Violence against Women & Children

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Afghan Young Women Protest Killing Women
Article
2012
Afghan Young Women for Change (YWC) activists, holding placards which read 'where is justice?', take part in a protest denouncing violence against women in Afghanistan in Kabul on April 14, 2012. Some...
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
Apartheid's Violence Against Children
International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAFSA)
Book
1987
This text is the General Working Document of the International Conference on Children, Repression and the Law in Apartheid South Africa, held in Harare, 24-27 September 1987. It shows how apartheid af...
Battered Women: How to Use the Law
Article
1978
As stated in the introduction, "This pamphlet gives information on what to do when you are being threatened or beat up by your husband or boyfriend."
Black Women's Narratives of Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction
Wilson, Carla
Article
2005
Anyone who has ever wondered how black people managed to struggle and survive the hideous tortures meted out during slavery and afterward would gain from reading these books. They offer inspiration to...
Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
Call Me Kuchu
Zouhall-Worrall, Malika; Fairfax, Katherine
Film/Video
2012
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while ...
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Chronicle of a death online: Hate campaign from Muslim fundamentalist groups from Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and West Asia against a Muslim woman writer
Kannan, Sundaram
Article
2015
The case of Tamil Nadu journalist who was victim of online 'rape' and 'murder', perpetuated by Muslim fundamentalists.
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
Article
2009
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
The Crimewave That Shames The World
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'.
Criminalizing First-Graders: Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
Article
2010
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Dances with Guilt: Looking at Men Looking at Violence
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
Why are some men violent?
Daughters of India Violated and Abused : A Woman's Lot
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Female Well-Being: Toward a global theory of social change
Billson, Janet Mancini; Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (eds.)
Book
2005
Feminist Resistance in Serbia
Hughes, Donna M.; Mladjenovic, Lepa; Mrsevic, Zorica
Article
1995
Describes the conditions and factors influencing women’s lives in Serbia in 1995, and the ways women have organised to resist violence and assist one another.
Force-Feeding a Suffragette
Pankhurst, Sylvia
Article
1915
A description of the brutal force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes in England.
Guatemala: Murders of Women Recall Counterinsurgency Techniques
Article
2009
The worst waves of brutal, unsolved murders of women in Latin America have been seen in Ciudad Juarez, on Mexico's northern border, where close to 400 killings have been reported since 1993, and Guate...
Guernica Written With the Hands and Hearts of Children
Article
2009
The keynote speaker at the launch of the exhibition Gaza's childrens' paintings, referred to the paintings as 'a toxic cargo of beautiful but unwelcome images which it is necessary that we see and ack...
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Kristof, Nicholas D; WuDunn, Sheryl
Book
2009
Describes the health and situation of women worldwide by investigating issues such as rampant gendercide in the developing world and gender discrimation in the labour force. The authors aim to bring a...
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Eltahawy, Mona
Book
2015
A condemnation of the repressive political, cultural, and religious forces that reduce millions of women to second-class citizens.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution: Book Review
Aspden, Rachel
Book
2015
One afternoon earlier this year, I stepped into the carriage of a Cairo metro train. I was on the way home from interviewing female students - all of them devout, veiled Muslims - who had been snatche...
Healing Images
Article
1990
A month-long art exhibition/symposium to be held in Toronto from November 9 to December 19, 1990.
Health care and children in crisis in Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul-Qadir, Reem
Article
2007
These days one hears a lot about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, adults who have been specifically trained for warfare, who are nevertheless traumatized by the experience of seeing comrades injured ...
The 'Honor' Killing of Aqsa Parvez
Article
2008
Feminists and reformist left have for the most part met the spate of 'honour' killings within Canada with disgraceful silence.
How To Make India Safer For Women
Flower, Merlin
Article
2013
What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
In Remembrance of Things Lost
Kysia, Ramzi
Article
2012
It’s astonishing that I actually have to make an argument (and a losing one at that) against murdering children, but this is the reality we ourselves have given birth to.
In Uganda, Rioters Strip Women Wearing Trousers
Harshbarger, Rebecca
Article
2009
Rioters attacked and stripped about 20 Ugandan women who were wearing trousers last week during deadly riots in Kampala. The humiliations were part of a major confrontation between a traditional kingd...
India is taking acid attacks more seriously
Lakshmi, Rama
Article
2013
Women campaign for courts and public to take notice of impact of devastating assaults.
ISIS Slave Market Puts Women and Girls on Same List as Cattle
Ensler, Eve
Article
2015
I am thinking of the price list leaked out from the ISIS Sex Slave Market that included women and girls on the same list as cattle. ISIS needed to impose price controls as they were worried about a do...
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Israeli guards 'humiliated inmates'
Article
2009
A group of female former Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails have accused prison guards of subjecting them to intrusive and degrading treatment.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Maze of Injustice: The failutre to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA
Article
2007
More than one in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Most do not seek justice because they know they will be met with inaction or indifference. Ind...
The Murdered Women of Juarez: Trails of Impunity
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2011
The murder of young women, often raped and tortured has brought international infamy to Cuidad Juarez.
The myth of Israeli morality
Andoni, Lamis
Article
2010
Israel has consistently reacted with repression or even extreme violence to cultural and political manifestations of Palestinian identity.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else - And It's Not the NFL
Bianco, Marcie
Article
2014
In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population -- from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide.
One in five Israelis lives in poverty
Mason, Barry
Article
2014
With just over 8 million people, Israel has over 1.7 million, more than 20 percent of the population, living below the poverty line, according to the latest report issued by the National Insurance Ins...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Palestinian Women Suffer as Israel Violates CEDAW
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2009
Palestinian women continue to suffer abuse and denial of basic human rights at the hands of Israeli settlers and soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified
Article
2014
The mother of an 8-year-old Native American girl is suing police who maintain that they were justified in using a taser on the child. The family lives in Pierre, South Dakota and belong to the Rosebud...
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
A Record of Resistance: Against The Current vol. 121
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Ou...
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Report Confirms Gang Rapes at Canadian-Controlled PNG Mine
Lunt, Andrea
Article
2011
One of the world's largest mining organisations, Barrick Gold, is in damage control this week following the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report outlining longstanding incidents of sexual and ...
Reporting Gender Based Violence: A Handbook for Journalists
Article
2009
Violence Against Women has presented particular challenges to the media and to society because of the way it has been consigned to the "private" sphere -- dampening public discussion and stifling medi...
Saving Face
Film/Video
2011
Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 people attacked with acid -- the majority women. Many more go unreported. This documentary Saving Face is the story of two survivors of such attacks — th...
Shot in the Head: Gabrielle Giffords, Tom Hurndall and Palestinian Children
Weir, Alison
Article
2011
In the past 10 years Israeli forces have killed at least 255 Palestinian minors by fire to the head, and the number may actually be greater, since in many instances the specific bodily location of the...
The Social Organization of Family Violence: An Ethnography of Immigrant Experience in Vancouver
Article
1978
This study examines the social organization of wife battering among immigrant families in Vancouver. The focus is immigrant women's experience of being battered, and how this experience is located wit...
State-Sponsored Violence Against Women: Against The Current vol. 121
Cervera, Julia Perez
Article
2006
The words of Latin American women continue to have no value to those who legislate, govern and administer justice. The permissiveness and omissions of state laws, institutions and functionaries in res...
Stones Aimed at Us: An Overview of the Discourse and Strategies of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign
Article
2010
This report provides an overview of the discourses around stoning in Iran, and the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign.
Stoning in Muslim Contexts: A Mapping Report
Article
2012
This report locates where the punishment of stoning still exists, either through judicial or extrajudicial methods.
Strip-Searching Children: Humiliation and Child Abuse at Israeli Checkpoints
Weir, Alison
Article
2007
Israeli officials have been regularly strip-searching children for decades.
Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution
Rebick, Judy
Book
2005
Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children: Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2007
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why ‘improper’ or ‘bad’ v...
Violence Today: Actually Existing Barbarism
Panich, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2008
Looks at violence in many contexts: violence by men against women, violence by the state in inner cities, prisons, politically motivated violence and terror and the superabundance of weapons. Reflecti...
The War on Women--And Us All: Against The Current vol. 158
The Editors
Article
2012
The war on women’s reproductive rights is being fought in the U.S. Congress, in state legislatures and in the courts, and played out in the media. This war seeks to restrict women’s ability to control...
Who Cares?
Dransfeld, Rosie
Film/Video
2012
Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with...
Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
History gives us numerous examples of social movements which come, over time, to adopt positions directly opposed to the principles on which they were founded. It appears this has happened to the 'fem...
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
Article
2008
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...
Women's rights: What have men got to do with it?: New Internationalist November 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at the relations between men and women dealing with equality.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Peace Alliance
The Canadian Peace Alliance is the largest umbrella peace organization in Canada. Founded in 1985, the Canadian Peace Alliance has 150 groups and promotes concerted action towards disarmament, demil...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
Feminist.com
News, resources, links to activist pages dealing with women's rights and equality. Articles, speeches, documents. Classified ads.
Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women
An international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
METRAC (The Metro Action Committee on Public Violence )
Promotes the rights of women and children to live free from violence and threats of violence.
Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
White Ribbon Campaign
A campaign that encourages men to wear a white ribbon on December 6 to remember the Montreal massacre and to show their opposition to all types of violence by men against women.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Council of Europe
Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. The Council ha...
Family Service Toronto
FST is a non-profit social service agency offering a wide range of counselling and support programs in 13 locations across the City of Toronto. Since 1914, FST has been assisting individuals, families and communities through couns...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...

Sources Library

Close to a Thousand Nigerian Girls Freed, Many Malnourished or Pregnant
Vives,Lisa
Thousands of Nigerian former hostages are liberated, a large number of them were malnourished or pregnant.
Global report launched on violence and harassment against women in the news media
2014
The core findings of a joint report on violence and harassment against women in the news media by INSI and the International Women's Media Foundtaion (IWMF).
Hundreds of Scottish Orphanage Children Allegedly Buried in Mass Grave
High infant mortality rate and allegations of abuse raise suspicions of Smyllum Park in Lanark, once run by Catholic nuns
Bowcott, Owen
2017
The Scottish child abuse inquiry is to investigate claims that the bodies of at least 400 children from an orphanage once run by Catholic nuns are buried in an unmarked mass grave.The Smyllum Park orp...
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
Sources News Release
2009
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Condemns Strip Humiliation of Women Journalists in Sierra Leone
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists strongly condemns the humiliating and degrading treatment suffered by four women journalists who were stripped naked in public in Sierra Leone while coverin...
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
Sources News Release
2010
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa has launched a new handbook for reporters to support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence beyond 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children.
The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists
Wolfe, Lauren
2011
Few cases of sexual assault against journalists have ever been documented, a product of powerful cultural and professional stigmas. But now dozens of journalists are coming forward to say they have be...
Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls o...

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Education Wife Assault
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983