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...]

Battered Women, “It’s in Your Hands”

Battered Women’s Support Services is making an impact one woman at a time. We contribute to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence and to empower our community through training and education programs. For over 30 years, we have been providing counselling and healing spaces for those who have experienced abuse. To help women build strength and resiliency, we work on systemic advocacy, law reform, in-class youth engagement programs and we operate a social enterprise … [Read more...]

Top 10 Signs of an Abusive Man‏

Top 10 Signs of an Abusive Man by Larry James Stephany Alexander, Guest Author Abusive men are often survivors of abuse themselves. Signs of an abusive man can range from emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse. Frequently an emotionally abusive man is also a verbally abusive man or a combination of all abuse types. A sign of an abusive man can usually be found after a few dates if you pay attention, ask a lot of questions and do some investigating into his past. Spot Abusive … [Read more...]

Human Trafficking Awareness – JAN 2014

In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and survivors on how to recognize signs of trafficking and provide services for human trafficking survivors. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under US federal law, victims of human … [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...]

“Real Men Don’t Hit Women!”, Antonio Bandares

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...]

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...]

Taking Action for Syria – ENOUGH – ENOUGH !!!

APPEAL BY HEADS OF LEADING UN HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES FOR THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA … [Read more...]

International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 7-13

For the second consecutive year, The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a co-sponsoring organization of International Anti-Street Harassment Week with Meet Us On the Street. From April 7-13, 2013, thousands of women and men across the United States and throughout the world in cities such as Cairo, Delhi, Istanbul, Montreal, Oslo, and Sana’a will participate in International Anti-Street Harassment Week to collectively raise awareness about gender-based street harassment. By collectively … [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...]

Eve Ensler says ‘Thank You’

To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for making 14 February 2013 the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls! “Together on 14 February, we expressed our outrage and joy and our firm global call for a world where women are free and safe and cherished and equal. One Billion Rising brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before and galvanized new supporters and associations and masses of men … [Read more...]

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