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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

7 Protests From Around The World Led By Fearless Black Women

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 03.09.2017 | Black Voices

From Jamaica to South Africa, wherever there’s been racism, patriarchy, or all of the above, there have been women organizing to resist it. The cru...

It's Time For Business to Speak Up to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Richard Branson | Posted 11.25.2016 | Women
Richard Branson

Like all rights abuses, acts of violence against women anywhere compromise the dignity of people everywhere. No country, culture, race or socio-economic class is immune. It's time to break our silence, to take action and renounce all forms of violence and discrimination.

Orange the World: How We Can Help Victims

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.25.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

A few months ago, I wrote about the need to bear witness to domestic violence in Nigeria. A couple of nights ago, I was a witness to domestic violence in a busy restaurant -- a sad reminder of importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Why Can't We Eliminate Gender-Based Violence?

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

On the 25th of this month the world will recognize an issue that is so pervasive and present that at least 30 percent of the global population is directly affected by or engaged in it: violence against women.

Orange Is the Call of Our Generation

Maryam Zar | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Maryam Zar

Eliminate violence against women. In fact, eliminate gender based violence all together and teach tolerance to a new generation that is tasked with solving some of humanity's thorniest issues.

Honoring Those Lost in the Struggle to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Hibaaq Osman

The torture and torment of women has become an ideology for some. What we can give ourselves as women, no one else will. Women of the world, rise up for your dignity and equality.

As The Indispensable Nation, The U.S. Must Lead In Eliminating Violence Against Women

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Kelsey L. Campbell

The U.S. is the only Western and industrialized democracy not to have ratified CEDAW, joining the likes of Iran, South Sudan, and Somalia as holdouts regarding the global norms for women's equality.

It's Time To Fulfill The Promise To End Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in her life. The World Health Organization has declared violence against women to be a global health problem of epidemic proportions.

To Be A Man, He Must Take A Stand Against Violence

Pamela Barnes | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

As we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good.

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: An Urgent Priority

Helen Clark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Helen Clark

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women -- a day which reminds us that violence against women continues to be destructive and pervasive. Ranging from domestic violence and child marriages to the use of rape as a tactic of war, violence against women kills as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as cancer, is a grave assault on many more women and girls and imposes high economic and social costs on societies.

Gruesome Images Raise Awareness For Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

Sometimes the loudest message can be delivered in silence. That's the tactic French ad agency BETC Paris took today when it released a video to ac...

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?