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Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Overcoming Rape-Related PTSD

by Stephanie Koehler USA Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She is also an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The goal […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Mental Health, PTSD, Sexual Violence, Social Change, Violence Against Women

India’s New Sexism of ‘Safety’

by Neeta Lal –India– December 16, 2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Nirbhaya, the young physiotherapist who died after being brutally gang raped […]

Feature Articles, India, Laws & Legislation, Motherhood, Sexual Violence, The World, Violence Against Women

On Anniversary of Delhi Gang Rape, Three Works of Art Confront Violence Against Women

by Priti Salian –India– I left the theater shaking, cold, and rather broken. Besides the overarching story of Nirbhaya herself, five other women came forward to […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, India, Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Breaking the Silence

by Stephanie Koehler –USA– Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She also is an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The vision […]

Arts & Culture, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Feminism, Human Rights, Mental Health, PTSD, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence

Korean Comfort Women Fight Back

by Leslie Patrick –South Korea– She smiles brightly as she pushes her walker past me on the garden path. Though her eyes have turned milky with […]

Feature Articles, Japan, Sexual Violence, South Korea, The World, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Choosing Peace over Fear

by Stephanie Koehler –USA– The vision of “Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence” is to unite women from all over the world to document the pain […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Social Change, Teaching & Learning

SlutWalk To Femicide: Making The Connection

by Rita Banerji –India– In January, a Toronto police constable told a group of students at a school safety forum that to prevent being sexually assaulted […]

Feature Articles, India, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, The World, Uprisings, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

New Law to Address Child Sexual Abuse in India

by Lesley D. Biswas –India– On March 24, 2011 India woke up to a chilling headline that read: “Man held for raping his minor daughter.” The […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, India, Laws & Legislation, Sexual Violence, The World

Sexual Violence Against Women During War: Confronting the Atrocity, Healing Women

“I was in my house preparing food for my husband when they came,” she says. “They made me prepare food for them, then asked me to […]

Sexual Violence, The WIP Talk

Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

by Abigail Wendle – USA – According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year’s highly contested presidential election an estimated 2,000 women and girls […]

Africa, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Technology, The World, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

Niger Delta Crisis: Women and Children of the Creeks Pay High Price for Nigeria’s Oil

by Remi Adeoye – Nigeria – There is stiff opposition to the proposed Niger Delta Summit slated to be held in Abuja, Nigeria. The Delta’s most […]

Africa, Human Rights, Military, Nigeria, Petroleum, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women

Understanding Rape in India

by Parul Sharma – Sweden – “The truth, however, is that the male is the enjoyer and female a thing to be enjoyed…” – Manu Smiriti […]

Asia, Domestic Violence, Gender Equality, India, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women