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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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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse: Why Do So Many So Often Respond with Silence?

Denial.  I know.  It’s not just a river in Egypt.  But it is, it appears, as wide and deep as an ocean, especially when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual abuse. 

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Peacekeepers Rape Haitian Girls: Lions, Sheep and Protection

It is Haiti, it is rape, it is UN peacekeepers and it is nothing new. What do you do when the rescuer is the aggressor?

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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

I’m a transgendered sex worker, and I want to not get killed for who I am or what I do. As our death count rises, I beg that you consider your prejudices around gender, and let us live in peace. I’m literally begging for my life.

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Roman Polanski: Justice Needs To Be Served

Why is it that we “pardon” or overlook some individuals for their crimes? Many others before him have fled their sentences but eventually served their time. So why do some think he’s above the law?

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