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6 Thoughts After Being Chased in a Foreign Country

Jessica Elliott | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Jessica Elliott

A few months ago I had one of the scariest experiences yet while traveling. And the scariest part is that it could have been, and often is, much worse. I took time to think about what happened, enjoyed the counsel of many other badass women travelers, and so now I share not just the story, but also the 6 thoughts I've focused on after.

34 Things Women Do To Stay Safe Show The Burden Of 'Being Careful'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women

"But it is the men who are attacking the women. If there is to be a curfew, let the men stay at home." So responded Israeli Prime Minister Golda...

In a Culture of Rape, How Can We Not Insist That Women Learn Self-Defense?

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Today's culture is arguably one where rape and sexual assault are supported by societal norms of male aggression and female weakness. For a very long ...

Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.

When the City Is a 'War Zone'

Jenny Drezin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Jenny Drezin

For many women and girls, the city is a hostile environment, to be negotiated "as delicately as a war zone." A trip down this or that street, a turn around the wrong corner can be like stepping on a landmine. Strategy, timing, and carefully planned routing can mean the difference between a normal trip, and a sudden verbal or physical explosion.

Photojournalist Gang-Raped In Mumbai: Police

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media

(Adds news of arrest, police chief quotes, details of attack) MUMBAI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A photo journalist was gang-raped in the Indi...

Avoiding Every Woman's Worst Nightmare

Allison Leotta | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime
Allison Leotta

We all have built-in alarm systems. You know that hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck feeling. Listen to it. Get out of a situation where you feel something is off -- even if you can't articulate why.

Help Friends Stay Safe

Jacqueline Washington | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Jacqueline Washington is an exciting user-driven social justice app and networking site focused on personal safety. From ensuring that friends get home...

Safety Tips for Women

Marybeth Bond | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Marybeth Bond

Of all the places and ways I traveled, I never thought safety would be at the top of my "worry" list, but that's firmly where it is today. I plan my accommodations, daytime activities and clothing to avoid being a target.

Nearly 1 In 5 Women In U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Posted 12.15.2011 | Women

In a new survey of 16,000 American men and women by The Center For Disease Control, 1 in 5 women say they have been raped and 1 in 4 said they were vi...

When It's Safer to Walk Home Alone

Brenna Cammeron | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women
Brenna Cammeron

It was late, I was tired, the driver said I could pay whatever I wanted. Alarm bells should have started going off then -- but they didn't.