Women's rights have come a long way in Afghanistan over the last decade, but a Human Rights Watch researcher sees disturbing signs that the bad old days are poised to return as the US military exits. Violence against women has spiked in the last year, conservative lawmakers want to bring...
Last week brought the UN’s 16 days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to a close. As 2013 ends – a year rife with stories of violence against women,...
What does the war against the trafficking of women, men and children look like on the front lines? Imagine, gangs, money, sex and violence; it has the makings of a great Hollywood thriller -- edge of your seat suspense. A hard-boiled,...Show More Summary
Women suffer shockingly high rates of violence. A survivor of violence has the right to reparations and justice. You can stand with survivors and demand justice and accountability.
…we should never give up on eliminating violence against women: • Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student • Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student • Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering...Show More Summary
"You said, 'Hit me,' and he did. What do you want me to do?" A prosecutor asked Dolores, whose husband had beaten her, when she tried to file a criminal complaint against him. Dolores sat across from the prosecutor, with a bruised face, stunned at his question. Show More Summary
Five awards and three accolades were given tonight to commend the important work of several organisations in the fight to prevent violence against women at tonight’s Partners in Prevention Awards. “The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards...Show More Summary
Mon December 09, 2013 Little Progress in Afghan Law Banning Violence Against Women VITAMIN W Staff More Afghan women and girls are reporting incidents of violence, but the prosecution of these crimes is still low. A U.N. report released Dec. Show More Summary
From 10-16th December Jurrat (courage), a campaign on violence against women, is marking the anniversary of the heinous Delhi gang rape. One year ago a 23-year old medical student was gang-raped in a Delhi bus. A mobile music concert by Swaang (a Mumbai based theatre and protest music group) and...
NGOs criticise Islamist-led government for trying to revise a long-awaited bill aiming to fight violence against women.
The “Women’s strike” on 25 November against “femicide, rape and sexual violence” against the “double oppression and double exploitation of women” took place and was successful, beyond expectations. The sparks have begun lighting many fires, from North to South. The prevailing feeling among the women who have observed, first time in Italy, this historic [...]
As we participate in 2013's 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, my mind returns again and again to Myanmar (also known as Burma). I was privileged to attend the first National Women's Dialogue: Peace, Security and Development...Show More Summary
Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization is organizing a fashion show entitled Fashion Resistance to Militarism to appeal the issue of violence against women.
Today, as we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good. No matter where we live, we all have...Show More Summary
PHOTO: Shoes painted in red in Rome to symbolize victims as part of International Day to End Violence Against Women pic.twitter.com/jciRwhIiFL-- Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 25, 2013 Monday marked the United Nation's International...Show More Summary
By Maya and Katie “It’s pink, so obviously women will love it.” Today is International Day to End Violence Against Women and marks the 53 year anniversary of the assassination of the Mirabal Sisters. Shonda Rhimes is writing a memoir about TV writing and single motherhood. A San Antonio police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop. [...]
[Content Note: Violence.]Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which begins the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, ending on December 10, Human Rights Day.In 2007, I wrote this,...Show More Summary
A life free from violence is a fundamental human right, yet women and girls are targeted specifically because of their sex or gender, and violence often affects women disproportionately.
Oakland, Calif. -- Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. Around the world, women and girls experience a wide range of violations to their dignity and safety including sexual violence, child abuse, trafficking, and intimate partner violence. Read more...
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Women and Equalities Minister Helen Grant, will host an event to encourage business leaders to put plans in place to support staff experiencing domestic violence. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are affected by domestic violence and abuse during their adult […]