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Whenever I Call You Friend

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Photograph by Mariam Magsi Sunday morning in Harlem, 2016, and on the radio plays Whenever I Call You 'Friend' the duet sung by Kenny Loggins and Ste...

The Plight of Female Refugees in Turkey Remains Largely Ignored

The Heller School | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
The Heller School

By Andrea Eisinberg The war in Syria - considered the humanitarian crisis of the 21st century - is now in its fifth year. It continues to dismantle...

Street Harassment Is Still a Problem. This Week Activists Are Doing Something About It.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick McNeil

This week marks the fifth year that Stop Street Harassment and its partners around the world recognize a week in April as International Anti-Street Harassment Week, when activists take to the streets -- and the Internet -- to collectively speak out against public sexual harassment.

Acid Attack In India - where does the nation stand today?

Tanushree Ghosh | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Tanushree Ghosh

Acid attack is not something unheard of in India. It has shocked the conscience of our nation again and again - with mutilated faces, unbeaten survivo...

Cologne's Police Chief Ousted As Stories Of NYE Chaos Emerge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

They lost control. Newly released police reports paint a picture of utter chaos amid the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne, Germany -- as well as auth...

It will take more than 16 Days: We need culture change

Anu Kumar | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Anu Kumar

The conversation that we are just starting to have here and around the world is about culture. What is it about our culture(s) that permits this kind of brutality? You've no doubt heard the term "rape culture" in the press.

Why Violence Against Women In Guatemala Is A Problem For The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

Violence against women remains one of the biggest challenges facing Guatemala and promises to continue driving emigration, according to former Attorne...

Indian Award-Winning Documentary 'Daughters of Mother India' -- Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

Jim Luce | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Jim Luce

I left the theater in complete silence, with a mild headache and bloodshot eyes from the sheer force of my tears. I had never in my adult life, been more cognizant of my good fortune, my male privilege, my American cocoon.

Fifty Shades of Jihad

Roger S. Gottlieb | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Roger S. Gottlieb

Shades of Grey is a Hollywood movie. ISIS is a serious threat to our way of life. So isn't it the height of intellectual irresponsibility to mention them in the same breath -- let along the same blog?

Malawian Women Fight for Better HIV/AIDS Drugs

Maggie H. Mapondera | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Maggie H. Mapondera

"The message I have to fellow women in Malawi: this is time for us to wake up," Dorica says. "We need to know that we have power within ourselves, that we have rights, and we have to advocate for change that is right for us."

Laadli and the Vital Importance of Girls in India

Robert Walker | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Robert Walker

So long as social norms diminish the importance of the girl child, discourage the education of girls, and force girls to marry before reaching adulthood, girls will never realize their full potential.

South African Prison Rape Survivors Speak Out for the First Time

Emily Nagisa Keehn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Emily Nagisa Keehn

Thanks to Vincent, Francois and Thabo, South African prisoner rape survivors have, for the first time, been given a human face.

Youth Are Key to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Joel Davis | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Joel Davis

Young people are the most vulnerable and underrepresented victims of war-zone rape, yet our voices are routinely excluded from peace processes and post-war reconstruction.

Gender-Based Violence Has No Place in New York City

Rebecca Iwerks | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Rebecca Iwerks

It is time for New York City to pass a resolution recognizing gender-motivated violence, such as domestic and sexual violence, as a human rights concern and declaring that freedom from gender-motivated violence is a human right.

Sports News Puts Focus on Society's Problems

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.22.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Recent sports news has been filled with terrible stories about racism, gender violence, child abuse, and concussion-related brain damage for one in three former NFL players.

Ganging Up Against Gender Violence!

Vivian Onano | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Vivian Onano

Young girls are always denied the opportunity to enjoy their childhood as a result of certain traditions that have deep roots in our communities. Every year about three million African girls suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) around the globe.

What About The Girls?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.

ISIS, Torture and World Silence About Women

Dr. Elise Collins Shields | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Dr. Elise Collins Shields

The United Nations must condemn the attacks against women as war crimes to the full extent, and direct that ISIS fighters be prosecuted in International Criminal Court. This, too, is an international outrage. These actions are not only achievable, but long overdue.

Why More Men Need to Hear Jackson Katz's 'More Than a Few Good Men' Talk

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Luis Ruuska

More men need to hear Jackson Katz and others like him speak not because their minds and attitudes will automatically be changed, but because their existing attitudes and evaluations of women will be fundamentally and critically challenged.

With 1,000 Aboriginal Women Dead Or Missing, Canadians Are Asking #AmINext

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

Women in Canada are expressing outrage on social media over missing and murdered aboriginal women in their country by tweeting, Facebooking and Instag...

3 Simple Ways To Resist Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women

Rape culture is everywhere -- and a new series of PSAs is trying to make more people realize just how pervasive it is. The series of three posters...

On Islam and Feminism

Sami H. Elmansoury | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Sami H. Elmansoury

My concern is the rush to defend these actions. My concern is the lack of recognition that there is, in fact, a problem. My concern is the dominating reluctance to speak out.

Bystanders No More

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Whether you are a man or a woman, challenge yourself to be aware of how your inaction supports sexism and homophobia.

Preventing Violence Against Women: Significant Progress, But Much Remains to Be Done

Sarah Costa | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

The reality of gender-based violence is tragic, and the tasks before us are daunting -- but we cannot let that overshadow the fact that, in the past two decades, progress has been remarkable.

NYT Discovers the Good Men of India. No Kidding

Sandip Roy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sandip Roy

Most men in India do not run around the country molesting and raping women. Duh.