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Sexual Violence

Orange the World: How We Can Help Victims

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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 Aren't We Vowing to End Gender-Based Violence Just as We Vow to 'Destroy ISIS'?

Bina Shah | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Bina Shah

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Violence against women and girls goes on every day in every country, including those officially at peace -- but it doesn't make headlines. One in three women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence -- a far higher number than people affected worldwide by terrorism. Allowing this to continue is as unthinkable as allowing ISIS to rampage and kill wherever it pleases.

India's Marital Rape Crisis Reaches 'Tragic Proportions'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

It was a daily terror, a nightmarish ritual that tormented her each night. That's how a 27-year-old Indian woman describes the repeated rapes by her ...

How One Female Lawyer In India Is Fighting For Women’s Basic Rights

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

“I’m a great believer in deliberative democracy; where you speak, but you also listen. You come through the other side with differences i...

Bill Cosby To Be Deposed In Janice Dickinson Defamation Case

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

Bill Cosby might finally face the music regarding those terrible sexual assault allegations.  The 78-year-old comedian is scheduled to be depose...

Recy Taylor and the Atrocious Legacy of All-White Juries

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

The jury selection in the Holtzclaw case is an atrocity that would not have been countenanced if the situation were reversed.

This Tiny Device Might Save You From Assault -- But It’s Horrible We Need It

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

A lie I tell my female relatives is that I carry pepper spray. My mom gave me a small, pink keychain canister of pepper spray a few years ag...

How This Piece Of Jewelry Could Help Prevent Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology

Could wearable tech help prevent sexual violence? That’s a question asked this week as news about a $100 personal safety alarm called Athena&nb...

Women from Central America on the Run from Violence

Michelle Brané | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Michelle Brané

According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, women fleeing Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have been subject to a constant threat of violence, including threats, assault, murder, rape and other gender-based violence, and their governments are unable to protect them.

Woman's Haunting Self-Portraits Pair Bob Dylan Lyrics With Texts From Her Abusive Ex

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women

One woman paired Bob Dylan lyrics with the texts messages from her accused rapist -- and the results are utterly riveting.  Amateur photographer...

Sofia Vergara Slams Radio Show Claiming 'Rumors' She Might Be One Of Bill Cosby's Victims

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.27.2015 | Latino Voices

Sofia Vergara fired back at a radio show that suggested it was "rumored" the actress might have been one of Bill Cosby's victims. The claim was m...

Open Letter to George Lawlor

Pegah Maleki | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Pegah Maleki

I came across your article today, and I must say, I'm distraught. With some extremely misplaced anger, you attempted to begin a crusade against consent classes, and in a fury let the world know what a waste of time you believe them to be. So I wanted to let you know what I believe is a waste of time.

Why I Would Never Have Sex With Someone Who Refuses To Take A Consent Class

Katherine Ripley | Posted 10.23.2015 | College
Katherine Ripley

I don't ask "Have you taken a consent class?" before I sleep with someone. But if I found out someone who was interested in me vociferously refused to take a consent class and told the consent educators to "get off their high horse," I would refuse to let him touch me.

Sierra Leone: The Private Life of War on the Bodies of Women

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

Inspired by Susan Griffin's book - The Private Life of War THE BACKGROUND YOU ARE MOST AWARE OF - 11 YEARS OF WAR IN SIERRA LEONE: Birth. I choose to...

Dear Daughter, Say No.

Susan Chatzky | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Susan Chatzky

I keep reading about the "yes means yes" consent laws. They don't sit well with me. I can't help but feel like if we as a culture would just teach our daughters to say no we'd be better off. We should make a pact to teach our daughters to say "no."

Combating Violence Against Displaced Women and Girls

Lindsay Stark | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Lindsay Stark

The plight of displaced people--a global phenomenon fueled by conflict, natural disaster, and economic adversity--exacerbates certain types of violence against women and girls.

Here's Why We Have to Keep Talking About Sexual Violence On Campus

Brianna Susnak | Posted 10.16.2015 | College
Brianna Susnak

It's no secret that the events at ATO have sparked controversy and debate. The student in my class who was upset about the discussion could tell me that my perspective of the situation is biased, or that I can't fully understand it because I'm not a member of the Greek community. But something tells me that's not the issue here.

Gender-Based Violence and Male Privilege

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
New York Legal Assistance Group

Typically, when a woman is abused, her abuser tells her it's her fault that this is happening to her. He might tell her that she has been disrespectful, or that the abuse is deserved. Male privilege gives him permission to shift responsibility to his female victim for the acts he has committed.

Healing After Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Recovering from conflict is a lifelong journey. Working to change attitudes that support violence and foster those that prevent violence is essential for sustainable peace, not only for couples like Abby and Kyalu, but also for communities and countries.

Men Are Joining My Fight Against Gender-Based Violence in Kenya -- But We Need World Leaders Like David Cameron to Stand With Us

Wangu Kanja | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Wangu Kanja

Alex and John are just two of the men who have joined me in standing up to the problem of violence against women and girls in a society that has condoned it.

Is A Lifetime Ban The Answer To Domestic Violence In Football?

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

When convicted domestic abuser Greg Hardy returns to the NFL on Sunday, his history of violence against women will follow him to the team parkin...

Indiana University Suspends Fraternity For Sexual Misconduct During Hazing

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.08.2015 | College

Oct 8 (Reuters) - A fraternity at Indiana University has been suspended due to a hazing incident apparently caught on video where new male chapter me...

German Authorities Accused Of Playing Down Reports Of Sexual Violence In Refugee Shelters

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Germany's police union and women's rights groups accused the authorities on Tuesday of playing down reports of harassment, ...

Porn, Sexting, Violence: Police Officer Christy Girard Talks Cybercrime

Katherine Du | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
Katherine Du

Cyberbullying and other risky behaviors associated with social media are increasing because children are receiving phones at younger and younger ages.

13 Powerful Photos Show People Declaring ‘My Body, My Terms’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women

"My body. My terms." That's the powerful slogan and name of a new campaign that hopes to spark some honest and open conversations about sex, con...