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Why Do They Hate Us?

April 25, 2012

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The real war on women is in the Middle East. BY MONA ELTAHAWY | MAY/JUNE 2012 In “Distant View of a Minaret,” the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012

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March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

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 […]

Alleged rape victim arrested in Ireland for refusal to testify

February 13, 2012

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Eastern European woman was told by judge to stand in front of three accused and point out her alleged assailants Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent guardian.co.uk, Sunday 12 February 2012 A woman who alleged that she was the victim of a gang rape in the Republic of Ireland has been arrested and temporarily imprisoned after refusing […]

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 […]

Rape: A horrific global phenomenon

January 31, 2012

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VERONICA PULUMBARIT, GMA News January 29, 2012 This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women. Many Filipinos abroad become victims or rape and other sexual abuses. Disseminating information about gender-based violence is a way of empowering women. Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere. The stories […]

Rape: A horrific global phenomenon

January 31, 2012

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VERONICA PULUMBARIT, GMA News January 29, 2012 This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women. Many Filipinos abroad become victims or rape and other sexual abuses. Disseminating information about gender-based violence is a way of empowering women. Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere. The stories […]