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Posts Tagged with ‘Violence Against Women’


Developing countries must reform domestic violence laws to meet the MDGs

What is the purpose of government, if not to safeguard the rights of its citizens? Many people working with victims of domestic violence in developing countries will agree that the law often does not ...

Bhumika, Freelancer

Video response: Harassment against women in Kathmandu, Nepal

Women and young girls face harassment while using public transportation in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is common and tolerated, and there is no law to punish the culprits. Image via Wikipedia [youtu...

Melanie, Women in Cities Intl

The continuum between violence against women and girls in private and violence against women in public

Violence against women occurs both at home (within the family) and in the public sphere (rape, robbery, etc.). To best help women, we need to stop treating public and private violence as separate issu...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Rape epidemic fuels fistula cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Because rape has been used as a weapon of war in the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many young women and girls are suffering from traumatic fistula, an injury women can experien...

Nalga, UNFPA

Sexual abuse in Chad: One young woman speaks out

Fleeing from war-torn Sudan to Chad, many young women are susceptible to sexual abuse. One young woman speaks out about her experiences with being stigmatized by her rape. Many refugees from Darfur...


Media: The untold stories of violence against women

By Miren Gutierrez and Oriana Boselli Robert Dijksterhuis, Jac SM Kee, Monia Azzalini,Paula Fray, Thenjiwe Mtintso and Laila Al-Shaik. Credit:Miren Gutierrez/IPS Violence aga...

Shambhu, CSDS (

Gender violence continues unabated in India

A report on Gender Violence in India breaks down the prevalence of violence and the types of violence that women are being subjected to. A moving report titled Gender Violence in India by Prajnya s...


Saying no to violence against women through online campaigns

Across Central America, online campaigns and activities to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women are taking place across the region. [caption id="attachment_108410" align="ali...

Radha, UNFPA

Dialogue on female genital mutilation/cutting

Most conversation starters this week agreed that it is culture that keeps female genital mutilation a part of tradition.  There are various ideas on how the international community can eradicate FGM/...


Violence “Behind Doors” in Hungary

Despite the alarming frequency of domestic violence in Hungary, existing laws don't do enough to protect women. "At least one woman a week dies in Hungary as a result of domestic violence," said Kr...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Rape epidemic fuels fistula cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Due to thousands of rapes within the Democratic Republic of Congo women suffering from the health complications are now left hoping to be treated for traumatic fistula, an injury women can experience ...


Rape as a war crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo still tolerates violent sexual assault. Despite recent free and fair elections, the war continues to use rape as a weapon of war. Goma, North Kivu, DRC – Coming f...

Raphael, The Civil Rights Party

Overlooked abuse victims: Minority women in Canada

Many minority women in Canada who face the issue of abuse have to deal not only with the violence itself but with barriers involving race and gender that prevent them from seeking help. The issue...

Eddie, Global Voices Online

Mexico: Unsolved femicide along the border

Violence along the United States - Mexico border has reached staggering levels.  It is not only those involved in the drug trade that fall victims to the kidnappings and murders, young women have bec...

Radha, UNFPA

Rape as a weapon of war: What do you think?

Sexual violence in armed conflict is increasingly reported with state and non-state individuals. What strategies can help prevent such an affliction? In the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the UN Secreta...

Radha, UNFPA

Best practices in preventing trafficking

‘Conversation starters’ answered the questions: “What are some of the best practices in preventing trafficking?” and “How do we protect victims from further abuse and violence?” Below is a...

Farzana, NRCDV

8 ways you can coach boys into men and other links

Want to know more about violence against women? Here are some useful links and resources. I read the blog-post "A call to action: Your views on men and domestic violence". Here are links to sever...

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