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Violence Against Women

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.

60 Years Of Jane Doe Portraits Give Nameless Women The Attention They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

On May 10, 1950, the body of an unidentified woman with red hair and freckles was found in Bath, West Virginia. An unnamed individual had been mushroo...

I Was Attacked On Easter Sunday

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

This was just one of the countless stories read by women, about women, who would not be alive if not for the support of Donor Direct Action (DDA), an organization which has been providing decades-long support for women.

Thousands Of Afghan Women Have Found Refuge In Shelters Funded By West

The New York Times | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

KABUL, Afghanistan — Faheema stood trembling in the courtyard of the large house, steeling herself for the meeting with her family. She took a de...

Illusions Shattered by #BlackandBlue

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Sharon Zarozny

#Thedress, the meme, and social media all came together in a big way last week. It started as silliness, the buzz broke the Internet and, incredibly, it resulted in a brilliant Public Service Announcement (PSA) -- a powerful meme designed to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Melanne Verveer | Posted 05.10.2015 | World
Melanne Verveer

Conflict razes more than homes and cities. In these settings, girls remain acutely vulnerable to physical and psychological abuse, rape, forced marriage, unwanted pregnancy and premature death.

'What Was He Wearing?' Why the Media Needs to Ask the Right Questions About Rape and Violence

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Phoebe K. Schreiner

Violence against women is learned, not innate or inevitable. It's everyone's problem and everyone's responsibility to solve, and we urgently need to insist on keeping our focus on challenging the culture of violence that perpetuates values almost none of us want to embrace.

Legal Equality for Women and Men Is the First Step to a Better World

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Yasmeen Hassan

However, governments should not wait for brave victims of unjust laws to come forward, and they should not wait for individual campaigns against each and every sex discriminatory law. They should do the right thing and proactively remove all sex discriminatory laws.

The U.N. Aims To End Gender Inequality By 2030. Can It Be Done?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact

Updated on March 8, 2015 at 12:45 P.M. EST The U.N. admits that the road to gender equality has been "slow" moving and hampered by regression. But ...

Mind the (Gender) Gap

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

Tackling this issue requires a change in a society's understanding of "what a woman can or can not do." Policies help. Signing treaties help. Yet, advocating a change in mentality requires reframing the conversation at the policy level.

Men Need to Check Each Other About Violence Against Women

Elischia Fludd | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Elischia Fludd

John eventually voiced that he found the celebrity statement sick and that I was not being heard and the conversation shut down from there. Just like that, one man changed the flow of conversation.

The Year of the Woman

Muna Rihani Al-Nasser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8th, it is time to remember that are many gains to be cherished and there many gaps that still persist.

On International Women's Day, Business Leaders Call for Action

Richard Branson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Richard Branson

Business leaders call for action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and encourage business to build companies that truly value diversity

7 New Rules for Women on the Rise

Ozioma | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women

What does it take to become a woman who not only rises, but also shines? Over the past couple of years, through my personal journey and my work with women throughout the world, I have begun to notice a pattern of traits and actions emerging from women ready to shake things up in their own lives, make their mark, and BE the changes they want to SEE in the world. New rules are emerging. Here are seven of them.

Underwear Campaign Shares Powerful #BriefMessage About Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

No, these women aren’t getting their panties in a bunch. They’re just getting the world to listen. Across the globe, more than a third of wome...

A Potent Mix: Freedom of Expression and Violence Against Women

Widney Brown | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Widney Brown

The panicked decision by the government of India to ban a BBC documentary on the infamous 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, claiming it must do so to protect women in India, demonstrates that "protective" measures by governments actually hurt women.

Fifty Shades of Destruction to Women and Girls

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Ending domestic violence requires the help of all segments of society, national policy makers, media, businesses, and in the home. It's a responsibility that requires constant campaigning.

3 Ways We Can Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

Chelsea Clinton | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Chelsea Clinton

Violence against women and girls is an epidemic of global proportions. Transcending geographic borders, economic and social class, religion and ethnicity, violence impacts women of all ages, in all communities around the world.

Cuba Joins One Billion Rising To End Violence Against Women

Ann Wright | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Ann Wright

What an honor to be in Cuba for the first celebration of One Billion Rising to end violence against women!

Will the Reinstatement of the Death Penalty in Turkey Prevent Violence Against Women?

Aylin Unver Noi | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Aylin Unver Noi

This catastrophic event indicated to us once more that enacting rules or making reforms cannot by themselves help to empower women and prevent violence. The government of Turkey should focus much more on internalization of the reforms (like those it pioneered once upon a time) to prevent them from being merely cosmetic.

Actress Emma Watson Applauds Men in Miniskirts

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Thousands of men across Turkey and Azerbaijan are posting pictures of themselves on social media wearing miniskirts. They are not only taking photos, they are also taking to the streets to express solidarity with those who have been protesting violence against women in Turkey for over a week now.

This is What Revolution Looks Like: One Billion Rising Revolution Photo Essay

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

Beginning on 7 February and continuing throughout the year, activists are RISING to end violence against women and girls, and calling for a radical shift in consciousness to end the global epidemic of abuse that one in three women face worldwide.

Capturing Humanity Through the Arts

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Steven W. Hawkins

The public space between social activism, advocacy and art can be profound. In their own ways, art and social justice are universal languages. The idea that all people should be treated fairly and respectfully transcends backgrounds and cultures.