humanrightswatch: Afghanistan: Fight Rampant Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is a major problem in Afghanistan, where women and girls have had to struggle to regain their rights after being completely shut out of education and employment during Taliban rule until their ouster in 2001. There has been significant progress in improving girls’ access to education and integrating women […]
“Paracetamol legends I know For rising fevers, as pain-relievers— Of my people—father’s father’s mother’s Mother, dark lush hair caressing her ankles Sometimes, sweeping earth, deep-honey skin, Amber eyes—not beauty alone they say—she Married a man who murdered thirteen men and one Lonely summer afternoon her rice-white teeth tore Through layers of khaki, and golden […]
thefeministme: An Amazing Campaign in India called “Abused Goddesses” showing the contradiction of worshiping female goddesses in religion but having unsafe conditions for women, like domestic violence. Via: Women’s Rights News Have you seen this powerful campaign?
whatacatchsarah: i saw this chart today while browsing the internet. i don’t know where it came from (to source it), but i thought maybe some of you out there might find it helpful. abuse IS abuse, physical or mental. and YOU are not alone.
Violence Against Women: A Global Public Health Problem of Epidemic Proportions If you have not experienced this directly yourself, you certainly know someone who has. And it is everywhere; there is no region or demographic that can claim that violence against women isn’t a problem and, in most parts of the world, a problem on […]
1 In 3 Women Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence, Global Study Finds About one in three women worldwide experience sexual or physical violence at least once in their lives, according to a World Health Organization report released Thursday.
Child Marriage Won’t End Until We Start Documenting What Actually Works: Advocates By Agnes Odhiambo, Women’s eNews (WOMENSENEWS)—When she was 12, Chimwemwe, from a rural village in southern Malawi, married a 17-year-old boy. She had started having sex with him when she was 10 because, she said, he gave her money and small gift…
Angelina Jolie: There Is No Disgrace In Being A Survivor Of Sexual Violence LONDON (AP) — Angelina Jolie appealed for a change in attitude on sexual violence in conflict Tuesday, bringing the power of her celebrity to an international summit on a topic she said has been taboo for too long. Opening the four-day London […]
whoneedsfeminism: “I need feminism because when I finally ended my 8.5 year long abusive relationship, I was told that I would ruin the lives of my children. My son watched me be beaten more than once. He used to rape me once my infant daughter fell asleep because he knew I wouldn’t cry if she […]