As people the world over raise their voices against female genital mutilation (FMG) this week, Dr. Flavia Bustreo of the World Health Organization considers FMG in the wider context of violence against women and girls. Every day, in every part of the world, women and girls suffer acts of violence, mostly at the hands of men. Show More Summary
Law also punishes sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the legislation
An ad by a pro-John Kasich "super PAC" criticized Marco Rubio for voting against the Violence Against Women Act, but a supporter of the bill, Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, said she did not want the issue politicized, and the ad was pulled.
A teenage rape victim was allegedly sexually assaulted a second time while in hospital receiving treatment for the original attack in India’s east, police said Monday, in the latest case of violence against women. The 15-year-old girl has told police that she was raped on Sunday by a security...
Violence Against Women Act attack backfires over use of New Hampshire senator
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, Vice President Joe Biden took a hard stance on empowering and engaging women around the world to "reach their potential." In the video above, watch the VP discuss how we can...Show More Summary
By Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) Mob threatens rape survivors tells them to return to village and not lodge an FIR against forces After four trying days of chasing and pressuring authorities, the determination and resolve of the women of Bellam- Lendra (Nendra) village, Block Usur, Thana Basaguda, has finally paid [...]
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday told world business leaders not to relax efforts to help women make economic progress, reminding them that they must also help change the culture of sexual harassment and abuse. “None of this matters if a woman is not safe: safe in her workplace, safe in her home, safe on the street. Show More Summary
In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, I often wonder where are the black men mobilizing against sexual violence against black women? Have we hidden—like the Biblical David—away from the eyes of our communities because we are secretly invested in rape culture? Are we afraid because we do not actually know what sexual violence looks like?
Typically, in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, discussing personal and marital issues, like sex and domestic violence, is seen as going against the grain. However, an Instagram page is changing how Muslim women in Nigeria share personal problems. Show More Summary
A new method of analyzing crime statistics finds that violent crime in England and Wales is increasing, not decreasing. They found the rate of domestic violence has been increasing since 2009. The rate of violence against women has also been increasing since 2009. But violent crime against men is still decreasing.
As "Black Lives Matter" chants have grown common in communities nationwide responding to police violence against black men and women, opponents of the BLM movement have controversially altered the phrase to "All Lives Matter." Now, Missouri state Republican Rep. Show More Summary
The violent and sexual assaults on women that took place on New Year's Eve in Cologne and in other cities cast a harsh light on the harassment women are exposed to in public space. However, this isn't a new phenomenon. One in three women...Show More Summary
The Daily Telegraph: Some of those involved in a series of sexual assaults against women in the German city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve claimed to be Syrian refugees, according to a leaked police report. The outbreak of violence was...Show More Summary
Citizens of the western German city of Cologne protested against violence toward women during the New Year celebrations, local media reported Wednesday.
If you are looking for serious, sober political analysis, The View probably isn’t on your DVR subscriptions. This week, Joy Behar gave a perfect example of why, as well as an insight into the liberal mindset, when she said that she would vote for a rapist as long as the rapist would vote for her agenda. Show More Summary
In the United States, a woman who publicly speaks out for equal rights for women or states that men should stop harassing and abusing women may be harassed or might even face rape or death threats. I know this firsthand from advocating...Show More Summary
Cindy Dyer, Vice President of Human Rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership and Tanya Charles, Policy and Advocacy Development Specialist, Sonke Gender Justice. It is no secret that gender based violence is a serious issue worldwide....Show More Summary
We can't accept violence against women in the form of attacks on abortion clinics or abortion stigma. Time to fight