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VICE News Capsule - Monday, February 23

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Explosion rocks peace march in Ukraine's second-largest city, former Maldivian president arrested, Turkish men don miniskirts to protest violence against women, and thousands rally against the Islamic State in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Hope Solo tears up discussing domestic abuse charges and her husband’s DUI [Video]

33 year old USA goalkeeper Hope Solo has been the face of American women’s soccer for some time. However, the last year of Hope Solo’s life has been clouded in controversy after domestic violence charges were brought against her following a dispute at a family gathering in Seattle. On top of that, the two-time Olympic […]

Will the Reinstatement of the Death Penalty in Turkey Prevent Violence Against Women?

Since February 11, 2015, Turkey has been shaken by the brutal killing of a 20-year-old university student, Özgecan Aslan, who was allegedly killed after resisting rape. Her death became a rallying cause for activists campaigning to end violence against women in Turkey. Show More Summary

Turkish Men Marched Against Sexual Violence in Skirts

The death of Özgecan Aslan in Southern Turkey has rallied women activists around the country in protests against sexual violence and assault. Their male allies, too, have joined them in the movement, marching alongside them in skirts. The...Show More Summary

Men in miniskirts take stand for women's rights in Turkey

Turkish men have taken a stand with a simple, unconventional approach to combatting violence against women— miniskirts. Men in short skirts protested on the streets of Istanbul over the weekend and have begun sharing photos on social...Show More Summary

Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment: Report

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world. In a new report, advocacy group Equality Now found that since 2000, five countries -- Costa Rica, Ethiopia,...Show More Summary

If The Grammys Wants To Condemn Violence Against Women It Should Look At The Artists It Rewards

3 days agoEntertainment / Music : NME

If The Grammys Wants To Condemn Violence Against Women It Should Look At The Artists It Rewards

Photo Essay - One Billion Rising: Revolution

Activists Called for Radical Shift to End Violence Against Women in Thousands of Global Events in 200 Countries Beginning on 7 February and continuing throughout the year, activists are RISING to end violence against women and girls,...Show More Summary

Afroman -- Losing Tour Dates After Punching Female Fan

When Afroman knocked out that fan on stage, he also KO'd a bunch of his upcoming tour dates -- because some of the venues don't take kindly to violence against women.  The rapper had 7 dates scheduled in the coming weeks, but…

Violence against women in Turkey: Erdogan takes a surprising stand

ISTANBUL, Turkey—The murder of a 20-year-old university student in Turkey has thrust the taboo topic of violence against women into the national spotlight, with unlikely voices weighing in. See also: Turkish women launch Twitter campaign...Show More Summary

Communist Goal of Global Anti-Violence Against Women Movement Revealed by Leader Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler, photo via One Billion Rising. Leave it to the Left to take a cause everyone should be able to agree on without reservation—ending rape and sexual violence against women—and use it as just another tool in the collectivist … Continue reading ?

When the marginalized are safe, we’re all safer

Ed. note: This post is cross-published from Ravishly, where it is part of a conversation series on police violence against women of color. The last year has seen an uprising in the resistance to police violence the likes of which we haven’t seen since the murder of Amadou Diallo in 1999. But even in this climate of elevated […]

How we obsess over and then ignore violence against Muslim women

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. The killing of Muslim bodies is nothing new. The 14-year institutionalized effort known as the War on Terror is in many ways the latest installment of centuries of anti-Muslim violence. But the murders of Razan, Yusor, and Deah last week delivered a soul-crushing reminder […]

Turkish women launch Twitter campaign against sexual violence

Women in Turkey have begun a social media campaign to share their accounts of sexual harassment and violence in the wake of the brutal murder of a 20-year-old woman who was killed after resisting an attempted rape, according to the Turkish...Show More Summary

Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey

The slaying of a young Turkish woman during an alleged attempted rape has prompted angry street protests across Turkey and demands that the government do more to combat violence against women.

When north and south agree

last weekReligion : Erasmus

On some things, like violence against women, liberal and conservative religious voices can merge

A Call to Action for Women's Rights

Photo courtesy of the Carter Center The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Carter's call to action. And I agree with him. Show More Summary

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