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International Violence Against Women Act

FGM In the U.S. Is On The Rise. Here's How We Can Stop It.

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2017 | Impact
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Treated as a right of passage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is viewed by many parents as a prerequisite for their daughters to find suitable husbands.

Need for International Violence Against Women Act More Urgent Than Ever

Christine Hart | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Christine Hart

The reality is, to truly respond to gender-based violence, we need a holistic approach that seeks to change attitudes and social norms, ensure legal protections and train law enforcement, and provide the services necessary for survivors to seek effective recourse and heal.

Ending Violence Against Women Should Be Common Political Ground

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Let me suggest one area where the two parties should easily find agreement: ending violence against women and girls. Truth is, if politicians can't agree that violence against women -- rape, domestic abuse, so-called "honor killings" -- should be eliminated, what can they agree on?

Ending Gender-Based Violence Around the World

Nazanin Boniadi | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Nazanin Boniadi

Women and girls, men and boys all share the right to live free of violence, which is, unfortunately, experienced by both men and women. Women and girls, however, disproportionately experience violence due to a deeply rooted global culture of gender discrimination.

Mad as Hell

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

The kind of love-of-neighbor Jesus taught is neither wimpy nor namby pamby. It takes action.

Child Trafficking in Your Own Backyard

Deborah Swiss | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

It happens in Boston, Massachusetts. It happens in Kolkata, India. More human beings are currently enslaved than at any time in history.

From Delhi to D.C.: How Women Can Fight Back

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Will having more women in high-level positions eliminate all gender violence? No. But there's a link between seeing women in power -- and empowered -- and seeing them as equals.

No More Rape

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

Why are we still arguing over the definition of genocide and femicide and spending fortunes counting the numbers of raped women rather than stopping the atrocities?

'Tapestries Of Hope': Filmmaker Documents Activist's Fight Against Rape In Zimbabwe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, American filmmaker Michealene C. Risley found herself sitting in a car outside activist Betty Makoni's Zimbabwe home. The driver whispered fr...

"No to Violence Against Women" Summit Points to Economics

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

When it comes to protecting women from violence, experts are realizing that economic self-sufficiency offers a method of prevention.

When Abortion Is "Gendercide"

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeline Wheeler

Without enough women, some Indian girls from poor areas are being sold as wives to higher caste men. Often these girls service more than one male and are kept essentially as sex slaves.

The Violence is Horrifying, Let's Do Something About It

Esta Soler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Esta Soler

The International Violence Against Women Act was introduced in the last Congress, with bipartisan support. Following today's hearing, we expect it to be introduced again. This time, it must not languish.