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Systemic Advocacy in the Philippines

Systemic Advocacy in the Philippines

GRW travelled to Manila for our first in-person session with advocates on how to identify gaps between what survivors need and what institutions/systems provide and to understand the forces that shape the everyday challenges faced by police, healthcare and legal institutions.

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Healthy Fatherhood is Shifting Social Norms Toward Equality

Healthy Fatherhood is Shifting Social Norms Toward Equality

Shifting social norms to change entrenched beliefs about women as less-than or somehow deserving of mistreatment is work for all of us to take on. Fathers, especially, have a role to play modeling healthy approaches to masculinity, including practicing gender equality.

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Survivor Voices Drive Sexual Assault Law Change in Japan

Survivor Voices Drive Sexual Assault Law Change in Japan

Over the past decade, more women in Japan have publicly spoken out against perpetrators who have not been held accountable for their sexually violent acts. Through dedication, Japan’s Cabinet heeded pressure to approve a bill that would acknowledge sexual violence even without physical violence or coercion present this past March.

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Conflict Zones Act As Gender-Based Violence Hotspots

Conflict Zones Act As Gender-Based Violence Hotspots

When media reports on conflict zones, the gender-based violence that occurs in these areas is often left out in favor of military action. The reality is that conflict zones are hotspots for sexual violence among girls and women, and gender-based violence is used as a weapon of war. 

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The Northern Triangle: Fighting for Women’s Recognition

The Northern Triangle: Fighting for Women’s Recognition

In early February of this year, Biden urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the challenge against ending the expulsion policy of Title 42. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump Administration used the expulsion policy as a way to override immigration law. This meant that migrants were not allowed to apply for asylum if they had entered the U.S. as undocumented, sending refugees and families away from the Southern border. However, in 2022, the Northern Triangle, a region consisting of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, saw a noticeable rise in migrants seeking refuge, especially women and children migrants.

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