United Nations Human Rights chief speaks out against sexual violence

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour says that she is appalled by the level of sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi.
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I Annotated This Facebook Message from a Troll

Last weekend, I received a nasty Facebook message from a person with zero friends who created their account the day of Trump’s inauguration. I could have responded to this person via Facebook but instead, I decided to take a cue from NPR and annotate this troll’s message in hopes of dispelling common myths and shedding light on the abuse and harassment women of color face on the internet every day.  

Last weekend, I received a nasty Facebook message from a person with zero friends who created their account the day of Trump’s inauguration. I could have responded to this person via ...

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Bathroom Rules Contribute to the Murders of Trans Women

Last week, the Trump administration reversed federal guidance outlining protections for transgender students, the same week that Jaquarrius HollandChyna Doll Dupree, and Ciara McElveenthree Black trans women, were murdered in New Orleans.

Last week, the Trump administration reversed federal guidance outlining protections for transgender students, the same week that Jaquarrius HollandChyna Doll Dupree, and Ciara McElveenthree Black trans ...