Tag Archives: Gender-Based Violence

In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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One million men, one million promises to help end gender-based violence

TweetOur own Zerlina is still getting rape threats from conservatives who apparently think suggesting men can end sexual violence is the very height of stupidity. Meanwhile–over in the reality-based community–a global movement of men doing just that is growing. Launched today by Breakthrough, in partnership with UN Women and grassroots groups from South Africa to Malaysia, [...]
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A tipping point on gender-based violence in South Africa?

TweetA number of recent articles have suggested that February 2013 will go down in history as the month when South Africa finally began an earnest fight against epidemic intimate partner and gender-based violence. Femicide is no rare occurrence in the country, but in the last three weeks two particularly brutal, high-profile murders have captured media [...]
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Quick Hit: Lidia Yuknavitch on the pervasiveness of male violence

Tweet*Trigger warning* Lidia Yuknavitch, whose wonderful new book I just finished reading (review forthcoming), has a must-read piece at The Rumpus on how women “travel through male violence like it’s part of what living a life means.” It begins: In a bar, with friends, listening to a man I’ve admired for years saying this: “Enough [...]
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#140reasonsdvisnotajoke

TweetTo many a decent human being’s great disappointment, #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend became a top trending topic on Twitter over the weekend. In response, here are 140 reasons to never treat domestic violence as a 140 character joke. All of these people have been killed by an intimate partner or family member. Please feel free to tweet this [...]
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