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With True Courage: Rape Survivors Testify Against Ex-Dictator of Guatemala

Sadly the beautiful landscape of Guatemala has an ugly history of rape.

Today, in post-conflict Guatemala, there is a war against women. At least two women die daily as a result of femicide, and the crime often includes torture and rape.

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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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Dear Conservative Christian Leaders: Why Are You Silent About Rape?

I am writing because you have been stunningly and tellingly silent on one of the most pressing moral and social issues we face today: rape.

I am writing because conservative Christian leaders have been stunningly and tellingly silent on one of the most pressing moral and social issues we face today: rape.

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From Big Dan’s to Steubenville: A Generation Later, Media Coverage of Rape Still Awful

Striking parallels between a rape case from exactly thirty years ago and Steubenville make for a good opportunity to assess how much reporting on rape has improved in the span of one generation.

Striking parallels between a rape case from almost exactly thirty years ago and the Steubenville case make for a good opportunity to assess how reporting on rape has changed—or not.

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An Open Letter to Caribbean Men, From Caribbean Women

The rate of rape in the Caribbean is higher than the global average.

Dear Caribbean men: We do not have to smile for you. We do not have to answer you. We do not have to dance with you. And we do not dress for you.

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Why Men Should Be Taught Not to Rape—And What Rape Is

Last week, Zerlina Maxwell—Democratic strategist, writer and rape survivor—went on the Sean Hannity Show and suggested that men and boys can be trained not to rape.

For men to be trained not to rape, they have to learn what rape is.

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Ending Violence Against Women Shouldn’t Be Controversial—But it Is

Flags outside the United Nations building in New York City.

One week into the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting, it seems possible that the negotiations will once again end at an impasse.

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The Pope, Pregnant Children, and Violence Against Girls and Women

Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pope’s rationale is that his “age means he lacks strength to do job.” You could use the exact words to describe the nine-year old girl the Pope excommunicated for having a life-saving abortion after being raped and impregnated, with twins.

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Four Things You Probably Don’t Know About Title IX

Title IX is an enormously important law for female athletes – no other law has done more to expand opportunities for women and girls in athletics. But what many people don’t know is that the benefits and protections of Title IX aren’t limited to athletics.

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Can We Pass CEDAW?

(journeyforfairtrade.blogspot.com)

We find that ratification of CEDAW leads to real, concrete changes in the lives of women and girls. Yet, inconceivably, the United States is one of only seven countries that has yet to ratify CEDAW, keeping company with the likes of Iran and Somalia. But the moment is upon us. 

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