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#Sundayreading – ‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’- Maria Da Penha #Vaw

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‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’ Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA( BRAZIL)- Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, shot at her. Though she was rushed to the hospital, the attack… Continue Reading →

Women across world denounce domestic violence on ‘Purple Hijab Day’ #Vaw

Thursday February 13, 2014 12:59 PM, ummid.com News Network Tripoli: The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW), a leading Libyan women’s NGO, is calling on everyone to wear a purple hijab, scarf or necktie to show their support for International Purple Hijab… Continue Reading →

New Afghan Law Disastrous for Women #Vaw

A proposed law would roll back gains made to protect Afghan women, photographer Lynsey Addario warns. Bibi Aisha was 19 when I met her in Kabul’s Women for Afghan Women shelter. Her husband, a Taliban fighter, beat her from the… Continue Reading →

Islam Will Not Teach My Son That Wife Beating’s OK

By Ranya Tabari Idliby WeNews guest author Sunday, February 2, 2014 One of the Quran‘s most controversial verses, Ranya Tabari Idliby was horrified to discover, was being taught to her American Muslim son. In this excerpt from “Burqas, Baseball and… Continue Reading →

#India – My Husband -My Rapist- By staying silent, society condones #Maritalrape #Vaw

ARADHNA WAL  | Tehelka  In a sunny schoolroom, off a small dusty lane in Madanpur Khadar, a resettlement colony on the outskirts of New Delhi, a group of 10 women are talking amongst themselves. Some giggle nervously. With a reporter in… Continue Reading →

One woman in three , worldwide suffer domestic violence: WHO #Vaw #Womenrights

Agence France-Presse | Updated: June 20, 2013 20:55 IST Geneva: More than one woman in three around the globe is a victim of domestic violence, with those in Asia and the Middle East most-affected by the scourge, the World Health… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Facebook- to take action on gender-based hate speech #FBRape #Vaw

May 21, 2013 An Open Letter to Facebook: We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook. Specifically, we call on you, Facebook, to take three actions:… Continue Reading →

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India

    Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India NEW DELHI (1 May 2013) – At the end of her official country mission to India, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against… Continue Reading →

Gujarat Cops don’t cooperate with women complainants: Activist

The Times of India, 15 March 2013 VADODARA: Days within the Supreme Court rapped the Punjab and Bihar police for their excesses on women, a city-based NGO has accused them of being insensitive towards cases of sexual harassment and domestic violence. Activist Trupti Shah, who runs… Continue Reading →

#India- All-Women Bank is A Non-Solution #Budget2013 #Womenrights

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Kavita Krishnan Kavita Krishnan is secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association. She can be contacted at Kavitakrish73@gmail.com Women’s Safety and Welfare Need Adequate Budgetary Allocations, Not Hollow and Cynical Gestures The Govt Takes Nirbhaya’s Name,… Continue Reading →

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