All posts tagged with: Gender based violence

Gender-Based Violence in Europe

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar Jessica Owens

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Member since June 25, 2014
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As a young woman in Ireland, it is discouraged to stand up against sexist/sexual jokes, even if they normalize and minimize the severity of rape, thus perpetuating the rape culture. Though there is more awareness in Ireland on the issue of Gender-Based Violence, society still chooses to treat the issue as if it only affects lower-class or ethnic women. This could explain why there is a lack of reporting, and a lack of convictions. The patriarchal ideology which exists across the wo...


Cyber dialogues to curb violence against women and children

Posted November 26, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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16 Days of activism against children and women abuse In South Africa, as in other Southern African countries, the period between 25 November and 10 December marks the campaign against women and child abuse. During this period, various activities take place to bring awareness against gender based violence and brainstorm ways to end this scourge. Among all these initiatives, the one that appeals to me most is the Cyber Dialogues which facilitates on-line discussions amongst differe...


15 years old and 4 months Pregnant!

Posted November 20, 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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Upon our arrival at Barsaloi in Samburu North (North-west Kenya), to coordinate and Facilitate a Gender based Violence response and prevention workshop, We got information that one woman had suffered injuries on her left arm that very night, after being battered by her brother in law. This incident caused a slight unrest in the small town that is out of network coverage and lacks hydro-electric power supply. The lady was rushed to the Catholic hospital nearby. During the workshop,...