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Tag: Violence Against Women

Girl Soldiers: Forgotten Casualties of War

At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Stolen Sisters: The Tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada

In 1994, Alex Cywink learned that his younger sister’s body had been found in a park. Today, he and his siblings work not only on behalf of their sister, but for the more than 1,000 other indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada’s recent history.

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 READ MORE

Women Seeking Refuge: a Crisis Within a Crisis

Sexual violence is part of the price many women and girls fleeing their countries for Europe must pay. This crisis—notably dire for Africans—can be mitigated if refugee aid agencies give priority to specific female-centered measures.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE

How Prostitution Became the World’s Most Modern Profession

There is considerable difference between the reality for those caught up in the sex trade and the rhetoric promoted by sex-workers unions and pro-prostitution advocates—including feminists.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India

Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE

When Children Witness Violence at Home

Without interventions, youngsters exposed to toxic conflict in the household can carry scars throughout their lives. Here are some innovative ways to help the most vulnerable victims as the start of school approaches.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE

A Canadian Game in Which ‘No’ Means ‘Yes’

As sure as autumn brings cool days, so does each year’s junior hockey season bring new sexual allegations. That few cases make it to court and even fewer to conviction speaks to the emphasis the judicial system puts on the “credibility” of the plaintiff and the extraordinary support local heroes receive from town power brokers.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE

Game Changer: The Best Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

After the court handed a sweeping victory to abortion rights advocates, there was a torrent of analysis on what it means and what comes next.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE

Sentenced to Motherhood

Dawn Porter’s “Trapped”—which airs June 20 on PBS—explores the effects of restrictive abortion laws in Texas and other parts of the country.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 READ MORE

Attorney in Supreme Court Abortion Battle Outlines Just What’s at Stake

As the Supreme Court considers its stance on the contentious Texas law, Stephanie Toti, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, weighs in on how it has affected women’s health care.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Obama in Kenya: ‘No Excuse’ for Violence Against Women

President Obama continued his diplomatic visit to Kenya on Sunday with a speech focusing on gender issues including sexual violence, education and the forced marriage of minors.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE

Violence Against Women

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 ENLARGE

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Physical and Sexual Abuse Finally Illegal in Saudi Arabia

A law passed by the Saudi Arabian cabinet this week bans violence against women and children in the home as well as in the workplace. Such behavior, which up until now had been considered a “private matter” in the country, will be punishable with penalties of $1,300 to $13,000 and as much as a year in prison.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE

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Prominent British Female Journalists Receiving Bomb Threats

Many women deal with verbal abuse their whole lives—at home, at work or merely walking down the street. Now, some U.K. writers are meeting with a deluge of Internet threats for speaking their minds in public arenas.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE

Violence Against Women

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 ENLARGE

Ishmael Reed

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 ENLARGE    

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India Gang Rape Victim Identified

“We want the world to know her real name,” the devastated dad told The Sunday People newspaper. “My daughter didn’t do anything wrong; she died while protecting herself.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 READ MORE

Controversial 2013 NDAA Now Law, Biden’s Awkward Swearing-In Jokes, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the start of the 113th Congress, the GOP continues its war against women and two more states weigh legalizing gay marriage.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 READ MORE

Rape, Pedophilia and Guns

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 ENLARGE

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The Idol Smasher

The multifaceted Ishmael Reed has spent half a century destroying myths of the American empire, especially those that cement racism in place.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 READ MORE

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U.N. Combats Violence Against Women, With Help From Men

On Wednesday, the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation of a network of men tapped to serve as male role models in the fight against gender-based violence.

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