Violence Against Women

Violence against women more prevalent in small communities, says B.C. journalist

Data about police-reported violence gathered from more than 600 Canadian communities<p>In the wake of the #MeToo movement and conversations about sexual …

Gender

Discourse Media database supports #MeToo with stats on reported violence against women across Canada

Violence against women reported to police in Vancouver is slightly below the national average.<p>That’s according to a new statistical database that …

Gender

Golden Globes: Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, among actresses to bring women’s rights activists

At least eight prominent actresses will be accompanied by advocates for women’s rights at the 75th Golden Globes<p>As Hollywood stars kick off a new year riding the momentous #MeToo movement, eight actresses will be accompanied by social justice activists at Sunday's 75th Golden Globe Awards.<p>Among the …

Entertainment

Unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the Constitution

The current wave of female rage started with the Women’s March on Washington: millions of women coming together and rising up around the country, even around the world.<p>Now it’s #MeToo — an explosion of pent-up rage after decades, even generations, of women putting up with sexual harassment from the …

Rights & Freedoms

Poor Americans are more likely to be sexually assaulted—but we’re not talking about it

From our friends at<p>BY KYLI RODRIGUEZ-CAYRO<p>In recent months, sexual assault awareness and rape culture have made their way into the collective …

On Abortion, Domestic Violence, and Sex Trafficking: The Violence Against Women

What do Abortion, Domestic Violence, and Sex Trafficking Have in Common? They are ALL violence against women.<p>Yes, men experience domestic violence …

Domestic Abuse

In the words of Marai Larasi: “If we are to end violence against women and girls, we need to create seismic shifts across our social norms.”

<b>Date:</b> Tuesday, January 2, 2018<p><b>Marai Larasi is the Executive Director of Imkaan, a black and minority ethnic women’s organization working to respond</b> …

Gender

Violence against women, children still rampant in Yogyakarta

A women’s rights group has said that the number of cases of violence against women and children in Yogyakarta remains alarming.<p>The Rifka Annisa …

Indonesia

Lebanese hold candle-lit vigil for murdered women

BEIRUT (AFP) -<p>Dozens of people gathered with candles on Saturday in Beirut to denounce violence against women after at least three were murdered in Lebanon in less than a week.<p>The victims included British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, whom an Uber driver admitted to killing after he tried to …

Massachusetts announces new plans and money to combat sexual violence

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on Thursday will announce the awarding of $2.7 million in grants to address and prosecute domestic violence, stalking and …

Western Massachusetts

Immigrant families are helplessly caught in the middle of Trump’s H-1B clampdown

On Dec. 14, the Trump administration announced a regulatory change that would strip spouses of high-skilled foreign workers of the right to work in the United States.<p>The apparent aim is to promote Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order issued in April. It’s also part of efforts to …

Immigration

Why Trump’s Plan to Forbid Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders to Work Is a Step in the Wrong Direction

With an estimation that accords 85% of H-1B Visas going to men, the Trump administration’s plan to forbid visas to spouses is likely to …

Immigration

Why Trump's plan to forbid spouses of H-1B visa holders to work is a bad idea

On Dec. 14, the Trump administration announced a regulatory change that would strip spouses of high-skilled foreign workers of the right to work in …

Immigration

Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill'

“I owe her an apology," Biden said in a recent interview with Teen Vogue.<p>Joe Biden is offering another apology to Anita Hill.<p>The former vice president spoke with Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth in an interview on Wednesday about how he could have handled the 1991 Supreme Court …

African-American News

'Major overhaul' of sex education needed in Wales

Sex and relationship education (SRE) in Wales is in need of a 'major overhaul' according to a new report.<p>The Sex and Relationship Education Expert …

News (Wales)

The Year Women Stopped Worrying About Being Nice

Women aren't just talking about girl power anymore. We're seizing it.<p>And we thought 2016 was rough.<p>The past year has been a tough one for feminists. Donald Trump, a man who boasted about grabbing women’s genitals, is the president of the United States, and his cabinet is the whitest and most male …

Feminism

News24.com | Creating pathways to end violence against women and children

Interventions must address beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate violence, writes <b>Shanaaz Mathews</b>.

Gender

After Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand Is Breaking Out — And Taking Democratic Women With Her

Years before "Me Too" became a hashtag, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) made her name in Congress by combatting sexual misconduct within the …

Democratic Party

The Economic Cost of Violence against Women: An Overdue Approach in the Arab Region - Opinion

Violence against women has been recognized by most Arab Statesas a phenomenon that needs focused attention, especially with goal 5 of the Sustainable …

Gender

Damning double standard in Congress on sexual misconduct

The dam broke for Senator Al Franken of Minnesota on Wednesday, after a former Democratic congressional aide told Politico that he tried to forcibly …

Al Franken

Why Franken Had to Go

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced on Thursday his plan to resign “in the coming weeks” after a series of allegations that he groped women and …

Al Franken

How The System Tortures Women By Illegally Making Them Pay For Their Own Rape Kits

Less than a week after spending her savings to move to New York City, a 27-year-old woman named Cate Smithson hailed a cab to take her home to …

Eric Schneiderman

Joe Biden: I Owe Anita Hill An Apology

It's been 26 years since Anita Hill made an historic appearance at the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. At the …

Anita Hill

'Not one more': Mexico fights surge in gender-based violence

Mexico is fighting a widespread increase in gender-based violence, as more than 90 women have been killed this year in the state of Puebla alone.<p><b>Puebla, Mexico -</b> Gabriela Molina Herrera says she lives in fear.<p>Less than a month ago, her younger sister was sexually assaulted and murdered. Her …

Mexico

Reclaim the Night march highlights violence against women

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Demonstrators marched through Dundee’s streets on Thursday in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence as part of …

Dundee

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, youth harness the power of tech to combat violence against women and girls

<i>A 48-hour Hackathon in Sarajevo brought gender and tech experts together with youth from all around the country to generate new tech solutions to</i> …

Gender

Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ Punchline Ignores The Violence Native Women Face Every Day

The true story of Pocahontas is one of rape and abuse — which indigenous women still experience at alarming rates.<p>Most people are horrified when President Donald Trump uses “Pocahontas” as a racial slur to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). But few, if any, are more disturbed by his political …

Feminism

Howard University Is Keeping A Sexual Predator On Campus, New Court Documents Claim

The prestigious, historically black university is accused of mishandling another sexual assault investigation months after it was sued for allegedly turning a blind eye to rape victims.<p>A Howard University student says she was sexually assaulted by a serial predator who’s been allowed to remain on …

Misogyny

A Brooklyn hospital illegally billed dozens of rape victims for their forensic exams, says New York AG

A Brooklyn hospital illegally billed dozens of sexual assault victims for their forensic rape examinations, an investigation by the New York attorney general’s office has revealed.<p>Between January 2015 and February 2017, the Brooklyn Hospital Center conducted 86 exams, known as rape kits. In all but …

News

It Took Pelosi Three Tries to Get Her Harassment Statement Right

What the minority leader’s awkward messaging efforts reveal about Washington's readiness to take on allegations of impropriety<p>On Monday evening, Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives, sent out a statement regarding the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. …

Feminism