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  • Voices for gender justice in South Africa

    To say that gender-based violence is a problem in South Africa is an egregious understatement. The roots of the problem are woven into the country’s historical struggle to end apartheid, its ongoing economic insecurity, and the global system of patriarchy. Men who commit gender-based violence, especially men of influence,...
  • The new normal

    Masculinity is achieved through gender violence. Certain forms of ‘manliness’ are predicated on men’s violent use of power over women and against those men perceived as weak or ‘unmanly’. This assertion of “manhood”…is perceived as normal or natural…The hierarchies that exist between men require violence to be maintained and...
  • The Only Way to Stop Zika is to Stop Men

    In the last two months, Latin America has called the world’s attention. The protagonist is an old dated virus called Zika. This virus is being signaled as the culprit for the astronomical increase of babies born with microcephaly, a condition that results in impeding the normal growth of the head and...
  • 16 Days Campaign 2015 – Video

    10 December, Human Rights Day, marks the end of the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign. Our contributors took us on a journey where we learned that, while women around the world, regardless of their social status, profession or age suffer from GBV, there is hope. We...
  • GBV and Women with Disabilities

    Persons with disabilities worldwide make up around 14% of the population according to the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) report. Higher rates (18%) are reported for lower income countries and lower rates (around 11%) for higher income countries. Women tend to represent higher proportions mainly due to their longevity...
  • Your Voice, Your Weapon

    The events of the night of my assault to date still re play very clearly in my mind, how the man touched me, how he pushed me into the bushes, how he wreaked of alcohol and cigarette smoke, how dry and dirty my mouth felt as he forced his...
  • Why Education Is A Powerful Tool For HIV Prevention

    HIV is sexist. According to an Education For All report, 60% of young people living with the disease are women; in sub Saharan Africa the figure rises to 71%. Simultaneously, the health benefits of educating girls becomes more and more obvious. As Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi A. Annan,...
  • A Real Engagement of Men Is Possible

    Is a real engagement of men possible in order to transform gender relations and eradicate violence against women? The patriarchal constructions of manhood have been based in how a society expects men to behave and to prove they are “real men”. These attitudes are reinforced by notions of masculinity...
  • Gender Sensitivity Lessons in India

    When dealing with the pervasive force of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), there is a tendency to focus on its effects or the existing legal mechanisms to confront it. In developing countries, the existence of bodies of legislations on the matter tend to be an important first step, but insufficient. Based...
  • Economic and Social Costs of GBV

    Studies and calculations about the economic and social costs of GBV have been around for the past four decades. Beyond the debates around methodology and actual figures, these costing exercises have contributed to raising the awareness about GBV as a phenomenon that reaches beyond victim and perpetrator independently of...
  • A Space for Somalia’s Girls and Women

    Galkayo Education Center for Development Program (GECDP) established in 1999, has emerged as an instrumental Education, Peace building and Women’s rights center. A re-known and standard Civic Society organization in Puntland State of Somalia, is known for its strife for girl’s education and women’s rights in general. It has...
  • “Q” – The New All-Gender-Inclusive Queer Social Network

    Q is a brand new app that was launched last November, with a notorious feature – it welcomes all users regardless of their gender and sexual identities. In fact, it is the first gender-inclusive queer social network in the market, purposely designed to embrace all genders, specially those who fall outside the traditional gender norms....
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