Ending Gender-Based Violence Worldwide so Women Can Thrive

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Ending Gender-Based Violence Worldwide so Women Can Thrive

Thursday, January 23, 2014

By Celia Richa Senior International Policy Advocate, Futures Without Violence Across the globe, millions of women and girls are subject to violence simply because of their gender. We’ve seen it recently in the headlines—from gang rapes in India to the retaliation against girls in Afghanistan for merely pursuing their education. And sadly, only a fraction… Continue Reading Ending Gender-Based Violence Worldwide so Women Can Thrive

What will it take to end violence again women and children?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

By Jessica Peacock, BSW Clinical Intern at healingSPACE, YWCA Bergen Our culture of violence has been passed down from generation to generation, yet there are faulty stereotypes and myths regarding what constitutes rape and what a rapist looks like. Our media and culture seemingly offer a “how to” manual on warding off sexual offenders, through… Continue Reading What will it take to end violence again women and children?

Our Stories Are Our Strategies: What It Takes to End Violence Against Women

Friday, October 18, 2013

We Need to Know Better by Meg When my high school boyfriend told me I was worthless, I believed him. He didn’t start out that way, as most people who have been in abusive relationships will tell you. After a month of seemingly blissful dating, the negative comments started slowly pouring in. He would grab… Continue Reading Our Stories Are Our Strategies: What It Takes to End Violence Against Women

Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ Community

Friday, October 18, 2013

By Chai Jindasurat New York City Anti-Violence Project As we reflect during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’d like to take a moment to lift up the work of advocates and organizers in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities who have championed the cause of ending intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQ communities. Intimate… Continue Reading Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ Community