Death of 23 year old ‘gang raped’, Ban Ki-moon Takes Action

Violence against women must never be accepted, excused or tolerated, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said following the death of a young woman from India who had been gang raped earlier this month. Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on death of Delhi student The Secretary-General expresses deep sorrow at the death of the 23-year old Delhi student who was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi on 16 December. He offers his sincerest … [Read more...]

RAPE: Eve Ensler ~ ‘Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You to Imagine …’

Dear V-Activists, I posted this letter on The Huffington Post and I have been flooded with thousands of emails, tweets, texts, stories of terrible rapes and profound emotion. There is a loud trembling unspoken story of women about to break to the surface of the world. It must break through if we are to survive as a species. It must break through.   I want to thank each and every person (woman and man) who shared their story of violation with me. Your courage, your support, your anger, … [Read more...]

Just because she isn't saying no…

Just because she isn't saying no... Doesn't mean she's saying yes." "Just because you help her home... Doesn't mean you get to help yourself." "Just because she's drunk doesn't mean she wants to f**k." Those are some of the messages scrawled across posters for a new anti-rape campaign being launched in Ottawa, Canada under the slogan "Don't Be That Guy." The campaign is designed to be a shift away from the "No means no" campaign, which puts the onus on the woman to say no. This campaign … [Read more...]

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