Post Tagged with: "gender violence"

Justice For Liz: How The World Helped A 16 Year-Old Girl Who Was Gang Raped

Justice For Liz: How The World Helped A 16 Year-Old Girl Who Was Gang Raped

By Naitore Nyamu-Mathenge, Equality Now Program Officer It was a vicious crime, attracting international condemnation and media outrage across the world. One night in 2013, a 16-year-old girl was gang […]

November 10, 2017 ×
Indian Gov’t To Create A ‘Women Empowerment Index’ Ranking States According To Equality Measures

Indian Gov’t To Create A ‘Women Empowerment Index’ Ranking States According To Equality Measures

No one likes to be ranked last in anything, but when it comes to India, the country boasting the second highest population in the world (which is predicted to overtake […]

July 10, 2017 ×
China’s “Feminist Five” Activists Continue To Fight For Women’s Rights Despite Opposition

China’s “Feminist Five” Activists Continue To Fight For Women’s Rights Despite Opposition

You may recall the story of 5 Chinese feminist activists arrested in 2015 for “creating a disturbance”, which in real talk means they were organizing a march for International Women’s […]

June 13, 2017 ×
Brazilian Artists Using Graffiti To Raise Awareness About Gender Violence & Women’s Rights

Brazilian Artists Using Graffiti To Raise Awareness About Gender Violence & Women’s Rights

  Brazil has one of the highest rates of female homicide in the world. A report from Mapa da Violencia, a nonprofit group that tracks violent crime in Latin America’s largest […]

April 24, 2017 ×
CARE Uganda’s Male Role Model Program Sees Men Leading The Fight Against Gender Violence

CARE Uganda’s Male Role Model Program Sees Men Leading The Fight Against Gender Violence

CARE International’s Uganda branch has launched a really great initiative which seeks to engage men to be important change-makers in the fight against gender-based violence. The Role Model Men program […]

March 28, 2017 ×
The Rise Of Female Ride-Sharing Services Is A Wake Up Call About Women’s Safety In Public Spaces

The Rise Of Female Ride-Sharing Services Is A Wake Up Call About Women’s Safety In Public Spaces

Many of us are familiar with the most well-known ride-sharing service: Uber. It has become an industry leader in disrupting the traditional taxi model and landscape. But along with its […]

March 14, 2017 ×
Violence Prevention Org. Working With Schools To Educate Teen Boys About Toxic Masculinity

Violence Prevention Org. Working With Schools To Educate Teen Boys About Toxic Masculinity

We are living in an era where the definitions around masculinity and femininity are being discussed in more deep and meaningful ways than ever before. This is a good thing. […]

February 7, 2017 ×
Tanzania Launches Its First Ever Training Course On Human Rights & Preventing Gender Violence

Tanzania Launches Its First Ever Training Course On Human Rights & Preventing Gender Violence

We’ve all heard the saying “actions speak louder than words”. We absolutely believe this, but also, in equal measure, that words matter greatly. What we teach our children has the […]

November 17, 2016 ×
How The Taxi Cab Industry Has Become A Wellspring Of Female Empowerment & Employment In India

How The Taxi Cab Industry Has Become A Wellspring Of Female Empowerment & Employment In India

In response to the problem of gender violence in India and the growing awareness around the world via international media, sparked by the horrific gang rape of a young woman […]

July 6, 2016 ×
Gloria Steinem Brings Her 2nd Wave Feminism To Millennials In Viceland’s ‘WOMAN’ Series

Gloria Steinem Brings Her 2nd Wave Feminism To Millennials In Viceland’s ‘WOMAN’ Series

She is well know for her activism, feminism, and her literary prowess spanning multiple decades, but Gloria Steinem is no icon reserved for just the back pages of American history. […]

May 27, 2016 ×
Indian Police Recruit Local Housewives To Help Them Crack Down On Crime

Indian Police Recruit Local Housewives To Help Them Crack Down On Crime

In a country that has been known for its epidemic of gender violence, we’ve seen India step up to the plate in a number of ways to try and curb […]

April 14, 2016 ×
Board Of Education Requires Indian Schools To Teach Girls Self-Defense Through Martial Arts

Board Of Education Requires Indian Schools To Teach Girls Self-Defense Through Martial Arts

In response to the growing attention on the gender violence problem throughout India, we are finally starting to see a wave of decisions from officials who are making good on […]

March 28, 2016 ×
UN Spokeswoman Calls For Int’l Treaty Condemning Gender Violence To Keep Countries Accountable

UN Spokeswoman Calls For Int’l Treaty Condemning Gender Violence To Keep Countries Accountable

Gender violence is a global issue. It doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, background or nationality. Sadly, it is an epidemic which is very complex and intertwined with the established […]

January 19, 2016 ×
‘India’s Daughter’ Docu Is A Wake Up Call To Our Generation About Gender Violence & Rape

‘India’s Daughter’ Docu Is A Wake Up Call To Our Generation About Gender Violence & Rape

Every now and then a documentary comes along that changes the world and gives us insight into a seemingly forgotten, hidden or unknown topic. There are many that have been […]

November 2, 2015 ×
Violence Against Women In ‘Game Of Thrones’ – Gratuitous Or Raising Awareness?

Violence Against Women In ‘Game Of Thrones’ – Gratuitous Or Raising Awareness?

HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ is arguably one of the most popular shows on TV. Based on the books by George R. R. Martin, the show has become a cult hit […]

July 2, 2015 ×