Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Carl Nasman – Deutsche Welle – Wednesday, 19 February 2014 In Germany and around the world, demonstrators are trying to encourage public discussion of women’s rights and draw attention to gender violence. Dozens of demonstrations were held in Germany over the weekend. Meanwhile in Europe, thousands of women marched through Madrid in early February, protesting […]

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Alysa Landry – Indian Country – Tuesday, 01 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Only four out of 100 residents of Montana’s Blackfeet Nation feel safe, according to Wendy Bremner, a victim’s specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Children on this 3,000-square-mile reservation near the United States-Canada border experience adverse events at more than […]

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Fransisco, California, UNITED STATES: On February 14, 2013 millions of women worldwide participated in Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women. Just two days earlier (Feb. 12, 2013), the United States Senate easily passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, officially transmitting […]

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES: United Nations officials today joined millions of people around the world who are taking a stance against violence against women as part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign. The One Billion Rising campaign, sponsored by the V-day Organization, seeks to mobilize men and women around the […]