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‘Honor’ killings debunked, demystified and redefined

April 24, 2012


Women lay flowers on the grave of a woman killed by her husband in the province of Hatay. (PHOTO: AA, AHMET ÖZEL) 22 April 2012 / ALLYSON NEEL , İSTANBULNicole Pope challenges everything you thought you knew about “honor” killings in her new book, “Honor Killings in the 21st Century.” Pope, who has dedicated the […]

Bumpy ride in US Congress for Violence Against Women Act

April 20, 2012


Posted on 19 April 2012Deborah CowenWVoN co-editor This week, the bill to reauthorise the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will make its way through congress in the United States. The 1994 Act, which established domestic violence and stalking as federal crimes, and provided funding for victim support and services, has generally been regarded as a […]

Merlene Davis: More men are needed in effort to end sexual violence

April 10, 2012


By Merlene Davis — Herald-Leader columnistPosted: 12:00am on Apr 10, 2012 Donald McPherson During my son’s first elementary school basketball practice, I remember catching my breath when his coach warned the young boys not to play like little girls. It was not the last time I would hear similar words hurled at young boys when […]

Canadian native women heard at Inter-American Commission on Human Rigts

April 10, 2012


Published on Mon, 2012-04-09 Over the last 30 years, more than 600 aboriginal woman and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) addressed this issue for the first time following a petition by Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action […]

5 questions with Jackson Katz, gender violence prevention advocate

April 8, 2012


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, […]

Death of Rape Victim in Morocco Sparks Calls for Legal Reform

April 6, 2012


By KRISTEN MCTIGHEPublished: April 5, 2012 RABAT, MOROCCO — On March 10, Amina Filali, 16, died in a hospital in Larache, a small town in northern Morocco, after swallowing rat poison. Allegedly raped at knife point by a man nearly 10 years older, she had committed suicide after being forced to marry her rapist to […]

The jails are full of Soni Soris

April 4, 2012


Reblogged from aktivist Divya Trivedi, Hindu Women prisoners reveal the shocking conditions of their confinement –custodial violence, which has no sanction under law, is a part and parcel of the system Following a minor altercation with the warden in Ward No. 8 of Tihar Jail, Zohara Baratali received severe blows on her lower abdomen that […]


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