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Australian Army chief to men: Stop being bystanders to violence against women

Last year, as you might remember, Australian Army Lieutenant General David Morrison — the top ranked man in the Australian armed forces — made a video addressing sexual violence in the ranks. He famously urged men in the armed forces to stop being bystanders to sexual abuse among their colleagues, and told them that “the standard you […]

27 “Pro-Choice” Ohio Democrats Vote Against Places Helping Women Choose Life

In theory, “pro-choice” supposedly means respecting the choice of pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term or to have an abortion practitioner kill their baby in an abortion. So why did 27 “pro-choice” Democrats in Ohio vote against pregnancy centers that help women choose life? That’s what happened in the Ohio House of Representatives […]

Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

46 minutes agoNews : The Two-Way

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

Being a Woman Should Not Have to be a Courageous Act

This week, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. It's a time to remind us every year how much work there is to do to end violence against women and girls around the world. Show More Summary

Some job postings of relevance

Continuing the tradition of blogging the development job posting of everyone who is married to me: Become the the project director of a 5-year research project on violence against women Become a research advisor on a monster-sized Pakistan Reading Project I am more or … Continue reading ? The post Some job postings of relevance appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Slimy pickup artist Julien Blanc has been barred from entering Singapore "especially if he is here t

Slimy pickup artist Julien Blanc has been barred from entering Singapore "especially if he is here to hold seminars or events that propagate violence against women." He'd previously been thrown out of Australia and rejected by the U.K. Read more...

FCKH8?s Little Girls Are Back, Still Swearing

FCKH8 attracted a lot of attention with its recent controversial video featuring young girls in dresses dropping “F-Bombs for Feminism,” addressing issues of gender inequality and violence against women for the for-profit activist t-shirt...Show More Summary

ORANGE - is the call of our generation

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. The next generation will face food scarcity,...Show More Summary

Preventing Violence Against Women: A Sluggish Cascade?

There has been a global 'cascade' in commitments to end violence against women. But the violence keeps happening. What is needed is more support — nationally and internationally — for feminist organizations, argues Professor Anne Marie Goetz.

Jian Ghomeshi Withdraws Lawsuit Against CBC

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The CBC fired longtime on-air personality and Canadian music-scene champion Jian Ghomeshi last month amidst allegations that he beat several women against their consent during BDSM encounters. Ghomeshi sued his former employers for $55 million, a lawsuit the CBC moved to dismiss. Now a CBC spokesman has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Ghomeshi has [...]

Being a Woman Should Not Have To Be a Courageous Act

This week we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

Ghomeshi Drops $55M Wrongful Termination BDSM Suit Against CBC

22 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Former radio star Jian Ghomeshi, whose career imploded over accusations that he was a violent sex addict who abused women, has dropped a $55 million wrongful termination suit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In addition, he will be forced to pay the CBC's $18,000 legal fees.

Looking to a New Era for Women's HIV Prevention

This World AIDS Day, global resolve to end the AIDS epidemic has never been stronger. With its new Fast-Track strategy, UNAIDS has set ambitious goals for accelerated action in the fight against HIV. As Michel Sidibé, executive director...Show More Summary

Arizona Lesbian Couple Marries After 57 Years Together!

23 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian :

The women were plaintiffs in the fight against Arizona's marriage ban. read more

Women's History Museum Does Not Belong in Defense Budget

On October 11, Rengin Yusuf died. She was a mom, a warrior and a young Peshmergan fighter who died in battle against ISIS. According to Sandor Jaszberenyi’s piece in the Wall Street Journal, she was part of a brave group of women who...Show More Summary

As Turkish Women Struggle for Freedom from Violence, Their President Tells Them: Give up on Equality

2014 has been another horrendous year for violence against women in Turkey. In this context, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's suggestion women should seek "equivalence" instead of equality has disappointed many.

Discrimination is not natural; it is learned: Ending violence against women

Sometimes when I’m in a group of women, I find myself silently ticking us off by sets of three: one, two, three; one, two, three.  Statistically, I know, 1 in 3 of us will be raped, beaten, or otherwise abused … Please continue read...

Honoring Those Lost in the Struggle to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Ending violence against women isn't just about saying no to violence; it's about saying yes to women's right to control their own bodies and minds. The 25th November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Show More Summary

African Youth Launch New Alliance Against Gender Violence

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. Jestina, Faith, Mweta, and Samuel were sexual and reproductive health educators and advocates. Show More Summary

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