Ending gender-based violence without reliance on inherently oppressive policing and carceral systems will require a unified community of advocates sharing, teaching, and learning from one another. To that end, we have created this resource directory to help facilitate the process of collaborative advancement and support.
Please feel free to share these resources widely and to suggest any material that you feel is missing.
To suggest an addition to this directory, including organizing toolkits and documents from your organization, please message us.
Black & Pink National (website)
Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing.
INCITE! National Organization (website)
INCITE! is a National network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.
Interrupting Criminalization (website)
Interrupting Criminalization is an initiative led by researchers Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie. The project aims to interrupt and end the growing criminalization and incarceration of women and LGBTQ people of color for criminalized acts related to public order, poverty, child welfare, drug use, survival and self-defense, including criminalization and incarceration of survivors of violence
Not In Our Names (website)
Not In Our Names is a national network of organizations, campaigns and individuals working to end police violence against Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people.
CCWP: CA Coalition of Women Prisoners (website)
We monitor and challenge the abusive conditions inside California women’s prisons. We fight for the release of women and trans prisoners. We support women and trans people in their process of re-entering the community.
Gender Justice LA (Instagram)
Los Angeles, CA
Gender Justice LA is a Grass Roots organization on Tongva Land. Led by gender non-conforming, non-binary, two-spirit, trans BIPOC organizers offering resources to gender queer individuals in Los Angeles.
Canonical Feminist Readings
Key writings that have widespread influence in informing modern feminist thought and strategy.
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza – by Gloria Anzaldúa | Get the book
The Combahee River Collective Statement – by Combahee River Collective | Get the book
Sister Outsider – by Audre Lord | Get the book
This Bridge Called My Back – edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa | Get the book
Toolkits & Workbooks
Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence – by Creative Interventions | Get the workbook
Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators – by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan | Get the workbook
Law Enforcement Violence against Woman of Color & Trans People of Color: A Critical Intersection of Gender Violence & State Violence – by INCITE! | Get the workbook
#SurvivedAndPunished: Survivor Defense Campaign Toolkit | Get the workbook
Additional Suggested Reading
Abolition, Feminism, Now – by Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie. | Get the book
Are Prisons Obsolete? – by Angela Y. Davis | Get the book
Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from The Transformative Justice Movement – edited by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha | Get the book
Captive Genders – by Mariame Kaba, Edited by Tamara K. Nopper, Foreword by Naomi Murakawa | Get the book
Color of Violence – edited by INCITE! | Get the book
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of – by Andrea Ritchie | Get the book
Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse – edited by Aishah Shahidah Simmons | Get the book
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities – edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha | Get the book
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex – edited by INCITE! | Get the book
We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice – by Mariame Kaba, Edited by Tamara K. Nopper, Foreword bny Naomi Murakawa | Get the book
What about the Rapists?
An Abolitionist FAQ Series From Interrupting Criminalization
By Mariame Kaba & Eva Nagao | Download PDF
Misc. Media & Videos
IG: BUSTING MYTHS – The Truth About Crime Data
Poli-ed series by CURB (@curbprisons) and JusticeLA (@justicelanow) | View the post
IG Live: Patriarchy, Police & Incarceration with Ivette Alé (@hi_femme) from Dignity & Power Now & Justice LA Coalition, & Laura Coholan (@lo_2191) from WP4BL. Follow @dignityandpowernow and @justicelanow, and check out the link in our bio for the resources! | Watch it now
IG Live: Transformative Justice & Gender-Based Violence; hosted by Ivette Alé of @dignityandpowernow, with special guests Neda Said of Survived & Punished, Gloria Gonzalez @youthjusticela | Watch it now