A United Nations-backed survey revealed "shocking" statistics on men's use and experience of violence against women and girls. Preliminary results of the UN-backed study showed "one in two men said they used physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner, one in 4 reported having raped a woman and one in 25 admitted to having participated in gang rape." >>>
Panel held by ILGA/RFSL at the 57th Session of the CSW, Monday 4 March 2013
The panel presented the situation of violence against women based on sexual orientation and gender identity and gave examples of strategies to combat homophobia and transphobia. >>>
Certain segments of Vatsyayana's 2,000-year-old Kamasutra go against the concept of women's security besides encouraging ideas that have resulted in treatment of women as "objects", author K.R. Indira said on Sunday. "Kamasutra teaches that a man can forcefully have sex with a woman and then marry her. This is against the concept of women's security.
Police said Sunday they have arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws.
Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location, he said.
This Institute is only for individuals working on issues of sexuality, LGBT rights, sexual rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, or gender, based in India or working on these issues related to India. >>>
On the occasion of the International Day for the elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UN Women has announced the availability of grant support to NGOs under the the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The deadline is on 19 January 2012. >>>
This is the first ever research study on violence against lesbian women, female sex workers, and disabled women in three countries in South Asia, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The study investigated the hypothesis that women who are outside the mainstream of the South Asian society suffer high rates of violence and are often unable to seek and receive protection from State agencies.
Women of African descent and anti-violence advocates, activists, scholars, organizational and spiritual leaders wish to address the SlutWalk. First, we commend the organizers on their bold and vast mobilization to end the shaming and blaming of sexual assault victims for violence committed against them by other members of society. We are proud to be living in this moment in time where girls and boys have the opportunity to witness the acts of extraordinary women resisting oppression and challenging the myths that feed rape culture everywhere. >>>
A Thomson Reuters Foundation poll may have found that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a woman, but Somalia's women's minister is astonished any country could be worse than her own. "I'm completely surprised because I thought Somalia would be first on the list, not fifth," said Maryan Qasim. >>>
25/05/2011 | ILGA-LAC equipo de comunicacion
Much attention has been focused on the process of radicalisation of young men in the areas of Pakistan that border Afghanistan. Peshawar, the town near the border between the two countries, is infamous for being the centre of a vibrant industry and trade in homemade guns. For more than two decades, violence has become the dominant currency of almost every aspect of life in this area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, once known as the North West Frontier Province.
So it takes remarkable courage for a 16-year-old girl to decide to challenge how this culture of violence was reinforcing and strengthening the oppression of women. >>>
The Essential Services Package outlines a set of services that must be provided in key settings to respond to violence against women and girls and HIV, as well as additional resources and more detailed guidance on how each
of these service settings can address the intersection between these two global epidemics. >>>
03/10/2010 | ILGA-LAC equipo de comunicacion
A small group of women in colorful shirts, jeans and skirts stands in a circle, singing and clapping. Some are smiling. All are dancing, shaking their bodies to the sound of their voices strong and loud. >>>
A new edition examines how violence against women (VAW)i affects our privacyi rights in the digital age. VAW survivors often experience intrusions into their privacy from their partners, spouses or the Statei. Moreover, privacy does not always work to women' s advantage. >>>