole.
$27.00 US
May 10, 2022
Hardcover
208 Pages
Pantheon

Believing
Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence
978-0-593-29831-2
“An elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and survivors… It's at times downright virtuosic in the threads it weaves together.”—NPR
$18.00 US
Sep 27, 2022
Paperback
368 Pages
Penguin Books

Liliana's Invincible Summer
A Sister's Search for Justice
978-0-593-24409-8
A haunting, unforgettable memoir about a beloved younger sister and the painful memory of her murder, from "one of Mexico's greatest living writers" (Jonathan Lethem).
$28.00 US
Feb 28, 2023
Hardcover
320 Pages
Hogarth

Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
978-0-307-38709-7
Winner of the Stowe Award for Excellence in Writing to Advance Social Justice
$16.00 US
Jun 01, 2010
Paperback
320 Pages
Vintage

Nobody's Victim
Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls
978-0-525-53377-1
Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don’t know exists—one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off—and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution.   
$27.00 US
Aug 13, 2019
Hardcover
304 Pages
Plume

Entitled
How Male Privilege Hurts Women
978-1-9848-2657-2
An urgent exploration of men’s entitlement and how it serves to police and punish women, from the acclaimed author of Down Girl
$17.00 US
Aug 10, 2021
Paperback
304 Pages
Crown

Know My Name
A Memoir
978-0-7352-2372-1
“Miller makes a powerful case for overhauling a system that retraumatizes victims of sexual violence even in successful cases, perpetuating the feedback loop that discourages victims from coming forward to seek justice.” ─Mother Jones
$19.00 US
Aug 18, 2020
Paperback
384 Pages
Penguin Books

The Last Girl
My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
978-1-5247-6044-1
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE • In this “courageous” (The Washington Post) memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.
$19.00 US
Oct 16, 2018
Paperback
320 Pages
Crown