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Violence Against Women

Moving the Needle Forward on Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Melanne Verveer | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Melanne Verveer

Afghanistan has changed significantly since the fall of the Taliban, and the ways in which Afghans view themselves and their country continue to evolve.

5 Ways We're Making Progress In Curbing Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact

While the work is far from over, the world has made some strides in prioritizing women's rights and safety this year. International Day for the El...

Honoring Those Lost in the Struggle to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

The torture and torment of women has become an ideology for some. What we can give ourselves as women, no one else will. Women of the world, rise up for your dignity and equality.

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

Christine Hart | Posted 01.21.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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 01.14.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.11.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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 12.31.2014 | 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 12.29.2014 | 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 12.28.2014 | 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 12.23.2014 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 12.21.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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...