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Politics

2018’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women Are In, And Where the U.S. Ranks Is Terrifying

2018’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women Are In, And Where the U.S. Ranks Is Terrifying

By Leah Thomas for Fairygodboss The United States has been ranked as the 10th most dangerous country in the world for women — the only western democracy in the top ten. […]

Causes

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Equality Now Teams With ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast In Campaign Sharing Women’s Stories Of Sexual Violence

Ever since Trump took office, with Mike Pence faithfully by his side bringing his brand of anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights history with him, there have been numerous people touting an encroaching […]

Girl on a Mission

Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

For many of us growing up in the developed world, riding a bike as a youngster was an activity we did for fun with our friends and family, and it […]

Contributors

Justice For Liz: How The World Helped A 16 Year-Old Girl Who Was Gang Raped

Justice For Liz: How The World Helped A 16 Year-Old Girl Who Was Gang Raped

By Naitore Nyamu-Mathenge, Equality Now Program Officer It was a vicious crime, attracting international condemnation and media outrage across the world. One night in 2013, a 16-year-old girl was gang […]

Causes

This Charity Teaches Girls In Africa Self-Defense To Help Them Combat Sexual Violence

This Charity Teaches Girls In Africa Self-Defense To Help Them Combat Sexual Violence

When it comes to discussing rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence, it’s hard to find a place on earth that has not experienced this widespread problem. However, what is interesting […]

Politics

China Takes A Huge Step Forward By Passing Its First Anti Domestic Violence Law

China Takes A Huge Step Forward By Passing Its First Anti Domestic Violence Law

In April 2015, five Chinese feminist activists gained the attention of global media headlines for their arrest after protesting against domestic violence issues in the country. It caused a major […]

Politics

Men Are Banned From This Kenyan Village To Protect Women From Sexual Violence

Men Are Banned From This Kenyan Village To Protect Women From Sexual Violence

Now this is a story worth telling! There is a village in Northern Kenya called Umoja, located in the grasslands and Samburu, which is unlike any other village in the […]

Entertainment

Indian Comic Book Tackling Sexual Violence Is Elevating Social Conscience

Indian Comic Book Tackling Sexual Violence Is Elevating Social Conscience

We’ve all seen the horrific news stories and watched with shock and shame about the unfolding and seemingly increasing rape problem in India. The most recent wave of news attention […]

Boys We Like, Politics

New Campaign Teaching Young Men How To Break Gender Violence Cycles

New Campaign Teaching Young Men How To Break Gender Violence Cycles

We’ve been hearing a lot of gender violence stories in the media lately, especially relating to rape of women and there has been a lot of outrage at governments and […]

Causes

Something’s Very Wrong When Young Women Consider Sexual Violence ‘Normal’

Something’s Very Wrong When Young Women Consider Sexual Violence ‘Normal’

A new study published by Sage Journals exposes some rather shocking statistics that young women today basically consider rape and sexual violence ‘normal’. The study examined why there was such […]