Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

Ode to the man who catcalls me as I walk down the street

TweetOh what a miserable man are you Just shut your mouth for a second or two   You think yourself so droll but really you’re just an asshole. Tweet
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Dear World, Let’s Give Saudi Women Some Credit

TweetWell, look here, world. In a stunning move of independence replete of any help, force, or aid from the West, the first female law firm has opened in Saudi Arabia, two months after its founder and three other female lawyers were granted licenses to practice law in the nation. The law firm will focus on [...]
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New research paints poignant picture of intimate partner violence in Zimbabwe

TweetAccording to the country’s first comprehensive baseline study, two in three women suffer gender violence and justice remains elusive. Cross-posted from Women When Kim*’s husband was diagnosed with HIV, he began to subject his wife to unrelenting emotional and physical abuse. “When he tested positive, life became more difficult; he did not want me to [...]
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In the words of Chamathya Fernando… MDG results are a mixed bag for women and girls in Sri Lanka

TweetAs the UN discusses the new development agenda that will be adopted beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015, youth activist Chamathya Fernando with the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association talks about how these goals have impacted the lives of women and girls in an urban low-income settlement. Fernando will speak at [...]
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Janie Deserves Justice

TweetTrigger Warning Norife “Janie” Herrera was 29 years old. She was very successful in the Philippines where she was born and even held a masters degree. In 2006 she married Larry Jones. He was a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California. She came to the United States where she worked, helped charities, [...]
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