Violence against Women

  • ABAAD: In Valiant Pursuit of Gender Equality

    ABAAD’s campaign under the title “A White Dress Doesn’t cover the Rape” during the 16 days of Activism to end violence against women, as part of the process of demanding the abolishment of article 522 of the Lebanese Penal Code ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality is a...
  • From the Edge of Despair

    This article was previously published in our special edition on Violence Against Women.   “Domestic violence has been identified as a major cause of women andchildren becoming homeless, especially when there is insufficient protection by law enforcement officials or by the legal system itself. Conversely, fear of homelessness might compel women...
  • Phyllis Chesler: A Politically Incorrect Feminist

    Would you say the course of your life has had a great impact on your vision and perspective? We would love to know from you how your life’s journey started as a feminist? Like many other American feminists, I was active in the civil rights and anti-war movements–but unlike most feminists, I had...
  • Perverting Marital Bliss

    Marking the International Human Rights Day, Liz Guantai writes about marital rape in Kenya; the Neglected Human Rights Violation....
  • The Day She Lost Her Face

    Gender-based violence is a disease afflicting most parts of the world. It is an endemic, perpetrators use as a weapon not only to exert power and control but also to brandish their so-called masculinity on to their respective communities for a lasting impression. Although acid attack victims also include...
  • On Child Marriage

    Child marriage is an issue that happens all across the world. With 15 million girls married of globally before the age of 18, it is a disease that goes beyond countries, religion, race and ethnicities. It is an act incited by poverty, scarcity and illiteracy. Culture plays a huge...
  • Triggering Global Debate on #GBV

    November 25th, 2015 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day was the beginning of a ground-breaking global campaign ‘16 Days of Activism’ that aimed at raising awareness about the far-reaching effects of gender based violence. The initiative drew to a close on December...