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Using Soccer to Reverse Violence Against Women

Ann DeMarle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Ann DeMarle

Just beyond the pitch, the international sport of soccer is being used to reverse the epidemic of inequality and violence against women and girls.

End to Violence Rides on Honduran Elections

Jody Williams | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Jody Williams

The Honduran general elections on Nov. 24 could determine whether the impoverished Central American nation will be able to stem its epidemic of violen...

April Jones, Child Brides and Us

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Victoria A. Brownworth

Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.

LOOK: Anti-Gender Violence Initiative 'Saves Seats' For Victims Of Femicide

Nader Salass | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact

A fed-up Italian woman is standing up to violence against women in a society where domestic abuse and gender stereotypes are deeply rooted. Mar...

Let's End Violence Against Women

Bianca Jagger | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Bianca Jagger

Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.

Feeding the Femicide Machine in Mexico

Vanessa Perez | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

The rapid population growth and the burgeoning transient and migrant population have made it difficult for the city to create the proper infrastructure and social services to meet the needs of the people. Is it too much to ask that corporations do more to protect their employees and help solve these crimes?

LOOK: Drug War Activists Speak Out Against 'Failed' Policies

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In December 2006, Mexico’s newly elected President Felipe Calderón declared war against Mexican drug cartels -- words he cemented by sending over 4...

160 Million Missing Females: PRENDA and Misogyny

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Because of gender bias and sex discrimination, there are an estimated 160,000,000 girls and women missing from the planet today. This isn't man-bashing or "victim feminism." It's just a documented statement of fact. By virtually any measure, this is dystopian.

MURDER AND MACHISMO: Brutality Against Women Sweeps Central America

Clare Richardson | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

On Thursday, March 8, in coincidence with International Women's Day, hundreds of influential women from over a dozen countries flocked to New York's L...