Posts Tagged International

It's time for women to stop being politely angry - Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Study: grassroots feminism is the best strategy for combating gendered violence

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

A study commissioned by the World Bank and published in the American Political Science Review — conducted over four decades and in 70 countries — details the context of violence against women.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

A study commissioned by the World Bank and published in the American Political Science Review — conducted over four decades and in 70 countries — ...

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Quick Hit: Indian Feminists Respond to Porn Ban

Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these two categories are not mutually exclusive)?
Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these ...
Beijing DV

China, Previous Paradise for Perpetrators, Must Address Domestic Violence Better

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*Trigger warning: domestic violence and sexual assault*

The first rule of domestic violence in China is don’t talk about domestic violence in China. Victims face “fear and shame” when they speak out within”a culture that denies there is a problem,” as Kim Lee, an American advocate who was married to an abusive Chinese partner, told the New York Times.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

*Trigger warning: domestic violence and sexual assault*

The first rule of domestic violence in China is don’t talk about domestic violence in China. Victims face “fear and ...

Anti Muslim Attacks

Report finds 80 percent of anti-Muslim attacks in France are against women

A few days ago, Germany’s highest court finally struck down a state law that had banned women from wearing headscarves in classrooms. But the decision, a victory after more than a decade of legal and public debate, is sadly an isolated sign of optimism within an increasingly bleak picture of Western countries marginalizing Muslim women for the way they dress. 

A few days ago, Germany’s highest court finally struck down a state law that had banned women from wearing headscarves in classrooms. But the decision, a victory after more than a decade of legal and public ...

Li (left) and Wei (right) dress up in bloodstained wedding gowns to raise awareness

on domestic violence in China. Their signs: “Why are you still silent about intimate 

violence around you?” and “Love is not an excuse for violence”. (Source: artintern.net)

Chinese police detain feminist activists ahead of International Women’s Day

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Brace yourself for the irony: #Beijing20 is trending on Twitter in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing (when Hillary Clinton delivered her “women’s rights are human rights” speech.)

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Brace yourself for the irony: #Beijing20 is trending on Twitter in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference ...

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