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Violence Against Women

Maxim Korea Sexualizes Violence Against Women On Latest Cover

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women

Sexualizing violence against women is never OK. So it's anyone's guess what the folks at Maxim Korea were thinking with their September 2015 cover.&nb...

Ashley Callingbull Is The First Native Mrs. Universe

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

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This Artist Is Changing The Lives Of Domestic Violence Survivors, One Tattoo At A Time

Jornalismo de rede e rua | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Jornalismo de rede e rua

Scars may never disappear. Women who have suffered domestic violence can be haunted for life by the marks of abuse they carry on their bodies. A "lifetime mark," however, can mean something different; Flavia Carvalho, a tattoo artist born in Curitiba, reinvents the term.

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.30.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.

Offering Protection to the Women of El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Kuros!™ has been distributing cans of pepper spray across El Salvador. Currently in the midst of an extremely violent gang situation, pepper spray distribution in that country is a very delicate balancing act.

Supporting Survivors of Violence in Post-Earthquake Nepal

UN Women | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Even though she continues to receive threats from her father's friends in the community, BK has found her voice and strength. She wants to go back to her village and help other women in her community.

Random Thoughts on ‪#‎StraightOuttaCompton

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Powell

A good film could have been a great film if the men involved, including Ice Cube and Dre as executive producers, would have had the vision and courage to not only tell their story, but to tell it with bold and fearless transparency, even where it would have been an indictment of themselves

Stand Up. Speak Up. Rise Up: Girl Up's Display of Girl Power Taking the World by Storm

Sarah Cannata | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

It's stats like the ones listed here that make Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, so important. Later this year, the campaign will be celebrating its fifth anniversary, and the wins to date are nothing short of remarkable in a relatively short timeframe.

'Why Don't They Just Leave?' Domestic Violence Goes Beyond Physical Abuse

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

After witnessing firsthand the damage caused by financial abuse, Dr. Green founded Second Chance Employment Services (SCES), a nonprofit organization that helps promote financial security for survivors of domestic violence.

I Learned to Follow, and Real Change Happened

Archi Pyati | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Archi Pyati

I remember writing two years ago about how much support young advocates like Jaha needed. Now I can see that Jaha's journey has been transformative, not just for her, but for me. I am humbled to see someone so young leading us all as we fight for equality for girls and women, and to make this country a better place.

A Real Victory for Women and Girls

Françoise Girard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

Women's groups were deeply involved in this process every step of the way because much was, and is, at stake for the girls of today and tomorrow. If this agenda is successfully carried out, by 2030 fewer girls will experience unwanted pregnancy and become infected with HIV.

7 Things We Know About Getting Men Involved in Gender Equality

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Even though we're seeing the first serious contender for a female head of state in the United States, and high box office sales from a romantic comedy with a complex female protagonist, we're still quite a ways -- at least 80 years at the current rate of change -- from seeing true gender equality.

Rep. Johnson: Level of Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls Unacceptable

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

The challenges black men face are real, but I was humbled to learn how unequal justice affects black women. Black women are the fastest growing prison population and their stories must be told if we are going to break this trend. It is open season on all Americans.

Native American Women - Carving a New Path of Hope

Donna Hakimian | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Donna Hakimian

Whether it is the statistic of 0.04% percent of the engineering workforce are Native American women , or the statistic of sexual violence faced by the Native American community cited above, this disheartening data seems bound by a silence reflective of the erasure of generations of history and culture that must be remembered, spoken of, and brought to light.

#SayHerName: Centering the Lives and Deaths of Black Women and Girls

Legal Momentum | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Legal Momentum

Black women have often been relegated to the status of supporter or mourner, or otherwise not sufficiently centered in a debate that should rightfully include the violence and the homicides to which we ourselves have been subjected.

Sandra Bland and Texts of Terror

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

The Bible contains a number of stories that biblical scholar Phyllis Trible calls "texts of terror." These stories of abuse, exploitation, and violence against women expose the misogyny of patriarchal biblical cultures, and their lack of comforting resolution leaves uneasy questions for people of faith.

Signs Your Partner Is Too Controlling

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Below are a series of questions about some of the controlling behaviors you may have experienced. (For a more complete list, please click here). Unhealthy domination by a partner is called coercive control. It's more than just occasional nastiness or bossiness -- it affects several areas of your life and causes you to change your behavior to keep the peace.

Why Do I Feel So Vulnerable? Thoughts on Police Brutality Against Black Women

Myisha Cherry | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

They say that you can judge a society by the way it treats its women and children. Well, a baby girl, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, is dead. This week, a 28-year-old woman, Sandra Bland, has joined her.

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Former FSU Star Offers To Mentor Players Embroiled In Abuse Controversy

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Perhaps it's something in the Tallahassee water, but the Florida State Seminoles football team is in trouble once again. After video surfaced July...

4 Ways Technology Is Boosting the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

As more women find themselves with increasing access to mobile technology and the Internet, the tech world has stepped up to provide women with more, better tools to help them stay safe. Within the developing world, this is the segment of women targeted by tech initiatives.

Black Girls Matter: For Too Long, the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline has Gone Unchecked

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

Too often the initial choice to punish and incarcerate an abused girl sets in motion a vicious cycle of abuse and imprisonment that continues throughout her life. In fact, a girl with a history of sexual abuse is five times more likely to be re-arrested once released.

How a New Generation of Changemakers Is Using Technology in the Fight to End Violence Against Women

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

Tech solutions are suitable for addressing violence against women because we can reach vulnerable women discreetly.

Video Released Of Florida State Quarterback De'Andre Johnson Allegedly Punching Woman In Face

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

Warning: A video below contains violent images of De'Andre Johnson allegedly punching a woman in the face.   The Florida State Attorney...

The Fabric of Healthy Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week The Pollination Project honors people around the world who are helping their communities address some of their most basic needs. From a women-run business in Nigeria, to school gardens in Tanzania and Uganda, and a creative rebuilding effort in Gaza, Palestine, these grantees are showing us how small local initiatives really do make a difference.