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Plastics as Gender-Based Violence

Plastics as Gender-Based Violence

By Sophia Kulow For much of the public, it is common to associate gender-based violence with only physical violence or visible discrimination against women and girls. However, slow violence, characterized as gradual and not necessarily visible, can be just as...
Systemic Advocacy in the Philippines

Systemic Advocacy in the Philippines

By Laura Williams I’m convinced that our work in the Philippines will be a force multiplier for ending gender-based violence because of the energy, optimism and commitment we are seeing among the local activists as they make the shift from individual to systemic...
Survivor Voices Drive Sexual Assault Law Change in Japan

Survivor Voices Drive Sexual Assault Law Change in Japan

By Sophia Kulow Japan’s Cabinet recently approved a bill that would acknowledge sexual violence even without physical violence or coercion,while also raising the age of consent from 13 to 16. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using...
New Domestic Violence Support Network in India

New Domestic Violence Support Network in India

  New Domestic Violence Support Network in India By Patricia Cumbie, Communications Manager November 6, 2020 On a recent evening in Maharashtra, India, a group of women from the community met to envision new solutions to a very old problem: gender based violence....