By Hon. Judy Harris Kluger and Ted Bunch, Co-Founder of A Call to Men. "When did you first realize that violence against women, and gender violence, is a man's problem?" That's the opening question that moderator Pat Mitchell posed in...Show More Summary
When The Nation's Dave Zirin exposed gruesome Israeli attacks on two Palestinian athletes, ending their careers, colleagues doubted his report. Many asked, “Do you have any sources that are not Palestinian?” Zirin has now challenged his sporting colleagues to investigate the attacks. "Israel’s future in FIFA should depend on its answering."
BY PAULA GERBER / GlobalPost Analysis: If the United Nations builds on steps it has taken on LGBTI rights in the recent past, it may prove to be an antidote to the increased violence and persecution against LGBTI people around...
I had known my girl friend for many years. We had formed a close bond since my arrival in Montreal, our families socialized on a regular basis and our children grew up playing together. She seemed to lead a perfectly normal life in a...Show More Summary
Nordic countries are among those with the highest survey rates of violence against women: Denmark (52%), Finland (47%) and Sweden (46%).
This is the striking poster for Carlos Izcaray’s forthcoming freedom concert in Berlin. It’s a protest against government-sponsored violence and oppression in his native country. The pianist Gabriela Montero will fly in specially for the event.
Good to see Naomi lending her support. Naomi Campbell Helps UN Women For Peace End Violence Against Women If only more celebrities would follow her example. According to Essence: In celebration of International Women’s Day, Naomi Campell joined the UN
Protesters organise rally on International Women's Day for approval of country's first law against domestic violence.
In the latest figures from 2012 to 2013 published by the ONS it is estimated that around 1.2 million women suffered domestic abuse and over 330,000 women were sexually assaulted. Domestic and sexual violence is often hidden away behind closed doors, with the victim suffering in silence. We are determined to support victims in rebuilding […]
We hear a lot about violence against women, both in the United States and around the world. We hear about abuse -- physical, sexual, emotional -- and the lasting effects of abuse on the victim. We hear about trafficking women and children across borders for sexual slavery and forced labor. Show More Summary
Russia’s annexation of Crimea, de facto or de jure, is likely to spur violence in the peninsula. “Crimean Tatar representative” in Lviv, Ukraine Alim Aliyev is quoted as saying, “Tatars will launch a guerrilla war against the Russian forces if they do not pack up and leave the region.” While he could be communicating a […]
The “Fashion Resistance to Militarism” [ja], a fashion show organized by Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization to call attention to the issue of violence against women, took place on December 1, 2013. The full video is now available here. Written by Keiko Tanaka · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter ·...
Just in time for International Women's Day, we are hearing alarming news about violence against women. But this time the message does not come from those areas of the world that suffer under the dictates of terrorizing, patriarchal regimes...Show More Summary
Violence against women and girls is a global health issue. In some countries it is estimated that as many as seven out of 10 women are beaten, raped, abused or mutilated. This is not cultural. This is criminal. As conscious beings, we understand that when lives are fragmented by the acts of physical violence, our whole community suffers. Show More Summary
This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization being signed into law. As the House sponsor of the strong, bipartisan Senate VAWA update, I can tell you that this was a victory hard-fought and one that women should be proud of. Show More Summary
Natalie Carpenter, 18, allegedly threatened violence against schools in Danbury and Stratford, Conn.
As the Violence Against Women report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), revealed that around one in two women in Britain has been physically or sexually assaulted, Citizens Advice says that its research suggests there could be as many as half a million people who have not reported abuse. Citizens Advice Chief Executive, […]
With President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal setting aside more than $400 million to combat violence against women, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the issue “cannot wait.” “There are certain problems we know cannot wait,” Biden said on a conference call touting funding for the inventory and testing of rape kits. Show More Summary
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is dressed to the nines as she heads out to dinner with her beau Jason Statham on Tuesday (March 4) in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old model and her 46-year-old actor boyfriend held hands as they made their way to the restaurant. Cute! Rosie, along with many other activists, wrote a letter to call [...]
Almost one year ago I wrote in this same spot about a rally that UN Women for Peace organized which aimed at Ending Violence Against Women. This week, we are kicking off our seconds "March in March" and for the same cause. Despite local...Show More Summary