By David Lee on December 6, 2011 · tagged as ,

16 songs about ending violence against women

The Pixel Project is celebrating 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence with a  selection of 16 Songs About Violence Against Women (and Staying Strong and Positive).  The selection of songs emphasize women being empowered. Examples include Ani DiFranco’s The Story, RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, Pink’s 18 Wheeler, Fighter by Christina Aguilera, and twelve more. (Click here for the full post.)

I am glad to go beyond listing songs that are about violence against women (though we have a great list of songs and movies on the PreventConnect wiki.) We need more songs (and plays and poems) about taking a stand to stop violence and rape.

What songs inspire you in efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault?

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Rupesh March 7, 2013 at 6:50 am

‘Tere Bina’ by British Asian Artist Avina Shah raises awareness on the delicate issue of domestic violence. Proceeds from the single will be donated to West London based charity the Southall Black Sisters (SBS).


Gayla May 16, 2013 at 12:27 am
Dana Marsh December 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

This is a song I wrote this year about my sexual abuse/assault and dreams of justice. It was highlighted by RAINN in August.


EC February 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Sarah McLachlan “Good Enough”
I think Mary J. Blige recently came out with something, too.


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