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Online Discussion on Prevention of Violence Against Women (Global)

August 3, 2012

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Source: Inter Press Service NEW YORK , Jul 31 2012 (IPS) – UN Women [http://www.unwomen.org/ ], which  has launched an online discussion about violence against women,  is offering a chance to civil society organizations worldwide to provide their views from their own cultures. The two week long platform, which is taking place through 3 August,  […]

Preventing Gender Based Violence will Help Kenya Achieve Vision 2030 (Kenya)

August 3, 2012

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  Preventing Gender Based Violence will Help Kenya Achieve Vision 2030 Customs and cultures have been used to justify some forms of gender based violence Coastweek — Preventing Gender Based violence is an imperative that determines achievement of Millennium Development Goals and Kenya ’s Economic blue print, Vision 2030. This was said by Dr. Naomi Shabban […]

Colombia Sees Rise in Acid Attacks on Women (Colombia)

August 3, 2012

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  Source   JUAN FORERO Associated Press Print | E-mail (c) 2012, The Washington Post. BOGOTA, Colombia — Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing acid that obliterated her face, leaving her with gruesome wounds that will never heal. The chemical burned off […]

Justice and healing in the Philippines ( Philippines)

August 2, 2012

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Source: New Internationalist Blog By Iris C. Gonzales For 13 long years she endured the beatings. It wasn’t so rough at first, she says, and every time it happened she hoped with fingers crossed that it would be the last. One morning, she woke up and realized that finally, she wanted to end her troubled marriage, to […]

Latino Groups to House Members: Your VAWA Hurts Immigrant Victims (U.S.)

August 2, 2012

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Source: Civil Rights Org Press Release – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Latino Groups to House Members: Your VAWA Hurts Immigrant Victims Groups Release Joint Statement, Stories of Immigrant Victims Illustrating the Importance of VAWA For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Westbrook Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org August 2, 2012 Washington, D.C. – A coalition of leading […]

New law proposing severe punishment for violence against women enters Colombian Congress (Colombia)

August 1, 2012

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Source:Colombia Reports A new law demanding harsher punishment for violent crimes against women was introduced in Colombia‘s Congress Wednesday. The severe penalties of the “Rosa Elvira” law will condemn violators of feminicide, a political term for misogynist violence against women that results in death, to 33 to 50 years of prison. Public officials or members […]

Acid attacks: the faceless women you can’t forget (India)

July 31, 2012

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Source:Reuters Nita Bhalla Jul 31, 2012 02:29 EDT Since I met her over a week ago, I have been unable to forget. Every morning as I put on my lipstick and black eyeliner in front of the mirror, I am reminded of her face. Or lack of it. Sonali Mukherjee, 27, is one of hundreds […]