Violence against women

25.11.2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women… »

21.11.2018

Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending

Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK (IDN) – “I love you, that’s why I beat you.” So ends a poem by the Ghanaian writer Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko about a violent spouse and an abused woman who lays the blame of the daily beating on herself. The poem, A Beating… »

21.10.2017

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

“I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore.” Helen Reddy sang those words in 1972, providing an anthem to the rising women’s movement. Forty-five years later, the song could serve as the score to a movie documenting the abusive rise and abrupt demise of Hollywood mogul… »

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… »

28.07.2017

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Decades of protest have paid off: Tunisia’s parliament has passed a historic law on violence against women. It punishes all forms of violence and sets the country up for a potential cultural revolution. Tunisia’s parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that protects women from all forms of violence. The country’s Family… »

11.07.2016

World Population Day in Six Eye-Popping Charts

World Population Day in Six Eye-Popping Charts

Human Wrongs Watch UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 July 2016 (UNFPA)* – Today is World Population Day, a day that calls attention on urgent population issues. This World Population Day spotlights the need to invest in teenage girls. Despite strides the world has… »

08.05.2015

In every woman there is an enchained goddess of Strength, Wisdom and Kindness

In every woman there is an enchained goddess of Strength, Wisdom and Kindness

We interview Antonia Utrera, the driving force behind the Women’s Circles in Barcelona. Why a Women’s Circle? A Women’s Circle is a support group, a safe place where women can discover who we are, or who we could be, as whole and independent human beings. It’s a space to grow… »

12.03.2015

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

With the passing of another International Women’s Day, during which much attention around the world has again been focused on tackling violence against women, I would like to explain why none of the initiatives currently being proposed will achieve anything unless we acknowledge, and act on, the cause of this… »

25.02.2015

Telephone shutdown in R.D. Congo puts women in danger

Telephone shutdown in R.D. Congo puts women in danger

Words and photos by LolaMora Productions Between the 20th of January and the 8th of February, Gislaine’s income dropped by 50 dollars a day – usually she takes between 70 and 90 dollars – from her business recharging mobile phones. The blame for this loss fell on the government which… »

24.02.2015

Take action to Orange your day also on 25 February!

Take action to Orange your day also on 25 February!

Human Wrongs Watch The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.* Initiated and… »

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