The Facts About Violence Against Women

Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for Women. Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women. There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: 1. They spend more time doing unpaid work … [Read more...]

Oriah Mirza – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this human activist, one with a passion for the elimination of violence against women. Her passion fueled by experience, she uses her own story as the catalyst for action, working in the California, USA area of our world, helping women rise above Domestic Abuse. "We all help each other with our stories of wisdom and love, we weave together a network of information through story telling that transforms lives on a regular … [Read more...]

Gender and Women’s Mental Health, WHO

Gender and women's mental health Gender disparities and mental health: The Facts Mental illness is associated with a significant burden of morbidity and disability, to such a degree that our society is not referring to the 'Sad Generation' as a common term for our youth. Lifetime prevalence rates for any kind of psychological disorder are higher than previously thought, are increasing in recent cohorts and affect nearly half the population. Despite being common, mental illness is … [Read more...]

World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference, 8-10 Dec 2014

INVITATION INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE SERVICES is proud to host the World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference 8-10 December 2014 All conferences will be held at the Cairns Pullman International Hotel in Queensland, Australia. Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the CBD of tropical Cairns, Australia. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to … [Read more...]

16 Days of Activism Campaign, Debi Nova

For the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, I am taking action with my friends at Say NO – UNiTE to end violence against women and girls. I wear orange because I want women in violent relationships to know that there’s a way out. It can happen to anyone! I was in a relationship that was violent. It took me years to speak about it. I got out, because I have a great support system in my family. A lot of people don’t have this kind of support, and I want to let them know that they are not alone. … [Read more...]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. 2013 was a critical year ... and milestones were made! Reathorizing VAWA a Daunting Task The Violence … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act Improves the Lives of American Women

Ed. Note: This blog is cross posted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Today, we join our White House colleagues in celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness month; and almost four weeks into the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, I’m reminded of the tremendous impact the Affordable Care Act has on the lives of American women. As the President said, the law is much more than just a website - it’s affordable, quality health insurance made available to … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Take Action!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month will continue this year as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. The observed month has been running since 1995 when several organizations including the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence united to tackle the problem. Why is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so important? AM I BEING AB-- USED? Does your partner: embarrasses the other person with put-downs looks or acts in ways that … [Read more...]

Stopping violence against women | Marta Vieira da Silva

Life isn’t easy for women – anywhere in the world. I grew up in Dois Riachos – a poor, remote town in the north-east of Brazil. Our family didn’t have much money; my mother worked hard to raise me and my two brothers and sister by herself. We couldn’t even afford a football – if we had bought one, we would have gone without food. At the age of 7, I knew I wanted to play football for the rest of my life. But being a girl, the path wasn’t straightforward. Everyone from my brothers to the … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan must uphold its vows to protect children from sexual abuse, UN expert urges

Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid April 2013 – 'Alcohol abuse and domestic violence, early and forced marriages and bride kidnappings are among the factors making children in Kyrgyzstan more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and forced labour, warned a United Nations independent expert at the end of her recent visit to the country.' “The full extent of the sale and sexual exploitation of children in the Kyrgyz … [Read more...]

Rebeca Grynspan, “That’s the development message we have to give.”

Violence Against Women also hurts business and development | Suki Beavers & Benjamin Kumpf Violence against Women and Girls is a human rights violation – and this should be enough to trigger dedicated action. But this widespread violence also causes economic and development problems that remain invisible in most debates. A SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. AFTER RECEIVING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT A MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHE … [Read more...]

CHINA – Kim Lee, American Woman used social media to go public

SALON.COM reported this year:for those who missed this story! Kim Lee, an American woman who used social media to go public with accusations of domestic violence against her wealthy and famous husband, Li Yang, has just scored a major victory for women’s rights and the rule of law in China. As reported by Didi Kirsten Tatlow at the New York Times, Lee made history this February 2013, after a Beijing court granted her divorce on the grounds of abuse and issued a three-month protection … [Read more...]

Depression, 3 Women’s Stories – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  3 Women's Stories   Women in Recovery, a video presented by the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board. Three women share their personal recovery stories and how they reclaimed their lives and moved forward in their roles as mother, wife, business owner, worker, and friend. Southwest Connecticut - Norwalk, CT Women's mental health: The Facts Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% … [Read more...]

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam Authors / Editors : Dr. Nata Duvvury and Ms. Patricia Carney, National University of Ireland, Galway and Dr. Nguyen Huu Minh, Institute for Family and Gender Studies To demonstrate the economic effects of the enormous cost of violence against women, UN Women estimated the economic costs of domestic violence considering out-of-pocket expenditures that women incur to access medical treatment, police support, legal support, … [Read more...]

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