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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.

Opportunities for Women in the President's Budget?

Amanda Andere | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Amanda Andere

As an organization with a 50-year history of ensuring that the gender and economic security lenses are included in policy and budget discussions, Wider Opportunities for Women, had one question in reviewing the President's proposed budget, "Are there opportunities for women?"

How a Young Woman's Murder Has Become a Rallying Cry for Change Across Turkey

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The protestors galvanized by Alsan's murder have been calling for tougher sentencing for perpetrators. In addition to these important steps, moving forward it will also be critical to have access to official data which provides an accurate account of the number of violent crimes committed against women.

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

10 Ridiculously Sexist and Dangerous Laws From Around the World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Once in a while in the U.S. we hear about a bill or a law that seems like it must be a joke. These examples might seem silly and inconsequential, but even so, at their core, they speak to very discriminatory ideas about gender, authority and rights that manifest themselves in much more dangerous ways all over the world.

Emile Hirsch Charged With Assault For Putting Woman In Chokehold

AP | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say actor Emile Hirsch put a woman in a chokehold during an altercation at a Utah nightclub that occurred during t...

A Call to Action for Women's Rights

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Laura Turner Seydel

The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Carter's call to action.

And We Deserve to Twinkle

Ivy Nyayieka | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Ivy Nyayieka

Every time someone asks me whether I would like to move back home when I finish school, I say, "I don't know." But I say it in the way I say things that my heart knows but my brain is opposing. It scares me which tragedy humanity would bestow my sons if I raised them in the U.S, and which tragedy my daughters if I raised them in Kenya.

One Billion Rising in Los Angeles: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 04.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Tabby Biddle

On Sunday night at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, President Obama took to the stage with a video message inviting the millions of people watching to join a new campaign, #ItsOnUs, to end violence against women and girls.

#50ShadesIsAbuse: The Erotic Normalization of Violence Against Women

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

What "natural order" of sexy dominance is Fifty Shades of Grey really peddling? Consider that the books and film are about a billionaire "control freak" who likes to dominate.

Stop Arguing About Feminism

Lilian Klatskin | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Lilian Klatskin

Overall, whether you consider yourself a "feminist" or an "anti-feminist," you care about women. So stop disagreeing and calling each other names, and realize what you agree on.

India Woman Sues Uber After Reporting Driver Raped Her

AP | Paul Elias | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court...

With the Super Bowl in Sight, the NFL Must Have Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence in 2015

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

The NFL missed the mark in many, many ways. But that doesn't mean they can't rectify those mistakes as they gear up for a new season. Moreover, the NFL inadvertently launched a national dialogue around domestic violence -- a dialogue that we all need to continue.

Bitter Anniversary for Egyptian Women

Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui

For many women in Egypt, this Sunday will bring back particularly bitter memories -- of a brief moment when it seemed that a better future was finally within reach. Women stood alongside men throughout the 2011 uprising. However, in the years since they have faced a rising tide of violence and discrimination. And nowhere is safe.

The Power of the Feminine Self: Manhood Liberated from Violence Against Women

Payam Akhavan | Posted 03.20.2015 | World
Payam Akhavan

Somewhere near Mosul in Iraq, a Yazidi woman is sold into "marriage" at that price. That is, if she is between 20 and 30 years of age. If she is 10 to 20 years of age, the price is higher, at $129 dollars. The highest price of $172 is reserved for girls up to the age of nine.

This V-Day, Let's Work Together to Prevent Violence Against All Women and Girls

Calpernia Addams | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

The V-Day movement and Eve's play continue to evolve and respond to issues of the day, and our work with the movement was meant to be the start of a conversation about including sex and gender minorities. We encourage you to join us in working together to eliminate violence against all women and girls.