Misogyny or Misandry, both affecting Mental Health

Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women. According to sociologist Allan G. Johnson, "misogyny is a cultural attitude of hatred for females because they are female." Johnson argues that: 'Misogyny' .... is a central part of sexist prejudice and ideology and, as such, is an important basis for the … [Read more...]

Woman Abuse Prevention Month, NOV 2014

Woman Abuse Prevention Month It is every woman’s fundamental right to live in safety and security in her home and community – free from the threat of violence. November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Please take a moment to check out the statistics on woman abuse and learn about the importance of ending violence against women… For 25 years now, November as Woman Abuse Prevention Month, an occasion to shed light on violence against women in our communities, and highlight efforts underway … [Read more...]

What is ‘Human Trafficking’ ?

Human Trafficking Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their … [Read more...]

Veneranda Nyirahirwa – Rwanda’s Women Lead

20th Anniversary of Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Lead Rwanda’s Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa says women in Rwanda have fought for political representation. In the Lower House of Parliament women occupy 64 percent or 51 out of 80 seats. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS KIGALI, Apr 2014 (IPS) - When Rwandan Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa was just a girl, she wasn’t allowed to attend secondary school because of her ethnicity. It was only in the wake of the country’s … [Read more...]

Bridge to Freedom Foundation, celebrates Light the Way GALA – JAN 11

Bridge to Freedom Foundation (BTFF) was founded only a few short years ago and while we are still very much a start-up organization, we are growing every day. Baby Steps: We began with a vision in 2008, and in 2009, it became a dream as BTFF was born on paper. Then in 2010, that dream began to gel into a reality. In January 2010, BTFF took its first baby steps to let the world know its mission to help survivors of modern day slavery lead thriving lives. That first public step was creating … [Read more...]

National Day of Remembrance/Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women. The women murdered were Anne St-Arneault, 23; Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, … [Read more...]

Soroptimist International – [25 Nov – 10 Dec 2013]

Global Happenings 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 25 November - 10 December 2013 Soroptimist International will be joining thousands of organisations around the world in taking part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, campaigning at local, national and international levels to END violence against women and girls. SI will be officially launching this year’s Global Impact Report, which focusses on violence against women and girls, during the 16 Days. Soroptimist … [Read more...]

The Mending Wings Practice of Acceptance

This video was created for Gossamerheart.com for The Mending Wings Practice of Acceptance. Only through acceptance of certain life situations can we come to a place of inner peace and healing. May this video inspire you to "Let go" and "Let it Be." Please visit our web site we support those who suffered abuse, oppression, and those who are chronically ill. Our web site and Healing Practices are geared towards supporting the wounded soul. We do not own the copy right for materials used in … [Read more...]

NGOWG MAP – October 2013

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the October 2013 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council.   For October, in which Azerbaijan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Mali, and Somalia. We will soon be releasing our annual report monitoring and analyzing the work of the UN Security Council on women, … [Read more...]

RAPE, long-term damage long after ‘Guns Fall Silent’

SECRETARY-GENERAL, AT SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATE ON CONFLICT-RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE, SAYS NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF WARTIME RAPE PERSIST LONG AFTER GUNS FALL SILENT … [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...]

AIDS Response, special meeting at CSW 57

Special event at the Commission on the Status of Women seeks to accelerate zero-tolerance towards gender-based violence through the AIDS response Co-chaires Hon Thokozani Khupe, Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (left) and Hon Julia Duncan-Cassell, Minister of Gender and Development of Liberia at the High Level Consultation Accelerating Zero-Tolerance to Gender based violence through the HIV response. New York City on March 9, 2013. Credit: UNAIDS/M. Taamallah   NEW YORK — These … [Read more...]

4th Abuse: Survival Stories Event – March 2 in Toronto!

Abuse: Survival Stories is an event series created in support of survivors of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. We aim to empower survivors by creating a platform for them to speak on their experiences instead of suffering in silence. This event series has been created not in the name of the war against abuse, but in the name of peace and healing for all. 4th Abuse: Survival Stories Event Abuse: Survival Stories - Haiku: forgiveness & rebuilding trust This co-ed event is … [Read more...]

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