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Gender Based Violence

An Interactive Fight Against Gender-Based Violence: Priya's Shakti

Lina Srivastava | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

Additionally, Priya is not docile, light-skinned, hyper-sexualized or objectified in the way mainstream Indian or global media often presents women. She is both an everywoman as well as a superhero who starts to build her own movement through the help of a powerful ally in Parvati.

I Tried To Write About Violence Against Women -- But Couldn't Because of Violence Against Women

Ravishly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Violence against women costs us all a lot. There is the emotional toll. There is the physical toll. There is the overall health toll. And all of these tolls amount to a financial toll: I have been unable to do my very job.

Businesses Must Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Liz Shuler | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Liz Shuler

We need more than just lip service to women's rights. We need tangible, concrete measures designed to address gender-based violence in the workplace. Ensuring that women have access to jobs with decent pay and safe working conditions is critical to building a just and equal society.

PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

No girl anywhere dreams of living with HIV. It's time we come together to prevent HIV and accelerate our efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation -- and enable girls everywhere to live their dreams.

Gender-Based Violence Has No Place in New York City

Rebecca Iwerks | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Rebecca Iwerks

It is time for New York City to pass a resolution recognizing gender-motivated violence, such as domestic and sexual violence, as a human rights concern and declaring that freedom from gender-motivated violence is a human right.

Orange Is the Call of Our Generation

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Maryam Zar

Eliminate violence against women. In fact, eliminate gender based violence all together and teach tolerance to a new generation that is tasked with solving some of humanity's thorniest issues.

African Youth Launch New Alliance Against Gender Violence

Randal Mason | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Randal Mason

There were eight of them from Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Changu had worked in a women's shelter. Brian used sports to teach alternatives to violence.

In Fiji First Responders Train to Address Sexual Violence in Disasters

UN Women | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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.

Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Serra Sippel

The U.S. government is the largest bilateral donor of global health, development, and humanitarian assistance. It is unconscionable that the U.S. is failing to use its considerable power to facilitate access to post-rape care for women and girls.

In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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...

12 Examples: Pew's Online Harassment Survey Highlights Digital Gender Safety

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women online, all of us, are either dealing with some level of sexist harassment or are witnessing it and deriving lessons from how society responds.

It's OK to Beat Her, Just Don't Kill Her

Phil Latessa | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Phil Latessa

In rural Tanzania, it is OK to beat your wife. Women are powerless and ashamed to even discuss these beatings with their family or friends.

What About The Girls?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.

International Day of the Girl: Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Girl.

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

In this crucial period of political transition and troop withdrawal at the end of the year, it is imperative that young Afghan girls are empowered with the skills, knowledge and courage to stand up to violence perpetrated against them.

Celebrating the Girls Who Can

Claire Armitage | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Claire Armitage

Emerge poverty free works with the BCHC to help over 700 orphans who have been placed with foster families in Bunia. Years of conflict, between myriad rebel groups, in the resource-rich region have devastated local lives, separating families and destroying livelihoods.

World Mental Health Day: Let's Do It for the Children

Curt Goering | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

With counseling and psychosocial support, young lives devastated by war and childhoods violently taken away can be reclaimed. We see it happen when they begin to smile again, laugh again, and play again.

First Responders: Women's Organizations Fighting Against Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Vanessa Thevathasan

The conflict has not only shone a light against the persecution of women, it has provided greater understanding of the essential work civil society is playing in safeguarding women and protecting their human rights. Without them, women would be left open to the untold horror of ISIL.

In Brazil, the World Cup Is Over But the Sexual Violence Continues

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

A few short weeks after the World Cup ended in Rio de Janeiro, four military police officers were arrested for the rape of three young women in a Rio de Janeiro favela. This episode and others have pointed to continual patterns of sexual violence in Brazil.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

The Real Questions We Should Be Asking About #WhyIStayed

Megan Foo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

Scrolling down these tweets, I couldn't help but wonder: how many more women bear the same brunt of intimate partner violence? How many more women struggle to break the vicious cycle of violence and reconciliation that keeps them holding on to abusive relationships?

Allow U.S. Foreign Aid to Do Its Job

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Allowing U.S. foreign aid to be used to provide life-saving health services that include safe abortion care is critical to achieving a comprehensive and humanitarian response. Clarification of U.S. law and correct interpretation of the Helms amendment is an important first step to ensure a comprehensive and compassionate U.S. response to sexual violence globally.

A Guy Asked Her A Sexist, Obscene Question. This Was Her Response.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women

Venessa Marco was at a bodega when the man behind the counter asked her if she could deep throat. He said, “You look like the kind of girl who can s...

Once We Make This Dream A Reality

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Michelle Bachelet

The legitimate demands and needs that we have as women are not seen. However, this situation is not merely a challenge in terms of justice. It represents a significant shortcoming in the quality of our democracies.

Burning Witches in Denmark: A Midsummer Ritual Unintentionally Endorses Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

Am I lacking a sense of humor? Too politically correct? Maybe. But the feminist in me never fails to be offended.

On World Refugee Day, Let's Commit to Make the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict a Priority

Sarah Costa | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

From physical and psychological abuse, rape and genital mutilation to exploitation and human trafficking, gender-based violence (GBV) has profound and long-lasting consequences for individuals, families and communities.