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Monthly archives for November, 2015

An ordinary case

An ordinary case

Three countries, three examples of gender-based violence in Europe. How we react to it as a society and how we can change in dealing with this imminent issue in a sustainable and respectful way.

Three women who defeated a dictator: The Mirabal sisters

Three women who defeated a dictator: The Mirabal sisters

Minerva, Maria and Patria Mirabal: Three sisters who fought the dictator Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic and were killed for it in 1960.

When is rape recognized as rape? The case of Germany

When is rape recognized as rape? The case of Germany

Germany has not yet ratified the Istanbul Convention but is reforming the law governing sexual offences following intense public pressure. However, it appears that the principle “No means no” will still not reign in Germany in the future.

Ignoring the subject: the discussion about VAW in Poland

Ignoring the subject: the discussion about VAW in Poland

Poles do not want to know: One of the fundamental issues surrounding violence against women in Poland is a lack of sensitivity combined with a general aversion to the subject.

Sexual Violence in Croatia

Sexual Violence in Croatia

Sexual violence against women is one of the most harmful forms of gender-based violence. In Croatia, it is the most problematic form of violence because it is one of the least recognised and least reported crimes.

The Boycott of Israel is a Feminist Issue

The Boycott of Israel is a Feminist Issue

Dania is lying on the ground, she is gasping listlessly. Her white hijab is absorbing her warm red blood as it flows from her face. She is gasping for breath as her body is subsumed in shock.[i] She was shot in the face walking home from an after school English advancement course, her backpack and […]

Violence against Women: Significant But Not Seen As Worthy of Consi...

Violence against Women: Significant But Not Seen As Worthy of Consideration

39% of Latvian women have suffered from violence and at least 115 women endure violence daily in Latvia. Overall, Latvian society remains pretty conservative on gender issues and excuses violence against women. The question is – why?

Action towards ending violence against women in Serbia

Action towards ending violence against women in Serbia

Research shows that every second woman in Serbia suffers at least one form of violence in her lifetime. What is the legal framework prohibiting violence against women in Serbia? Why don’t victims leave their abusers? What is the activism of women’s organisations? An overview.

Distorted notions about rape – attitudes of Czech society

Distorted notions about rape – attitudes of Czech society

Was she walking alone through dark and isolated street late at night? Was she dressed provocatively? Was she drunk? Was she flirting? Is she known for having many sexual partners in the past? “Then she was asking for it”, thinks one third of Czech society.

When We Women Take to the Streets Patriarchy Trembles: On Spain’s F...

When We Women Take to the Streets Patriarchy Trembles: On Spain’s First National March Against Violencias Machistas

More than 45 women have been murdered in Spain this year by their current or former partner, a figure which is met with inaction by the majority of its people and government. Therefore, Spanish women will take to the streets on 7 November for a national demonstration against gender-based violence.

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