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International Violence Against Women Act Addresses the War Against Women

The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was introduced today by a bipartisan group of legislators hoping to enact the first law designed to address a crisis of epic proportions globally.

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On a Visit to the Congo, Clinton Denounces Sexual Violence in War

On a visit to Goma, Congo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an end to the rampant sexual violence that has erupted in the country as a result of ongoing war in the region.

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Addressing Sexual Violence through Sexuality Education

Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.

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This is What Religious Objection to Abortion Looks Like?

A Catholic bishop in Brazil says the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl, pregnant as a result of incest and who had an abortion, should be excommunicated.

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Ab-Only Group Shamed into Changing Victim-Blaming Website

The Ohio program Abstinence ‘Till Marriage no longer victim-shames on their website. A small victory — but now we need to end funding for all failed abstinence-only programs.

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Get Real! Rape Is Not Her Fault

No one is responsible for “making someone horny.” In fact, much of the time, none of us has any control at all over whether or not someone experiences sexual desire.

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Roundup: A Visit to a “Pro-Life” Pharmacy, Obama’s Win a Victory for Science

Amanda Hess of the Washington City Paper visits the nation’s newest "pro-life" pharmacy; Stem cell scientists celebrate President-elect Obama’s victory; The youth of Choice USA write an open letter to Obama; Sexual violence in the DRC reaches epidemic proportions.

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To Be Free from Gender Violence: Our Most Basic Human Right

Here in the United States, where the rights of freedom and equality define our history of struggle, American women and girls do not possess a freedom to live out our full potential — unencumbered by violence.

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A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits

If rape victims have been charged for rape kits in Wasilla, Alaska, under Sarah Palin’s leadership, we deserve to know why. But we deserve to know a lot more than that. Which set of candidates will pro-actively create policies that address the root causes of rape and sexual assault?

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Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women Is a Men’s Issue

Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized educator on violence prevention among men and boys, asks why rape is a “women’s issue” when over 99 percent of rapes are perpetrated by men.

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