Violence against Women

  • 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...