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Violence Against Women

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

Christine Hart | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Christine Hart

We don't always talk about gender-based violence in our conversations with family and friends, but it is pervasive in every culture and in every country on earth.

Cambodia Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Confronting Gender-Based Violence

UN Women | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
UN Women

Supported by UN Women, the Government of Cambodia established a Technical Working Group on Gender and Gender-Based Violence, consisting of key line ministries, civil society organizations and development partners.

In Fiji First Responders Train to Address Sexual Violence in Disasters

UN Women | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
UN Women

The program seeks to help first responders better recognize and address gender-based violence and ensure that safety concerns for women are incorporated into disaster-risk-reduction planning and needs assessments.

Women and Warfare in Human Evolution

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

Forager war narratives document an aspect of human experience that has been overlooked in the study of human evolution: the costs that warfare imposed on women. Many of these problems remain with us to this day. Thus, understanding how these problems shaped our past may help us address them in the present.

How Ebola Impedes Women's Empowerment in West Africa

Megan Foo | Posted 11.20.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

It is patently clear that Ebola is injurious not just to women's physical health, but to their education, safety and economic well-being.

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

UN Women | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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.

What the Internet Gets Wrong About Eminem and Feminism

Andy Hoglund | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

In other words, Eminem is less a bona fide sexist, and more deliberately pushing buttons. We've had this discussion before.

Alexander the Great through Jean Racine's eyes

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

It was no accident that the great Hellenist French dramatist of the 17th century studied and worked on Alexander! He is one of the unique writers and ...

Play Your Part To End Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
UN Women

No area of women and girls' lives goes entirely untouched by violence or the potential for it.

Applause to the Courageous

Christine Hoh | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Christine Hoh

So to everyone who has had the courage to step forward and report their abuse and share their painful experience, I applaud you. To the women who are still living in fear, I understand and please know you aren't alone.

Christina Wilkie

The 2014 Elections Will Cost $3.7 Billion. Here Are 9 Better Ways To Spend That Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2014 midterm elections have been described as among the nastiest and most negative in modern memory. They're also the most expensive...

Wait, Women Don't Have Equal Rights in the United States?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

I, like many of the young women of my generation, assumed that we had equal rights with men under the law of our Constitution. We lived in the United States of America, the strongest democracy in the world. Why wouldn't we?

3 Reasons Why Voting Matters For Women

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

Voting on Tuesday, November 4 matters so very much for women. Your participation is vital. Consider these three reasons to vote and just do it!

Street Harassment Happens In Every Neighborhood, Even Wealthy Ones

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

After a video documenting more than 100 instances of catcalling one woman faced in New York City went viral this week, responses highlighting its pro...

New Law Spurs Action, Bringing Protection to Many

UN Women | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
UN Women

A new law against domestic violence adopted in August in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, coupled with efforts to promote the Istanbul Convention are giving new hope to survivors.

Jason Linkins

Ask A Canadian: Explaining The Jian Ghomeshi Scandal To Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2014 | Media

Over the past few days, many of you non-Canadian humans may have noticed the emerging -- and seemingly endlessly sordid --story centering on a man nam...

In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
UN Women

An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...

Rep. Doris Matsui: Let's Commit to Ending Domestic Violence

Doris Matsui | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Doris Matsui

Alarmingly, one out of every three women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. This is unacceptable, and we as a nation must do better.

Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Nancy C. Lee

Prior to VAWA, in many states physical and sexual violence against a woman by someone she knew was not considered as serious a crime as was an attack by a stranger. Thinking about it now, it's hard to believe.

30 Numbers That Prove Domestic Violence Is An American Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by curren...

My Friend Dated My Rapist

Anna C. Bloomberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Anna C. Bloomberg

For the past five years, I essentially suffered in silence because I wanted to believe I was the same person I was before the attack. I refused to acknowledge it because I didn't want to be known as the girl who was raped her freshman year.

Violence Against Women

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

November 25 has been enacted and instituted by the United Nations Council as the Day against women's violence in remembrance of the Mirabal sisters wh...

Decoding Excuses For Abuse

David Adams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
David Adams

It is important for everyone to become more savvy about abuser's excuses because many people unwittingly reinforce them in how we respond to the abuser's "explanations" for his/her violence, and to understand what taking real responsibility means.

The Cyber War on Women: Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Utah Lecture After Shooting Threats

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

This "perfect storm" of guns and cyber-stalking of women is an example of how Western culture, through both philosophy and Christian theology, works to normalize violence against women, and violence in the general culture.

Facebook vs. the Supreme Court

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Richard Zombeck

Somehow threatening to kill, rape or maim someone is different on a public forum than it would be in person and this particular case is important enough to go all the way to country's highest court for consideration.