Tag Archives: Sexual Violence

In Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, a new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

TweetCross-posted from UN Women UN-Habitat studies show that women in urban areas are twice as likely as men to suffer some form of violence, especially in developing countries.[1] Violence is a daily reality that disproportionately affects women and girls in the poorest districts of any city. Owing to their poverty, survivors among these populations have [...]
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“They force him to rape his daughter”: Saran Keïta Diakité on how rape is used as a weapon of war in Mali

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Saran Keïta Diakité is a lawyer in Mali and President of the Malian branch of the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security (Réseau Paix et Sécurité des Femmes de l’Espace CEDEAO). As the Donor Conference on Mali starts in Brussels, in her own words she speaks about the atrocities [...]
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In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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Thailand launches One-Stop Crisis Centre to respond to violence against women

TweetThis story was cross-posted from UN Women Bangkok, 9 April 2013 – The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls after Thailand joined UN Women’s newest global initiative, COMMIT. The One Stop Crisis [...]
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An open letter to pornography

TweetDear Pornography, We need to talk. It’s not you, and it’s not me. It is, in fact, them*. Similarly to the way nudity has been ruined by its brazenly fascist packaging in the media, as described a couple of weeks ago, in theory: you’re alright, Porn. You are not ‘wrong’. (Can I call you Porn?) [...]
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