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Violence Against Women

Going Back to Congo

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

All I could think about was thank god I was not in Congo when this happened for, as amazing as our medical partners are there, there is much still that is needed to bring medicine up to western standards.

The Fastest-Growing Global Criminal Activity Is More Disturbing Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.

Women Against Feminism, Please Read

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Lynsi Freitag

Something new is trending on twitter. It's not grumpy cats, unfortunately. I wish that were the case.

David McCabe

Biden Calls Out Cheney On Cuts To Food Stamps, Transportation

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday rebuked Dick Cheney's call to cut spending for food stamps and highways and increase funds for the...

DRC: Returning What We've Stolen

World Pulse | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
World Pulse

Q&A with Stany Nzabas Through his work helping women get online and raise their voices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Stany Nzabas hopes to see...

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

A Story About the Importance of Educating Afghan Girls in Afghanistan and... New York?

The Advice Project | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
The Advice Project

Women for Afghan Women is fighting an uphill battle. Last year, violence against Afghan women increased 28%. But WAW's work is critical, and betters not only the safety and health of women in both the States and Afghanistan, but assists them - one at a time - often in seemingly small but very important ways.

New Zealand Opposition Party Offers Up Radical Shift in Rape Cases

Ravishly | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Ravishly

New Zealand's second-largest political party has proposed a radical change for the criminal justice system concerning rape cases -- and we could not be more into it.

Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed May Be One of the Most Despicable Video Games of All Time

Ravishly | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Along the lines of that the-world-is-going-to-hell-in-a-handbasket men's rights activist conference the other weekend, we present what has to be one of the most horrifying video games to be released this year (and hopefully ever, though we realize that's far too much to wish for).

UN Report Highlights Horrors Faced by Syrian Women Refugees

Ravishly | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Ravishly

For hundreds of thousands of women, escaping their ruined homeland was only the first step in a journey of grinding hardship. They have run out of money, face daily threats to their safety, and are being treated as outcasts.

The Successful 150-Year-Old Model

Lori Sokol | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Lori Sokol

While the most visible women's rights being jeopardized include voting rights and the right to have control over our own bodies, there are more, many more.

Pakistani Girl Hacked To Death By Her Family After Marrying Without Consent

AP | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 17-year-old girl and her husband were killed by her family for marrying without its consent, and another young woman was burned a...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

Love Is Dangerous... Still

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other weekend the Sunday New York Times Book Review had its annual summer reading issue. Now, it's not like I need any more books to read, since...

Why Women Matter for Peace

Radhika Behuria | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Radhika Behuria

What is often disregarded is how much women know about conflict, and therefore how much they can contribute to peace.

Can You Pre-empt a Hate Crime?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Nedda Alammar

Why is it that the real shock value in random acts of racism comes more from the source out of which it comes, than the statements themselves? It's always comes from someone you never think. And maybe that's why it's so shocking.

World Cup Woes: Domestic Violence Spikes With Every Loss

Ravishly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Not to interfere with anyone's celebration of Team USA's defeat of Ghana or anything, but there's a darker side to the World Cup that's been drowned out as if by an international vuvuzela: the competition's ongoing connection to domestic abuse.

Islam's Way to End Violence Against Women? Civilized Men

Qasim Rashid | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

A woman's dress, marital status, and lifestyle do not inspire violence against women. Violence against women exists because the men in their lives -- single, married and strangers -- commit that violence. For the sake of humanity, stop blaming women.

Ending Domestic Violence Captivity

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Second Chance was founded with an analogous goal. Beyond helping them to survive and recover from physical and psychological wounds, the organization exists to enable survivors to live in total freedom from violent relationships as they pursue their own independent aspirations and dreams.

Violence Against Women Must Be Recognized and Stopped Around the World

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

On this Father's Day, and every day for that matter, we must engage boys and men as partners in the eradication of gender-based violence, once and for all. The cycle of violence begins with men -- men who would say "no more, not ever."

When Women Are Dying to Go to the Toilet, We Can't Just Do Nothing

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Diarrhoeal diseases linked to fecal contamination kill 1,400 children a day. Another 162 million children worldwide are stunted -- they are undersized and may have developmental delays -- with the lack of adequate sanitation, water and hygiene being a contributing factor.

When is Enough, Enough? India's Women and Girls Must Be Safe to Live Their Lives

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

New Delhi women and girls surveyed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) told us that they feared walking on the street, visiting the market, even waiting on a bus.

I Expect Rape As a Weapon of War to End: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Peggy Tileston | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Peggy Tileston

Healing is vital, but healing without education or justice will not be enough to change the global epidemic of sexual violence and rape in the world today, both in and out of war zones. We need continuing educational efforts to change individual, social and cultural views that condone sexual violence against women and children.

College Rape: A Privilege?

Ariel Koren | Posted 06.12.2014 | College
Ariel Koren

I wonder, George, how it feels to have mocked the story of a woman who was raped by a friend whom she asked not to have sex with her?

The Reevaluation of a National Mindset

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.12.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

To fully eradicate the frighteningly common issue of sexual assault, we must change the rape culture of our society. We cannot stop a crime whose focus is the degradation and objectification of women if we don't stop the problem at its root and eliminate the current attitude toward women.