You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annual convention. "CHICAGO - In the wake of the worst mass shooting in American history...Show More Summary
Submitted by Michaela Whitton via TheAntiMedia.org, Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy. A heated combination of protests against controversial...Show More Summary
'Treva B. Lindsey, associate professor of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University, talks about state-sanctioned violence against black women and black girls, pop culture and the political climate, and what poverty looks like.' -- +OhioStateExperts
In the past year, hate crimes against the group have risen by 20 percent. The massacre of patrons at an Orlando nightclub catering to the LGBTQ community was a sad reminder that sexual orientation violence has become the most common hate crime. Show More Summary
By Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow and Director of the Aus-PNG Network in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Kath Taplin, Senior Development Manager for Femili PNG Rates of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea (and in the Pacific Islands region more broadly) are among the highest in the world. Show More Summary
NBC News Here's the live feed from NBC News from this historic night at the House of Representatives, as House Democrats stage a full-fledged revolt against business as usual for gun violence. Eight years of Democratic frustration about Republican obstructionism is erupting tonight.
How do such interventions fit in the criminal justice system? Are they likely to be successful? Following a horrific act of sexual violence against a 14-year-old girl, the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, recently signed a decree...Show More Summary
After more than a decade of conflict, the violence in Thailand's deep south takes a toll on people's mental well-being.
Over the weekend, I mentioned that police in Trenton, New Jersey had a proposal to curb the recent increase in violence: They would take kids who are caught violating curfew and take them to a local church. As if that wouldn't create more problems than it would solve. Thankfully, some church/state separation groups are now taking action.
A sit-in by the civil-rights icon on the floor of the House of Representatives is a powerful statement against gun violence. On March 7, 1965, 25-year-old John Lewis, already a veteran of the Freedom Rides, Mississippi's Freedom Summer...Show More Summary
“It was ‘Latino night’ at a gay club,” Salvador Vidal-Ortiz wrote. As a sociologist who identifies as a queer Latino man, the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation itself was the central story of the Orlando massacre, even as liberal media pundits seemed to fixate on sexual orientation and conservative ones on the identity of the shooter. In […]
At least one member says the increased police presence amounts to "turning out an armed force that has a record of racist violence against people of color in a march themed Black Lives Matter." [ more › ]
It has been more than a week since the Orlando nightclub shooting where Omar Mateen, 29, killed 49 people and injured more than four dozen others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen was killed by the Orlando police after a standoff. Show More Summary
?The movement to combat violence against women must address the problem of pornography. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on “The United State of Women” held in Washington, DC. This event brought together “change-makers” impacting women’s equality in America. Show More Summary
Following the tragic shooting in Orlando, HRC joined over 60 organizations in a Muslim-LGBTQ Unity Statement. “In this moment of immense sadness and outrage, we stand together united against fear, hate and violence. We will not lose hope in the people and communities around us because we know we are stronger together,” the statement reads. Show More Summary
After the Senate on Monday night rejected four gun measures in the wake of the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, leaders within the LGBT community are calling for their peers to speak up against gun violence. “The Senate’s inaction yesterday has turned our grief into anger. Show More Summary
Johnny Depp‘s friend Doug Stanhope, who wrote an open letter defending the actor against Amber Heard‘s claims of domestic violence, is opening up about the reaction to his article. Amber and her team have filed a defamation lawsuit against Doug as he claimed that she is blackmailing her husband. “Anything that I say, they can [...]
When Anne Verrill heard the news of another mass shooting by a man wielding an assault-style rifle - this time targeting young people in Florida - she thought "there but for the grace of God go my kids" and then jumped out the window...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology issued its proposed amendments to the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill of 2015. They recommend husbands to “lightly beat” their wives in certain circumstances. The post #TryBeatingMeLightly appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
Hillary Clinton has officially secured enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. Many celebrated this as proof of progress in a society that has made violence against women and their exclusion from any important decision-making processes defining features. Show More Summary