What will it take to get ordinary, everyday people to accept that sexual assault is a terrible crime? Over and over again, we’re seeing that when someone is sexually assaulted—especially a teenager—communities react by supporting the assailants and castigating the victims.
From Savita to Sandy Hook, when do we broadcast tragedies, and when do we let people mourn?
Recent cyber attacks on the British Pregnancy Advisory Service are a wake-up call reminding clinics that they should consider cyber security as part of an overall security strategy.
“I came to tell the truth. All I want is for justice to be done,” Gabriela Chacón said just moments before Luis Enrique Sossa Maltés was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. A few months prior to that victorious day, Luis sexually abused the 25-year-old woman on the street of San Jose, Chile. Unlike most men who harass women in public, Maltés was held accountable for his actions.
Femicide and violence against women have reached epic proportions in Mexico and Central America, making the reality very near impossible to ignore. Women Under Siege, an innovative new initiative to document and protect the stories of sexual violence survivors, launches today.
Ruby’s case is one of many in the world that demand the quickest possible action to start a positive change in the sexual climate of the 21st Century.
Sex workers deserve the basic respect and protection from violence that each nation owes its citizens. But in many settings, police abuse of sex workers receives scant public attention despite its entrenched global reality.
It is time for the law to ensure that abortion providers don’t have to put their lives on the line to defend women’s rights to health, equality and reproductive autonomy.
A brutal rape and sexual assault was not enough. Now the NY Post has turned its vicious sights on the woman who brought assault charges against IMF leader Dominique Strauss. Positive Women’s Network demands an apology.
Mother’s Day always makes me think about the up and down journey motherhood has been for me and many of the women I know. I had my first child at nineteen and I still don’t know how I made it. I worked two jobs, with the first one starting at five in the morning and the second one finishing at nine at night. I couldn’t afford full-time childcare, so I moved my son Danny between two part-time centers that weren’t as good as I hoped for but better than I could afford.