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Russia, EU at Risk of Political Violence in Wake of Nemtsov’s Murder

Director of Communications at the Council of Europe emphasized that the political nature of Nemtsov's murder was only an assumption and warned against speculation.

Attacks on Women Continue In Turkey Despite Protests Over Student’s Brutal Murder

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Men dressed in miniskirts marched through the streets of Istanbul in the latest protest over the killing a 20-year-old college student, but the demonstrations have seemingly done little to stop violence against women....

Bill Maher Blasts NFL Ban on Weed: 'Maybe It's Because Pot Doesn't Make You Violent'

Beer, the official NFL sponsor, "is responsible for more violence against women than the Taliban.” Real Time host Bill Maher accused the National Football League on Thursday of hypocrisy for promoting efforts against domestic violence after years of doing the same for “official beer” maker Anheuser-Busch. Show More Summary

Bill Maher blasts NFL’s marijuana ban: Beer causes ‘more violence against women than the Taliban’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Real Time host Bill Maher accused the National Football League on Thursday of hypocrisy for promoting efforts against domestic violence after years of doing the same for “official beer” maker Anheuser-Busch. “We appreciate your sudden awareness of domestic violence,” Maher...

Roundup of Recent Writing on the Humanitarian Fallout from Boko Haram

The violence by and against Nigeria’s Boko Haram sect has had a tremendous impact on non-combatants. Northeastern Nigeria and surrounding countries (Niger, Cameroon, and Chad) have experienced waves of displaced persons. Here is some recent writing on the humanitarian aspect … Continue reading ?

Texas Warns that Drug Violence Has Made Mexico Unsafe for Spring Break

A recent announcement from the Texas Department of Public Safety warned students against traveling to Mexico over spring break, citing "the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements." Read more...

VICE News Capsule - Monday, February 23

3 days agoNews : 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.

Mexico Forgives Pope Francis After ‘Mexicanization’ Spat

3 days agoNews : Vice News

The term seemed to strike a nerve in Mexico, which in the early years of its military-led campaign against criminal cartels worried that it would suffer a “Colombianization” of drug-related violence.

Middle Schoolers Love Texting, One Direction, And Making PSAs Against Teen Dating Violence

Six girls from East Texas are actively working to change the way their state deals with teen dating violence and it all began with a YouTube video. More » Middle Schoolers Love Texting, One Direction, And Making PSAs Against Teen Dating Violence is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

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

US Names 1st Global Envoy for LGBT Rights

The US named its first international envoy for gay rights today, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading the country's efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas. Randy Berry, currently the consul general in the Netherlands, will promote human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, says...

MSNBC Highlights the Queer Origins Of #BlackLivesMatter - VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

#BlackLivesMatter has become the emblematic symbol of the current world-wide movement agitating for wider recognition of violence perpetrated against minorities here in the U.S. The hashtag began in response to the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager,...

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

5 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

5 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

Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR, after a Delaware family court found that the d

last weekSports : Deadspin

Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR, after a Delaware family court found that the driver committed "an act of domestic violence" against his ex-girlfriend. Read more...

Blog: In fight against extremism, press freedom must not be compromised

In an effort to counter extremists and militant groups who use a mix of violence and social media to spread their message, a summit was held in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss how to counter violent extremism. While there is little denying that these groups must be tackled,...

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