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
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.
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
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
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.
November 25 marks the the International Day for the Elimination of 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
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
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
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; […]
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
In commemoration of this year’s International Day of Peace, our partner Otilia Lux de Coti, Executive Director of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF-FIMI), delivered a statement on the inextricable link between the rights...Show More Summary
On Sept. 4, 2013, as Jason Reitman was about to debut "Labor Day" at the Toronto International Film Festival, news broke that Reitman had cast Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in "Men, Women & Children." One year later,...Show More Summary
Three days ago in New York City, dozens of bared breasts and half as many women marched from Columbus Circle to Bryant Park, accompanied by a coterie of similarly topless men. The occasion—International Go Topless Day—was marked by eager press coverage in the New York Post and elsewhere. Show More Summary
Yesterday was International Topless Day, and women in New York City gathered for a march in midtown Manhattan to celebrate their right to lose their shirts and ditch their bras. [ more › ]
After realizing I was using women to fill an internal void, I gave them up completely and discovered three surprises about myself. – Not long ago, I began to see how I was mostly using women as a way to feel better about myself. Not just sexually, but in all kinds of ways. Show More Summary
Israel has now killed 195 Palestinians, 158 of whom are civilians, Including 36 children and 29 women in 9 days of attacks on Gaza, says the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, in calling on international bodies to investigate Israel for war crimes and violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention
During National Women's History Month and International Women's Day on March 8th, it is worth pondering this one, simple, five-word phrase under the lens of our nation's economic recovery: When women succeed, America succeeds. As I travel...Show More Summary
Lydia Paver is an intern in the political department at NARAL Pro-Choice America. In the coming days, Gov. Bobby Jindal is preparing to strike several blows to reproductive freedom in Louisiana. Three bills that will compromise the health, safety and rights of women are before him awaiting signature. Show More Summary
The day's China news in photos: visitors taste red wine from France during the Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, women make zongzi ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival, Amnesty International's secretary general Salil Shetty visits Hong Kong's June 4th museum.