Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse

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The Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse is a collaborative effort of faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania who research issues related to violence, primarily violence against women & girls.

The Center is a vital resource for policy makers, agency directors, researchers, and educators as they search for ways to reduce violence. In addition to publishing research findings in scholarly journals, Center affiliates teach related graduate and undergraduate courses at Penn. In addition, we testify before policymakers, collaborate with community-based organizations, and reach the general public through various media outlets.

About

About

About

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People

People

People

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Research

Research

Research

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Issues

Issues

Issues

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Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

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Executive Program

Executive Program

Executive Program

Access information about the first and only executive program for people working to end violence and abuse.

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Connect

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