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Let’s not abolish sex work. Let’s abolish all work

Is sex work “a job like any other” – and is that a good thing? Amnesty International today officially adopted a policy recommending the decriminalisation of sex work around the world as the best way to reduce violence in the industry and safeguard both workers and those who are trafficked into prostitution. 55 more words


The Takeaway from CII’s Recommendations

You cannot possibly allow yourself to be educated by a man living in a state of denial or, dare I say, fool’s paradise. Muhammad Khan Sherani, who is leading the move to religiously inform the Punjab Assembly’s Women Protection Bill, has categorically denied the fact that Pakistani men, God-fearing and religious-minded as they are, beat their women. 625 more words

Gender-based violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon (By Yeghia Tashjian)

Gender-based violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon  

International Rescue Committee identified three main challenges facing Syrian female refugees; first, sexual exploitation and harassment; second, the increase in domestic violence which makes them feel that their homes are not safe; and third, early and forced marriage. 1,067 more words

Political Islam & Islamism

Brazil's rape culture in numbers

The mass rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week has shocked Brazil.

Videos and pictures of the crime were widely shared on social media before the victim could notify the police, including photos of the teenager bleeding with comments of celebration by the rapists. 418 more words



Light a fire

On a bed of hate

And put me in it.

Revel, as I take your bait

Scorn rising to the tips

of flames that you lit… 156 more words