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Democratic Republic of Congo's Dr. Mukwege: ‘How Can One Stay Silent’ in the Face of Sexual Violence?

Dr. Denis Mukwege moved some European parliament members to tears with his speech accepting the 2014 Sakharov Award on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

80th anniversary – First women’s international cricket test match was played in Brisbane

On 28 December, 1934, Queensland hosted the very first women’s international cricket test match. This historic match, Australia vs England, was played at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds over three days. From their arrival by the Kyogle train on 20 December until they left on 1 January, the English team had a busy schedule, conducting radio [...]

Women's Bodies Were the Ultimate Battleground of War-Torn 2014

When we speak of international women's rights, it's tempting to think of them as a destination -- a large, glittering city that we travel towards, hoping one day to arrive there and find that all has changed in our favor. The denizens...Show More Summary

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: 16 Days Exploring Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights

In the East and the West, in the so-called developing and developed worlds, gender-based violence is one of the most common killers of women around the world. The World Heath Organization and other international groups have mounted campaigns to raise awareness about gender-based violence, but many development organizations still don't consider...

Businesses Must Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

This week marks both International Human Rights Day and the end of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. If we are to have real gender equality and a more just society, we must ensure that women participate in the economy on a full and equal basis. Show More Summary

Around Town - All About Women

Sun 08 Mar 2015 All About Women returns on International Women’s Day 2015 with a line-up of unflinching guest speakers, including critic and host of video series Feminist...

3 places to hit the slopes for International Women's Ski Day

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

International Women's Ski Day on Saturday is all about urging girls and women to come together and hone their skills on skis or snowboards.

Female Leadership Is a Must, Not an Option

On International Women's Day in 2010, the European Commission issued a declaration upholding the idea that gender equality is a fundamental right, and reaffirming its commitment to pursuing the "fairer representation of women and men...Show More Summary

#OrangeUrHood Campaign Kicks Off UN-led Effort to End Violence against Women

Tonight, for the first time ever, both the Empire State Building and UN Headquarters in New York are bathed in orange light to kick off the “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” campaign ahead of the International Day to End Violence Against Women.

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

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.

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

As the Indispensable Nation, the U.S. Must Lead in Eliminating Violence Against Women

November 25th is designated by the United Nations to be the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The day, based on the anniversary of the 1960 assassination of the three Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic...Show More Summary

#OrangeUrHood Campaign Kicks Off UN-led Effort to End Violence against Women

Tonight, for the first time ever, both the Empire State Building and UN Headquarters in New York will be bathed in orange light to kick off the “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” campaign ahead of the International Day to End Violence Against Women.

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

In just a few days, the global community will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day takes place on November 25 each year -- a date chosen by the United Nations to mark the assassination of...Show More Summary

It's Time to Fulfill the Promise to End Violence Against Women

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women Cross-posted from UN Women. Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we are reminded how every day women and girls experience violence in their lives. Women are beaten in their homes, harassed on the streets, bullied on the Internet. Show More Summary

UN highlights gender inequality on International Day of the Girl

Pakistani students pray for child education activist Malala Yousafzai in celebration of Malala winning the Nobel Peace Prize on October 11, 2014. The UN spotlighted the problem of violence against women around the world during its third International Day of the Girl on Saturday. Show More Summary

China’s Gendercide: When Women are Strapped to Tables and Forced to Have Abortions

Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Longstanding friendships and family relationships can rupture over the pro-choice/pro-life debate. But on the International Day of the Girl Child, we should agree to bury the hatchet on two issues: the ending of gendercide through sex-selective abortion, abandonment, deadly neglect, and murder of females because of their sex; […]

Lets talk about miscarriage

3 months agoNews : Guardian News Blog

Women and men often feel reluctant to discuss what is a distressing and bewildering - but far from rare - experience, writes Claire Daly in the run-up to International Baby Loss Awareness Day One in five pregnancies are thought to end in a miscarriage, yet though it is commonplace, such a loss can be emotionally paralysing. Show More Summary

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