Tag: Sexual Assault

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Breaking the Silence

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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 of “Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence” is to unite women all over the

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How Far Should CouchSurfing Go to Ensure Women’s Safety?

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by Mandy Van Deven -USA- When I began to understand the immensity of the world, I felt a visceral inclination to discover all that it possessed – or at least as much of it as I could. There was, however,

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Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Survivors Helping Survivors

by Stephanie Koehler -USA- When she was in third grade, Alex’s stepfather asked her whether she knew what the word ‘rapist’ meant. One would think that this is not exactly a term a 9-year-old could fully comprehend. Yet, since elementary

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Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “If everyone knows, it can’t be a secret.” – The Invisible War “If you could do one thing political this month, go see this film.” These words stay with me in

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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 they suffer as a result of sexual violence and the healing approach they have

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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 were the targets of politically-motivated sexual violence in Zimbabwe. State-sanctioned groups under President Robert

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It Takes a Real Man to Talk to Boys: John Stoltenberg Offers an Alternative Vision of Male Strength

by Ellen Snortland – USA – Let me introduce you to my friend John Stoltenberg, a warm and generous American man full of good will and humor, who is also one of the United States’ leading male feminists, widely respected

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The State of Today’s World: Lives of Unspeakable Pain and Loss Create Heroes Every Day

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – Think about it. The headlines scream it out. Lives of unspeakable pain and loss. And usually it is women, the caretakers of children and a vulnerable population by themselves, bear

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