Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

In India’s garment factories, stitching clothes and a culture of non-violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Viyakula Mary was born in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She was first drawn to the issue of violence against women at the age of 16, when she heard that a member of her community had faced sexual harassment but had no prospect of justice. Mary, now 39, works [...]
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Indian Society’s Castigation of Rape Victims

TweetIndia, often touted as the greatest democracy in the world, has an abysmal record when it comes to the safety of women. Crimes against women have increased over the years, and the country’s overburdened legal system has failed to provide justice to the victims. While Indians have displayed anger and frustration over the government’s ineptness [...]
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“Sexual Violence” – What the ESRB thinks you don’t need to know

TweetIt’s no secret that sexualized depictions of violence against women are disturbingly rampant in video games.  But why?  Why has the industry become so bloated with games featuring brutalized women in skimpy clothing?  It’s gotten to the point of becoming the default story-telling option for characterizing a “bad guy” or establishing a “gritty” environment. Gaming [...]
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Expert’s take: Bringing light to the darkest places

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Gender and Humanitarian Advisor Blerta Aliko. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown Every year on World Humanitarian Day my mind returns to memories of a dark day, 19 August 2003. I had just finished a three-month detail assignment in New York as part of the team working to close down the “Oil for Food [...]
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China’s ‘left-behind girls’ learn self-protection

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Safe spaces for girls left by migrating parents have been set up and trainings are on-going for children, teachers, community leaders and public authorities to prevent sexual violence, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. A normally quiet second-grade girl, Yuan Yuan* suffers from a mild mental [...]
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