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Violence Against Women

To Protect People Fleeing Mosul, Undo Iraq's Anti-Shelter Policy

Lisa Davis | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Lisa Davis

Local activists know that changing the anti-shelter policy, in this time of massive humanitarian crisis, will broaden the safety net for people fleeing all forms of violence. And it can't come a moment too soon for the people of Mosul.

Artists Share Illustrations To Condemn Violence Against Women In Latin America

Sandra Lucario | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.20.2016 | World

Following the rape and murder of 16-year-old Lucia Perez in Mar del Plata, a coastal town in Argentina, earlier this month, tens of thousands of women...

From where I stand: Debora Barros Fince

UN Women | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Photo: UN Women/Nathan Beriro I was a person with many dreams. I graduated from law school in 2003 and wanted to help my ...

From Where I Stand: Nada Marković

UN Women | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
UN Women

Helping women heal from the scars of the conflict means giving them control over their lives. When you empower a woman economically, she can exercise her rights better, within her family, her community and in the world.

Women's Strikes Are Erupting Across Argentina After The Brutal Rape Of A Teenage Girl

Debora Diniz | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Debora Diniz

The death of Lucía is shocking for various reasons. The first is how the perpetrators treated her body. The crime was heinous: she died after being tortured even beyond rape.

Crossing The Line ~ Sexual Assault

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Janet Bertolus

I'm so sickened by Friday's lewd Trump tape. But what makes me even sicker is how that type of "locker room" talk is supposed to be laughed off if you follow the example of the R.N.C. and this guy's supporters.

Sex, Lies And Videotapes: Is Gender The New Black?

Terry Smith | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Terry Smith

Trump has been an unfit candidate for a long time and for many reasons, so it's curious that an videotape that has brought his misogyny into sharp relief is becoming the tipping point in this year's presidential race. But perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by Republicans' disparate tolerance of racial bigotry versus misogyny.

On Every Street

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

We were kissing in an Italian art museum. The Galleria Borghese, the sculpture room. He had one hand entwined in mine, the other around my neck. Other tourists were staring, but we were in Rome, and when in Rome, one kissed when one was in love.

First Dates and Trump Tapes: Fighting the New Norm of Foreplay

Suzannah Galland | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Suzannah Galland

Women Who Want Respect Do Not Want Trump Whatever political side one chooses, it is plain to see that fear is a strong element in the psychology of...

What International Day Of The Girl Means To Me

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Ola Ojewumi

On this International Day of the Girl we celebrate women and girls all over the world and work towards how we as women can set a better example of leadership.

One Crucial Thing Can Help End Violence Against Girls

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact

Pauline, 16, couldn’t tell you how many men she’s had sex with. “I’ve lost count,” the teen from Zimbabwe told aid group Plan International...

From where I stand: Elizabeth Chatuwa

UN Women | Posted 10.09.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Photo: Malawi Girl Guides/Otchiwe Nkosi Child marriage is a very big problem in Malawi. As soon as a girl reaches puberty...

Sexual Assault in the Age of Social Media

K. Sujata | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
K. Sujata

The story of sexual assault and victimization through social media has unfortunately become commonplace. Between the universality of cellphones with cameras and the widespread cultural adoption of social media, victims are often trapped in a wrath of character assassination and name-calling long after their assault.

7 Wondrous Women: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

High-achieving women attract far more public criticism than their high-achieving male counterparts. Women are victims of sexual assault 91% of the tim...

Ignorant Comments From Lebanese Parliament Member Foster Rape Culture

Halim Shebaya | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

“Today […]I feel ashamed that there are MPs like you who represent me in the Parliament.” Those were the stinging words an activist, Hayat Mirsh...

Violence Against Women, The Wage Gap and Homelessness

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

A recent report from McKinsey & Company, The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States, lists violence against women as one o...

Religious leaders aim to end gender-based violence in Ethiopia

UN Women | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Religious leaders attending training in Mertolemariam town in February 2016. Photo: EOC Archbishop Abune Markos from E...

Chibok and the scourge of enforced disappearance

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 09.02.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The reports first came in a trickle, then a deluge. In April 2014, we learnt that Boko Haram had raided the Government Secondary School for girls in C...

Thousands Sign Petition To Free 15-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing Abusive Father

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.30.2016 | Black Voices

Over 6,000 people have signed a petition calling on Trumbull County prosecutors to drop charges against Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old girl accused of ...

Speaking Out: Shame and Sexual Assault

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Suzannah Galland

The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distin...

She Was Leaving Her Emotionally Abusive Husband. Now Her Family Is Dead.

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.23.2016 | Women

A few weeks before her death, Megan Short logged onto Facebook and clicked on a story about emotional abuse. The article, titled “He didn’t hit me...

Dear Men

Jennifer Bosse | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
Jennifer Bosse

Men, you may think we're being paranoid or that it doesn't happen with the alarming regularity that it does, but I urge you to really look within.

You Can't Keep Women Runners Safe By Only Talking to Women

Holly Kearl | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Holly Kearl

Three young women were killed while running alone in Michigan, Massachusetts and New York across the past two weeks. Each case is under investigation ...

'Jokes' About Shooting A Woman Are Anything But

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.11.2017 | Women

Well, it’s come to this. At a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump casually floated the idea of someone shooting his female ...

Fighting For My Identity As A Black Woman in Brazil

Neomisia Silvestre | Posted 08.09.2016 | Black Voices
Neomisia Silvestre

"I'm going like this" is an expression that takes long to become a reality for a black woman. "I'm going like this" requires confidence, self-esteem, attitude; it requires everything they taught us not to have.