Domestic violence

24.07.2019

Conversation with Maureen Brady

Conversation with Maureen Brady

By Jhon Sánchez Recently, I read ‘Getaway’, a novel by Maureen Brady. In the story, Cookie escaped from her violent husband, and she tries to live under a new identity in Canada. Given the importance of the #Metoo Movement today, I decided to have a conversation with Maureen about her… »

07.08.2017

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

By Andrea Vale Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.’ It was therefore both surprising and understandable that the… »

20.10.2016

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

“We’re calling it Black Wednesday because we’re in mourning for all of the dead women, all of the women killed simply for being women” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of Argentinian women were expected to take part in a national work stoppage… »

03.05.2016

Action against gun violence is action against militarism

Action against gun violence is action against militarism

Small arms—guns, rifles, etc.—are a key part of the global armed violence epidemic, resulting in about half a million deaths annually. They are, as activist Daniel Mack wrote recently, “the main vector of death and injury worldwide.” The manufacture, trade, proliferation, possession, and use of small arms facilitate… »

05.06.2015

Thousands march against femicide in Argentina

Thousands march against femicide in Argentina

By Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence Thousands of protesters marched on June 3 in Buenos Aires and dozens of other cities across Argentina against violence towards women. Shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, massive crowds of protesters gathered in the Dos Congresos square… »

12.10.2014

Addressing domestic violence — together

Victoria Law Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ve been thinking about ways in which friends, loved ones and other community members have helped support survivors in their circles. If 75 women are abused every hour, readers most likely know at… »

01.03.2013

Bolivian parliament approves a law guaranteeing a violence-free life for women

Bolivian parliament approves a law guaranteeing a violence-free life for women

The law proposes that Autonomous Municipal Governments will be able to request competent authorities for the “legal adoption of provisional measures, precautionary measures and measures of immediate protection in defence of the rights of women in situations of violence.” The Bolivian Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday sanctioned the law –… »

27.01.2013

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

A new report proposing ways to tackle violence against women in India represents a groundbreaking basis for action, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging the Government to follow through with its recommendations. The report was produced by the Verma Committee, which was named after former Chief… »

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