rape

  • Shame, rape and resistance

    Last December, at the end of this eventful year, a new wave of protest filled the streets of Tunis following a court decision made on the 13th of December in Kef, a city situated in the North-East of Tunisia. The judge used the article 227bis of the Tunisian penal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Dilemma of Providing Health Care to Rape Survivors in Darfur

    Rape in Darfur is not only used by the authorities in Sudan as a weapon of war but it is also indirectly used to attract more recruits and more irregular fighters who fight along the side of the government forces. In addition to this, religious leaders such as scholars...
  • Inside the World’s Happiest Country

    Bhutan, officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a small landlocked kingdom located between China and India in South Asia. The country, as we all know, measures the Gross National Happiness (GNH) instead of relying on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the only way to measure the country’s...
  • http://www.welovedc.com/2010/04/06/we-love-arts-in-darfur/

    Rape as a Weapon of War

    According to the UN and other humanitarian actors monitoring conflict related sexual violence in Darfur, different government affiliated armed groups have been using rapes as a weapon of war since 2003. Conflict related sexual violence which may include rape, forced impregnation, abduction and sex enslavement of women and girls,...
  • Turkish Men are Wearing Mini Skirts to Fight for Women’s Rights

    “If a miniskirt is responsible for everything, if a miniskirt means immorality and unchastity, if a woman who wears a miniskirt is sending an invitation about what will happen to her, then we are also sending an invitation!”. This is the message being sent by men in Turkey: there...
  • Gimme Shelter 1969

    Gimme Shelter is the opening track to the 1969  Rolling Stones album ‘Let it Bleed’, probably one of the best albums by the band, released in a moment of strong political and social tension worldwide. It was written by lead vocalist Mick Jagger, and guitarist Keith Richards, who wrote the unforgettable riff...
  • Women Empowerment : A question of Choice

      Gender is at the top of the agenda in International Development. “ Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women” is the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG), announced in 2000 by the Secretary General of the UN. The promoting part of the goal has been tackled, now it is time...
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