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Violence Against Women: Cause And Consequence of HIV

Increasingly we see evidence on the prevalence of rape and how rape increases women’s and girls’ risk to HIV. It confirms for us that rape and sexual violence is endemic.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is important because violence against anyone is unacceptable, no matter their gender.

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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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Chris Brown and Rihanna, Six Months Later

Although it’s a relief that the public has finally stopped
victim-blaming with Rihanna, there’s little extrapolation of the lessons we’ve learned in this case to the larger social patterns that affect gender-based violence everywhere.

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The Common Ground Honor Code

Despite its worthy mission,
the White House common ground agenda needs some serious tweaking. There
is a need to reframe the agenda in a larger discourse of honoring motherhood
and honoring the sacredness of women and girls’ lives.

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DeGette Speaks Out After Fact-Finding Trip to Afghanistan

Rep. Diana DeGette talks to Wendy Norris about a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan, the Afghan law that would have legalized marital rape, and the extraordinary lengths Afghan women go to access education.

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The World According to O’Reilly: If You Got It, You Were Asking for It

The reason that people blame Rihanna or any victim of a gender-based hate crime is that the supposed protection of the patriarchy is only extended to good girls.

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Understanding the Roots of Violence Against Women in the Pacific

Violence against women is a problem worldwide, but violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region is seldom spotlighted. A new study seeks to understand the scope of the problem, and its roots.

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Roundup: Huge Increase in Number of Reported Sexual Assaults, Dallas County Reconsiders Ban on Condom Distribution

Caroline Kennedy supports Roe; incidence of rape and sexual assault much higher than previously reported; Dallas County health workers still not allowed to distribute condoms; Katha Pollitt on Rick Warren.

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Deep Roots: Honor Killings Reflect Global Problem of Violence Against Women

While honor killings elicit attention as a primordial custom, the fact is that this form of violence is part of a much larger problem that transcends cultures and religions.

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