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‘Be Careful Who You Rape’

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Adrian Bayley, who raped and murdered Jill Meagher, also had a 20-year history of violence against women. For attacking and raping five sex workers he received a very light eight-year sentence, which sends the wrong message to potential rapists and murderers.

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Teach Your Children Well: Men Must Be Leaders in Changing the Culture of Abuse

With enough men as leaders and partners, we can build a culture in which women and men are safe: safe going to parties, safe speaking up, and safe being whoever they want to be.

A former professional football player argues that with enough men as leaders and partners, we can build a culture in which women and men are safe: safe going to parties, safe speaking up, and safe being whoever they want to be.

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Woman Protests “Lay Back and Enjoy Your Beating” Comment by Wisconsin Lawmaker; Staffer Calls Her Dumb

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Recent comments by Wisconsin Rep. Don Pridemore, combined with his attacks on single mothers, gave us pause as to whether Mr. Pridemore really understood that women are individual human beings with basic human rights, or if he really takes that Adam’s rib thing literally. His response to a woman protesting his comments suggests it may be the latter.

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One Year Later, Sexual Violence in Haiti Still Rampant

In Haiti, women and girls living in the displacement camps remain as vulnerable to sexual violence as they did immediately following the disaster, if not more so.

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Advocates Call for Immediate Action by House to Prevent Child Marriage

Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world.  The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them.  Action links included.

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Dept. of Ed. Calls for End to Bullying But Ark. School Official Says “All Queers Should Commit Suicide”

The Department of Education sent a letter to schools underscoring that homophobic bullying violates the law. Meanwhile, an Arkansas school official declared on Facebook that all “queers” should commit suicide.

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Rape in Haiti: Where is the International Community?

A group of human rights advocates and attorneys fighting for the well-being and safety of Haitian women in the aftermath of January’s earthquake are calling on the global community to act swiftly to end sexual violence in the displacement camps.

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Beginning of the End

Difficult realities of Haitian rape victims

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Haitian Women Fight Sexual Violence

Haitian women, aided by women’s rights organizations, are banding together to protect themselves and all women in post-earthquake Hatii from sexual assault, rape and other forms of gender-based violence.

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(VIDEO) The Predictable Disaster: Post Earthquake, Widespread Rape in Haiti Goes Unaddressed

After January’s earthquake, Haitian women are still fighting for their own lives and those of their children. But they are now experiencing high–and predictable–rates of rape and gender-based violence.  Why is so little being done?

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