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A Café Run by Acid Attack Survivors Attracts Visitors From Around the World

Sheroes’ Hangout started as a project by Stop Acid Attacks, a group committed to ending acts of violence against women. The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s top architectural wonders, but just a half mile away, a new destination is gaining attention: Sheroes’ Hangout. Show More Summary

Through Education, Youth Act to Prevent Violence Against Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. “It’s a world where I don’t have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go out.” Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, was the youngest participant in the recent Voices against Violence training workshop. Show More Summary

3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters Offers an Opportunity to Connect and Act to End Violence Against Women

by Bina Shah, a writer and columnist living in Karachi, Pakistan. She blogs at Bina Shah and can be found on Twitter @binashah.[Content Note: This post contains discussion of violence against women and girls. Below the fold, there is an image of a woman with injuries from domestic violence. Show More Summary

Dr. Dre: 'I Apologize To The Women I've Hurt'

In light of his past acts of violence against women resurfacing, rapper and music mogul Dr. Dre has issued an apology to "the women I've hurt." [ more › ]

Swofford, ACC should get more involved with domestic violence issues

4 months agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Despite the backdrop of two incidents of alleged domestic violence against women by Florida State football players, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Monday he didn’t feel the need to act like “Big Brother” and will...

How a Life That Showed Promise Veered Into Violence Against Asian Women

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Tyrelle D. Shaw, a budding artist and bow-tie designer, seemed to be overcoming his difficult upbringing, until feelings of rejection drove him to assault at least four women before staging a gruesome last act.

Islamic State burned a woman alive for not engaging in an ‘extreme’ sex act, U.N. official says

6 months agoNews : BlogPost

Amid all the Islamic State's  atrocities -- its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities -- the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against countless enslaved women and girls never...Show More Summary

The $11 Billion Federal Maternity Leave Pay Act

Now that a woman is running for president of the United States, there is sure to be increased media dialogue about women's issues. We should expect to hear more about abortion, pay inequity and violence against women. But the one issue...Show More Summary

Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

By Nji Schneider Remi Adams In 1993, the United Nations general assembly defined violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that causes physical or psychological harm to women. Rape, for example, which is by definition...Show More Summary

Outsiders have been raping Native American women with ‘impunity’ — but legal loophole may finally close

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Native American tribes may finally begin prosecuting sex assaults under the federal Violence Against Women Act, closing a legal loophole that allowed outsiders to get away with raping women on reservations. The legislation, which was reauthorized in 2013, gave tribal courts jurisdiction to...

AJWS to Congress: Pass the International Violence Against Women Act

8 months agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

American Jewish World Service needs you help urging Congress to pass the reintroduced International Violence Against Women Act. Click here to reshare this image on Facebook, click her to sign the petition. The post AJWS to Congress: Pass the International Violence Against Women Act appeared first on Jewschool.

International Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced and Time is Ticking!

There’s little doubt that you’ve repeatedly heard about the incessant global epidemic of violence against women and girls; I am certain you’ve seen one too many horrific headlines highlighting unthinkable instances of gender-based violence around the world. Like me, you’re … Please continue reading.

Need for International Violence Against Women Act More Urgent Than Ever

An inflammatory interview with one of the perpetrators in the 2012 Delhi bus gang rape made waves across the Internet last week, and led many to take to the streets of India. The attack was so brutal that it resulted in the death of the victim, a 23-year-old recent graduate. Show More Summary

Reimagining VAWA in Service of Progressive Reform

The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  That milestone presented an opportunity to critically reflect on current gender-violence policy, and to build on shared critiques to flesh out an alternative agenda.  In … Continue reading ?

The NYPD Shooter Had A History Of Mental Health Issues And Violence Against Women

More facts are emerging about his fragile mental state, his criminal history, and the circumstances leading up to his brutal acts on Saturday. The post The NYPD Shooter Had A History Of Mental Health Issues And Violence Against Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

YWCA, Menslink and ABC journalist win awards

11 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Minister for Women Joy Burch last night presented YWCA Canberra, Menslink, and ABC TV journalist Adrienne Francis with ACT Partners in Prevention Awards for their work to end violence against women. “The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards are all about changing attitudes and behaviours to create a community where women and children are safe,” Ms Burch [...]

Confiscated criminal assets to help prevent violence against women

12 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three women’s sector organisations will share in $80,000 of funding from the ACT’s Confiscated Assets Trust Fund, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. “I have approved over $500,000 in payments from the fund since 2009 for...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. 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.

Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

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