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Violence Against Women

Man Confesses To Killing Woman Who Didn't Want To Date Him: Police

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.06.2016 | Crime

A Wisconsin man has confessed to fatally shooting a former coworker this week because he believed she had rejected his romantic advances, police ...

No Time to Lose in Tackling Violence Against Women

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 02.07.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Every day, in every part of the world, women and girls suffer acts of violence, mostly at the hands of men. It happens in rich countries and poor, in every age group and in every stratum of society.

Being A Woman In A Big City Is Like Living Under A Permanent Curfew

Mariana Mazzini | Posted 02.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Mariana Mazzini

I find it disheartening that I have to get dressed, put on my make-up, and head out the door with the knowledge that I will face some kind of harassment on the street, and so will many other women.

Fatal Economic Exploitation

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

This past December, Harold Henthorn was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife Toni Henthorn. Originally, when Harold Henthorn reported the death of his wife off of a 140-ft cliff in Denver, Colorado, it was considered an accident.

Dispelling 5 Myths about Domestic Violence

Angela Perkey | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Angela Perkey

If you are experiencing domestic violence, know that it is not your fault. You might not understand why he's treating you like this, and that's ok. There are some things in life we will never understand. But you don't have to keep making excuses for your partner, and you don't have to continue living this way.

Gloria Steinem On The 'Crucial' Next Steps For Women, And What Gives Her Hope

Marianne Schnall | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Marianne Schnall

"Progress is not automatic, it depends on what we do every day."

Women's Empowerment Will Accelerate Kenya's Economic Prosperity

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

With over 70 percent of Kenyans aged below 30, we are at the cusp of a demographic dividend. For this dividend to become a reality, Kenya will have to surmount some formidable challenges, none more exigent than the empowerment of its women.

Meet The Afghan Woman Who Refuses To Stay Silent After Her Husband Cut Off Her Nose

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Reza Gul will never forget her wedding day. She was forcibly handed off to a complete stranger in exchange for just ov...

Joe Biden On Violence Against Women: 'We Have To Change The Culture'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday told world business leaders not to relax efforts to help women make economic progress, reminding them that they ...

Why Does She Stay?

Lisa M. Hayes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
Lisa M. Hayes

It's one of the most confusing aspects of domestic violence, and the answers are complicated. It happens more often than it should.

Here's What We Know So Far About The Assaults In Cologne

HuffPost Germany | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

The mass sexual assaults outside the central train station in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve are currently the subject of ongoing police investi...

Exit This Way

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

I didn't want to exit this life via domestic violence. The abuse was getting worse and I had to commit to saving myself. My parent's deaths from cancer had given me strength. My inability to cope with physical, emotional and sexual abuse whilst grieving, forced me to take action.

The War Against German Women Has Been Raging All Along

Sabrina Hoffmann | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Sabrina Hoffmann

The people who are currently the most vocal about the New Year's Eve attacks make life difficult for women in Germany 364 days of the year.

What Does The Sociopathic Incident Of Harassment In Cologne Have To Do With Islam?

Eren Güvercin | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Eren Güvercin

Alarmists will use such an incident as an excuse to raise the issue of culture clash. But sociopathic behavior is sociopathic behavior, regardless of the alleged background of the perpetrators.

Until We Value Girls the Same as Boys, Violence Against Women Will Continue in High Rates Around the World

Holly Kearl | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Holly Kearl

In the United States, a woman who publicly speaks out for equal rights for women or states that men should stop harassing and abusing women may be harassed or might even face rape or death threats.

The U.S. Approach to Fighting Violence Against Women

Cindy Dyer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Women
Cindy Dyer

Coordination between government and civil society can take strides towards remedying this immense problem. True collaboration between these sectors is imperative to stop violence against women, and in the United States, it has led to a significant decrease in the rates of domestic violence and gender-based violence.

Who Is Keeping Track of the Dead? This Woman.

Susan Scrupski | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Susan Scrupski

Armstrong points out some of the worst to suffer are the thousands of children who have lost one or both parents to domestic violence.  Even worse, many have witnessed the violent deaths of one or both of their parents. Left orphaned, many end up in the custody of the state and in foster homes.

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

Teaching the Need for Gender Equity in Peru

Randal Mason | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

In Peru, women face a number of inequalities and barriers, including a large gender pay gap, early marriage and pregnancy, sexism in the media, and attitudes that they should only care for children and do housework. But chief among the challenges these women confront daily is domestic and gender-based violence.

Asia-Pacific Sex Workers Speak Out About Violence

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

On December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers [APNSW] released a video series h...

Cops Get New Guidance On Responding To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced new guidance Tuesday designed to help law enforcement prevent gender bias when responding to sexual assault ...

Amid Rising Fear, Muslim Women Arm Themselves With Self-Defense

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women

A steady stream of Muslim women filled a large studio in Manhattan on Saturday evening, awaiting an introductory lesson in self-defense. Most of them...

5 Ways Colombian Women are Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict

Rosella Chibambo | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Rosella Chibambo

Despite being targets for sexual and other forms of violence by guerrilla groups, paramilitary forces and state security forces, Colombian women are on the front lines of grassroots and national efforts to support survivors and rebuild their communities.

In Solidarity With Women, For Women

Philomena Kwao | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Philomena Kwao

Today, December 10, we observe Human Rights Day, marking the 67th anniversary since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the end of the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Things I Learned From My Time as a Phone Sex Operator

The Establishment | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
The Establishment

I learned about shame, and how it silences our true selves. And more importantly, that we all have it -- so many people share the same fetishes, need the same conditions to feel safe, to get excited, to achieve pleasure, to feel their fantasies are fulfilled.