Countering Violence Against Women

The Countering Violence Against Women series was created by Truthdig to give a prominent platform to writers and activists who campaign against the exploitation and physical abuse of women and girls around the world.

CVAW articles have included such topics as prostitution, pornography, domestic violence and sexual abuse, rape, child marriage, incarceration, the sale and “leasing” of female body parts, mail-order brides, mistreatment of female athletes and female refugees and undocumented workers.

Countering Violence Against Women features stories not often covered by the mainstream media. Society commonly silences women and girls being brutalized and those who have survived such treatment. Truthdig lets their voices be heard.