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Marital Rape is Still Rape. 'Marital' Is NOT a Prefix That Changes The Nature Of The Crime.

What is consent? Simply put, consent is a matter of perspective. And nowhere does this hold more true, than when you talk about marriage and the issue of marital rape. 848 more words


Chiapas: Omissions after Declaration of Gender Violence Alert

Photo: @chiapasparalelo

On September 4th, the network of social and civil organizations that compose the “Popular Campaign against Violence against women and Femicide” reported that, nine months after the declaration of the Gender Violence Alert (GVA), the  285 more words


A Voice Of Dissent AND A Woman? It Seems That's Too Much To Take.

Dr Narendra Dabholkar, a medical doctor, the founder of Maharashtra
Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti and the force behind Maharashtra’s Anti
Superstition Bill, was shot dead on August 20, 2013 while out on a morning… 561 more words


Will The SEBI Guidelines On Declaring Sexual Harassment Data Do The Needful?

Sexual harassment at the workplace is more common than we think, or rather, than we like to admit. I think it’s safe to say that a sizeable percentage of working women have experienced instances of sexual harassment during their careers. 632 more words


Let's talk about sex (and Jesus)

(this is a long read – grab some coffee)

A Letter to the Church

When atrocities take place on a grand (or small!) scale – such as war and genocide, racism and racist systems, and the ongoing and pervasive gender violence we see, hear about and experience on a day-to-day basis – I believe it is the role of the Church to stand up against these systems, to call out the evil intrinsic in them and to offer another Way. 4,183 more words

Acid Attacks On The Rise - What Is Being Done For Them?

TL;DR: Acid attacks are a barbaric and vicious form of violence which are very common in India. 80% of the victims are women who are attacked by jilted lovers or abusive husbands and in-laws. 1,309 more words


“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

By Andrea Vale
IPS News

LIMA, Aug 4 2017 (IPS) – Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.’ 1,231 more words