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5 questions with Jackson Katz, gender violence prevention advocate

April 8, 2012

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April 8, 2012 By Nancy Chipman PowersDetroit Free Press Staff Writer Q: Tell me what initially sparked your interest in preventing gender violence and focusing on males preventing abuse? A: It was a number of things. My first and second years in college were the key years. I was enjoying my freedom away from home, […]

We Believe You – rape myths we’re challenging

March 13, 2012

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There are so many myths about rape – about what it is, about who does it, and whom it happens to. Consciously or not, many people in Britain believe these myths, and they’re reflected in the media, and in the criminal justice system. These myths discourage women from coming forward when they’ve been raped. They […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Reflects on Oscar Win and What it Means for Pakistan

February 29, 2012

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By Sadia Ashraf, February 29, 2012 / followed by  “Pakistan’s First Oscar Win Explores Efforts to End Acid Violence in Pakistan” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar Academy Award win for Pakistan last Sunday, a first for the country, is a bittersweet victory. While the country rejoices in the worldwide recognition of an Oscar for Saving Face as […]

In India, a ‘Blame the Victim’ Mentality

February 29, 2012

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By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: February 28, 2012 NEW DELHI — When the West Bengal sports minister, Madan Mitra, offered his opinion of the character of a woman who was raped after leaving a Kolkata nightclub, he joined a long line of Indian officials who appear happy to blame the victim. “She has two children, and […]

Sexual violence against women is the result of the cult of masculinity

February 25, 2012

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A false image of manhood makes men act violently and risk their lives against their own interests as humans. It must be addressed Gloria Steinem and Lauren Wolfeguardian.co.uk, Friday 24 February 2012 ‘Neither in war zones nor in street gangs is rape primarily about sex.’ Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Gangs of young men […]

Women, Victims of War, Have No Seat at Negotiating Table

February 24, 2012

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By Thalif Deen For a long time, Zambian women’s participation in politics has ended at voting. Credit:Richard Mulonga/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23, 2012 (IPS) – When the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held its inaugural meeting in London back in 1946, the U.S. delegate, Eleanor Roosevelt, read an open letter to “the […]

Government targets sexual abuse of girls in gangs

February 10, 2012

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Advocate roles created to support female victims of gang rape, violence and exploitation in worst affected areas of UKAlexandra Topping The Guardian, Friday 10 February 2012 Year 10 pupils at the Lilian Baylis technology school discussed sexual abuse of girls in gangs. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian “If you have sex with a girl […]