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Violence Against Women

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.

Bringing Peace and Ending Violence for Women and Girls

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

While often more prevalent in conflict, violence against women is in fact a global phenomenon rooted in social norms and attitudes. More than one in three women around the world have experienced an attack, the vast majority committed by their husbands or boyfriends.

The Woman Who Told Libyans to "Fight Peacefully by Using Your Vote"

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

A year ago today, what many saw as Libya's last chance for a democratic future ended in the kind of tragedy and violence that has marked the country's recent history.

What to do When You're the Victim of Revenge Porn

Patrick Ambron | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Patrick Ambron

Unfortunately, we see an alarming amount of revenge porn cases every month. Based on our experience working with this issue, we put together a guide that can hopefully inform, prevent, or at least help the victims of revenge porn fight back.

Battle Cry of #NiUnaMenos Echoes Through Latin America

Jamie Ballard | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Jamie Ballard

There's a prominent movement happening right now based out of Argentina, where radio journalist Marcela Ojeda, fed up with the number of femicide stories landing on her desk, organized a call to arms. She tweeted "They're killing us," with a hashtag: #NiUnaMenos - not one less.

A Deadly Double Standard

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

We agree that men should stop raping. We agree there needs to be a systemic challenge to culture. We are squarely behind third party interveners, female and male. However, sexual predators are canny about attacking when no "good guys or gals" are around. What then?

Why Isn't Self-Defense Training Available to Every Woman Who Wants It?

Jocelyn Hollander | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Jocelyn Hollander

Self-defense training has been completely left out of the current rush to develop effective prevention strategies, especially on college campuses.

Virgin, Schmirgin

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

When I was interviewing for my current pastoral job, one of the questions asked of me, in one of the many different conversations I had with various committees, was, "What does the Virgin Birth mean to you?"

An Open Letter To Those Who Have Been Called Out for 'Joking' About Sexual Violence

Christa Craven | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Christa Craven

These kinds of threats are NOT a joke, and it is time that college and university administrations and campus police (all police, really) stop considering them as such

A Message to Congress and State Legislatures: Stop Your War on Women!

Jackie DeHon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Jackie DeHon

Since time began, men have attempted to control women. Just when people begin to think we might achieve equity and fair treatment, corrupt elected of...

Embedded With Afghanistan's Hard-Pressed Civil Society

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

With the war in Afghanistan going badly, the much-vaunted American "withdrawal" from the country has recently turned into a kind of dance in place, while a constitutionally challenged government in Kabul struggles seven months after coming into office to take control.

'Farkhunda Is Our Sister'

Ann Jones | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Ann Jones

I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends. By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men. The world would soon come to know her name: Farkhunda. The name means "auspicious" or "jubilant."

Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

The Advice Project | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

According to a U.N. survey of crime trends in 2008, the rape rate in my country, Cameroon, was 2.4 women per 100,000 citizens. Sadly, these numbers don't reflect the reality of how many women and girls actually get raped in Cameroon.

Melissa Jeltsen

'Vagina Monologues' Production Reminds Female Inmates They Aren't Forgotten

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Elisia Dones, 59, gazed out the window of the bus as it passed Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York’s only maximum-s...

Sexual Violence in South Sudan -- A Tactic of War

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

The women and children of South Sudan, are amongst the most vulnerable. The protracted emergencies and complete absence of social services is destroying the human capital base and potential of the youngest country in the world.

The Progression of Rwanda's Feminine Culture

Ange Kagame | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Ange Kagame

When I reflect upon my own experiences and life lessons, I think of my mother Jeannette Kagame, who has helped change the women of Africa for the better, starting with me.

Online Violence: Just Because It's Virtual Doesn't Make It Any Less Real

Clare Winterton | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Clare Winterton

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of human existence and a critical space for marginalized populations to make their voices heard, a woman's inability to feel safe online is an impediment to her freedom, as well as to her basic human rights.

From Sweden, India to Kenya Men Must Take a Stand to Protect Women: #HeForShe

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Time for change has come. All men must take a firm stand against violence and discrimination, for Kenya to reach its full promise and potential as a people and a nation.

Moving Beyond 20 Years of 'One in Three'

Mary Ellsberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Mary Ellsberg

You may have heard the World Health Organization's harrowing statistic: one in three women around the world will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, most often by someone she knows -- either an intimate partner or family member.

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.

Love The Real You: The Case for Self Love

Fatima Scipio | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

In a society where we are hit with images that range from young girls beating on each other to assaulting our elders, one must wonder and question where is the love? Where is the love for self and those around us?

Taking Global Action for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Christine Hart | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Christine Hart

While the U.S. has a long way to go to ensure that survivors of sexual violence can seek effective legal recourse and access critical medical and psychosocial services, individuals in other corners of the world often lack the most basic legal protections and services.

An Interview With Shawn Partridge on Violence Against Native Women

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Nagle

Native women in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to be victims of sexual assault. Shawn Partridge is too familiar with this reality. She has served as the Program Director of the Family Violence Prevention Program of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for nearly three years. This week, as part of her work, Shawn is bringing the Monument Quilt to Tulsa.

Everyday Abolition: Working Towards Non-Punitive Accountability

justin adkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

Practicing restorative justice begins in our everyday lives. In an everyday setting jumping to punitive measures raises questions like the following. What do you do when your neighbor/friend is verbally having a loud disagreement with her teenager?

A World of Violence

Eduardo Galeano | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Eduardo Galeano

In 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary, was murdered in Berlin. Her killers bludgeoned her with rifle blows and tossed her into the waters of a canal. Along the way, she lost a shoe.