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Tackling Violence Against Women In Africa

When one of Africa's biggest music superstar, Kofi Olumide was recently caught on camera angrily kicking one of his female dancers at the Nairobi airport, many African women were shocked but not surprised. Violence against women in both public and private settings is common place in Africa. Show More Summary

Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls: Commitments from the North American Leaders Summit

On June 29, President Obama traveled to Ottawa, Canada, for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), where he met with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, to discuss key priorities aimed at creating a safe and secure future for the citizens of all three countries. Show More Summary

This Artist’s Barbie Mosaic Decries Violence Against Women

In her project “Beaten Barbie — Stop Domestic Violence,” Rome-based artist Lady Be made a harrowing mosaic of a beaten, bruised Barbie doll to draw attention to gender-based abuse. The mosaic, which appeared from June 9 to 12 at theShow More Summary

Sounding the alarm on violence against women transport workers

In May, 75 women from the International Transport Workers Federation and urban transport unions met in Bali as part of a ’ground-breaking’ action forum on violence against women working in public transport. The forum explored the hardship transport w…

30 Women’s, Children’s, and Animal Organizations Call for Ban on Running of Bulls

In a united front against the drunken violence, growing numbers of rapes and sexual assaults, and cruelty to animals that allegedly occurred this month at the San Fermín Running... The post 30 Women’s, Children’s, and Animal Organizations Call for Ban on Running of Bulls appeared first on PETA.

70% of Canadians support law protecting unborn victims of crime: poll

'Ultimately a comprehensive strategy to end violence against women must include many targeted initiatives and legal reforms, including new penalties for those who target pregnant women.'

Over 5,000 Cases of Violence Against Women Recorded in Afghanistan in 2015

The human rights situation in Afghanistan remained poor in 2015, with the Taliban insurgency continuing to be the major threat to the human rights of the local residents, according to the report on Human Rights and Democracy in Afghanistan.

More Men Than Women Oppose Female Genital Mutilation In These Countries

In some countries, men oppose female genital mutilation at a higher rate than women ? even though it is considered an act of violence against women. In Guinea – the country with the second highest prevalence of female genital mutilation...Show More Summary

Mexican Singer Arrested Over Video Depicting Violence Against Women

A Mexican norteño singer who depicted graphic violence against a woman in a controversial music video has been arrested because of it. According to El Universal, Gerardo Ortiz, who was arrested Saturday night by Mexican federal police at the Guadalajara Airport just days after an arrest warrant was issued. Show More Summary

Republican Convention: What to Watch For on Day 1

Viewers can expect the opening speakers in Cleveland to address violence against police officers and portray Donald J. Trump as a champion of women and national security.

5 Things I Learned at Argentina’s #NiUnaMenos March against Femicide

On June 3, 2016, Argentinians took to the streets for a second time to tell their government “ni una menos” – meaning “not even one less (woman)” – demanding an end to femicide and increasing levels of violence against women in the country.

Watch A Man Call A Woman 'Hysterical' For Talking About Domestic Violence

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

An Australian TV panelist managed to epitomize blatant sexism against women in less than three minutes. Some background: In June, Australian Football League presidents Eddie McGuire and James Brayshaw made a horrendous joke about drowning female journalist Caroline Wilson. Show More Summary

Beyonce Calls For Action In The Wake Of Police Shootings: ‘Stop Killing Us’, Pauses Concert To Remember Victims

Beyonce has decided to call for action in the wake of brutal police shootings in the last few days. Beyonce, who has stood by the Black Lives Matter movement, took to her website to call out the violence against young men and women in the African American community. Show More Summary

Moving Mountains: One Bike at a Time

Shannon Galpin left her life in North Dakota, started a non-profit and now teaches the girls and women of Afghanistan how to defend themselves against gender violence.

How Public Outrage and Media Coverage Affect the Stanford Rape Case

'Dayna Evans, a staff writer for “The Cut” at New York Magazine, and Claudia Garcia-Rojas, a writer and coordinator at The Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women, discuss the role of public outrage and media coverage of the Brock Turner/Stanford rape case. Show More Summary

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL Teams Still Tone-Deaf to Domestic Abuse

The NFL has struggled when it comes to its players and violence against women. Well, here we go again... 1. The NFL Still Doesn't Get It The NFL said it learned. It said it over and over again when it came to accusations of violenceShow More Summary

Tampon makers could help reduce violence against women

Manufacturers of feminine hygiene products, including tampons and sanitary products, could dedicate a part of their revenues to support public health programmes that prevent violence against women, argues an expert in The BMJ this week. Physical...Show More Summary

Brexit, More Bad News For Black Women

As an African American woman living in Texas, every morning I hold my breath reading the news, bracing myself for what terrible violence against black women and girls might confront me. Last Friday, I was relieved to scan news sources and find no pictures of black women or girls beside headlines about beatings, arrests, or shootings. Show More Summary

Mexican Authorities Use Sexual Violence Against Women For Forced Confessions: Amnesty

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Tailyn Wang was seven weeks pregnant when federal police broke into her house in Mexico City in 2014 without an arrest warrant. Wang, originally from Peru, was physically and sexually abused by federal authorities, miscarried insideShow More Summary

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