Posts Tagged Gender-Based Violence

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One year after Ayotzinapa, women still disappear in Mexico every day

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the whole world heard their story. Protests took place across the country and even news outlets outside of Mexico began covering the violence that was rocking the country.

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the whole world heard their story. Protests took place across the country and even news outlets outside of Mexico began covering the violence that was rocking ...

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Mandatory referral of rape reports from schools to police is a bad idea

Today, the AP published an article about proposed state legislation that would require colleges and universities to refer all gender-based violence reports to the police. Although the idea is intuitively appealing to some, survivors and advocates overwhelmingly oppose these bills, which have been introduced in states including Virginia and New Jersey.

Today, the AP published an article about proposed state legislation that would require colleges and universities to refer all gender-based violence reports to the police. Although the idea is intuitively appealing to some, survivors and ...

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Why do we love bystander intervention and fear community consequences for rape?

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.

The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from schools requesting bystander training, despite our very public skepticism of it. 

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.

The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from ...

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All survivors, not just students, need civil law options

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics.

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from ...

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How can anyone push survivors to report to the police this week?

The irony is nauseating. In major media outlets you could find, right next to each other, articles about the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who murdered Eric Garner and Virginia’s plans to push more victims into the criminal justice system. 

The irony is nauseating. In major media outlets you could find, right next to each other, articles about the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who murdered Eric Garner and Virginia’s plans to push more victims into ...

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