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violence against women

Filmmaker Madeleine Gavin Talks "City of Joy," Violence Against Women, and More

Written on the walls of a little oasis in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, are the words, "If Congo is the worst place in the world to be a woman, then City of Joy is the best place to be one." Read More »

TED Talk Explains Why Violence Against Women Is a Men's Issue

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often said to be "women's issues." But in this bold, honest TED Talk, educator, filmmaker, and author Jackson Katz points out that th Read More »

This Lawmaker's Reason for Believing FGM Is 'Necessary' Will Make You Cringe

"Egyptian men are true men and I am a true man," MP Elhamy Agina of Daqahliya stated, according to a translation from Egyptian Streets. "Take my wife's Read More »

Orange You Happy for This UN Campaign to End Violence Against Women?

Whether you knew it or not, the 25th day of every month is Orange Day — a day focused on the United Nation Secretary General's campaign UNiTE To End Violence Against Women. Read More »

New Campaign Uses Spice Girls Song to Encourage Viewers to Say What They Really Really Want

As if a Spice Girls reunion tour for the 20-year anniversary was not enough of a thrill (and a throwback) for 2016, a new campaign from Project Everyone highlights some of the many reasons why we love the 90s girl band. Read More »

5 Mind-Boggling Stats About Guns and Violence Every Woman Needs to Know

Here's a stark reality: 6,358 Americans have been killed by guns in the first six months of 2016 (for reference, more than 13,000 were killed in 2015). Read More »

The Must-Know Apps That Will Make Any Woman Feel Safer

Before going off to travel, live, or work on their own, girls are often taught seemingly simple (yet often inconvenient) rules like "always travel in pairs (or groups)." Over time, similar societal rules become embedded in their daily lives and actually become instinctual — it's no coincidence wh Read More »

Violence Against Women Could Cost America $500B Annually

There is an obvious physical and emotional cost for women facing violence, but now a new study reveals the significant cost on the U.S. economy. And when we say significant, we mean monumental. Read More »

This Powerful Norwegian PSA Challenges Men to Confront Casual Sexism and Sexual Assault

A powerful PSA in Norway has made waves across the internet for its brutal honesty — and the appeal it makes to men to be more aware and to change their attitudes and treatment of women. Read More »

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