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Alicia Wallace: Driving Change for Bahamian Women

Alicia Wallace: Driving Change for Bahamian Women

Alicia, with her team at Equality Bahamas and other like-minded organizations, looks for solutions to gender-based violence through three lenses – institutional, structural, and interpersonal. Systemic issues like capitalism, misogyny, racism, and patriarchy also must be considered.

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Advocate Scott Miller Helps Batterers Become Non-Violent

Advocate Scott Miller Helps Batterers Become Non-Violent

For 20 years, Scott Miller has listened to the excuses and justifications of domestic violence perpetrators. His job, as executive director of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program in Duluth Minnesota, is to convince them that equality and non-violence is a better path.

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“I Am Unstoppable” – How An Afghan Student is Persevering for Her Education

“I Am Unstoppable” – How An Afghan Student is Persevering for Her Education

Madison Plemens-Schunk, a rising junior at the University of Minnesota and Spring/Summer intern for Global Rights for Women, was able to interview Farzana, a young woman from Afghanistan who fled to Turkey. Having finished her secondary education prior to the Taliban government, she is now uncertain of the future of her education, and the education of all girls in Afghanistan. However, she has not lost hope. 

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Abortion Rights and Survivor Justice

Abortion Rights and Survivor Justice

Having access to abortion allows women to heal from sexual assault. It relieves much worry and stress, and can put the woman in a mindset to begin emotionally healing. Criminalizing women’s healthcare is another example of systemic gender-based violence. Pregnancy is a method for abusers to maintain power over their victims. Not only have women become subject to the scrutiny of the government, but also the surveillance of those abusers that pose the greatest threat to their livelihoods.

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Depp-Heard verdict is a blow to all women

Depp-Heard verdict is a blow to all women

The verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard is a devastating blow to victims of violence and all women. Amber Heard has lost in one of the most publicized trials concerning domestic abuse that this country has ever seen.

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New Staff Members!

New Staff Members!

We are thrilled to welcome four new employees to the the Global Rights for Women team! Combined, they bring in over 50 years of extensive human rights experience. We are so grateful to have them join us.

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