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Violence Against Women

South African Nonprofit Engages Men In Fight To End Violence Against Women

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home

U.N. Women estimates that one in 10 of the nation’s women are victims of violence each year. Cape Town’s Sonke organization is tackling the issue ...

A Fighting Chance - Filipina Women Fighting Sexual Assault

Kuro Tawil | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Girls with their Kuros! pepper spray cans - Photo by Danny Pata When I started Kuros! three years ago, we had one goal: get pepper spray into the han...

Brazil's Copacabana Beach Dotted With Underwear To Protest Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home

More than 400 pairs of red and stained white panties covered the sand of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Monday as part of a nationwide protest...

Why Jimmy Carter is just plain wrong when it comes to sex work

Alison Bass | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Research shows that sex work is not inherently violent. Indoor sex workers, for instance, are much less likely than streetwalkers to encounter violence. One recent British study of 135 indoor prostitutes found that 78 percent of them never experienced any violence.

What's Really Wrong With the Latest X-Men Ads

Jessica Elliott | Posted 06.04.2016 | Media
Jessica Elliott

And it isn’t what you think. Before you get all riled up, this isn’t a piece aimed at the studios, calling for the advertising to change. I ...

Legal Momentum Proudly Wears Orange to Call for Action on Gun Violence

Legal Momentum | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Legal Momentum

Today, June 2, is the second annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Across the nation, people are wearing orange to honor the millions of lives a...

Time to Change Expectations: Zero Retribution to Zero Tolerance

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil calls us all to turn the tide of sexual violence against women and girls in Brazil and in every country in the world.

Why The Internet Is Disturbed By This ‘X-Men’ Poster

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women

A new poster for "X-Men: Apocalypse" featuring Jennifer Lawrence is getting attention for the all the wrong reasons. The poster features Lawrence as ...

The Bathroom Bogeyman: Policing Trans* Bodies and Protecting Women

Liz Hanssen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Hanssen

Outing the true culprits hiding in the stall: transmisogyny and gender-based violence.

End FGM

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Harpreet Kaur

We live in a patriarchal world but FGM is an issue that is practiced in different countries where the pressure for this to happen is not just necessarily directed from men as form of domination. It is deeply imbedded in some cultures by women to be enforced on girls and women, as a way of life and often related to religion.

Police Arrest Two Men In Brazil Gang-Rape Case

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police in Rio de Janeiro said on Monday they are certain a 16-year-old girl was gang raped earlier this month, but added th...

Safety of Women and Girls, Invisibility of Trans Men and Title IX

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Sheena C. Howard

This is just another example of America's historically moral hypocrisy around social issues and public policy, when it comes to minority populations.

How Climate Change Is Fueling Violence Against Women

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Carla Lopez remembers the first time she heard a suggestion that climate change was a factor leading to the ...

As Women's Rights Improve, Violence Against Women Rises

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's battle for equality is bringing benefits in health, finance and political participation but ...

Dear Officer: The Silent Words Spoken By a Domestic Violence Victim

Tiffani Crenshaw | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Tiffani Crenshaw

I called you all here today to let you know that I can no longer allow this man in my home. I know I have taken him back countless times but the pain in my children's eyes and the brokenness of my heart I can no longer bear.

Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

From Where I Stand: Yanar Mohammed

UN Women | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown “The situation is very grim in Iraq. We run into many young women who have run away from thei...

Hope Endures On Mother's Day for the Chibok Girls

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

There are certain experiences in life that are transformative. My time with Rebecca Samuel, one of the mothers of the 276 Chibok Girls of Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on April 14, 2014, was one such experience.

My G Word Story of Trauma and Healing

Mallika Dutt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Mallika Dutt

Two years ago, I remembered a long buried childhood memory that helped me to understand why I had so many accidents in the kitchen. When I was seven, my grandmother's cook, Bahadur, started to sexually touch me.

Mother's Day Must Go

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Douglas Forbes

Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?

Why Educate Girls?

Shanna Peeples | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Shanna Peeples

Hery Zo Rakotondramanana via Creative Commons Listening to statistics about the global lack of education for girls from Irina Bokova, Director-Genera...

I Will Protect Her

Bruce Hay | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Hay

Creeps like him seem to be everywhere these days, threatening to harm any trans woman they find in what they consider the wrong place. Their numbers include not only private vigilantes like Russ, but law enforcement officials and candidates for office who promise to personally police the women's room.

Am I Playing the Woman's Card?

Monica J. Vila | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Monica J. Vila

Here are my top examples of the exceptional women in this world playing the "women card" and inspiring the rest of us.

Let's Stop Referring to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as 'Women's Issues'

Linda A. Seabrook | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Linda A. Seabrook

From reproductive rights to paid family leave to sexual and domestic violence, our society neatly categorizes issues where women bear the brunt of the burden as "women's issues," turning them into problems for women and women's rights advocates alone to solve.

Fighting for Amy: On Bullies, Bathrooms, and Violence Against Black Girls

Eboni Marshall Turman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices
Eboni Marshall Turman

Amy's tragedy has urged me to recall what I know for myself about the reality of violence perpetrated against black girls and women. That is, that all too often there is a man or boy at the center of it.