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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 ...

News Releases

"If I Had Only Known" - Abuse Project Engages Newcomer Communities
2011-03-04
Family Service Toronto
Family Service Toronto has chosen the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2011) to launch a series of publications for its If I Had Only Known project - a groundbreaking initiativ...
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
2009-11-25
IFEX
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
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
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...
IFJ Marks on 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
2014-12-04
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has marked 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which this year is focused on workplace violence in the...
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
2010-01-03
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa
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.
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza
2009-06-30
Human Rights Watch
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 army raids on Bil'in village
2009-07-09
Tadamon
Israeli army forces are launching night-time military raids on Bil'in village in Palestine. Military raids launched by Israeli forces in Palestine in parallel to court case in Canada.
Sources welcomes Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
2009-01-23
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is a Canadian-based institution dedicated to making international peace operations more effective through research, education and training, and capacity developme...
Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
2015-10-27
Reporters Without Borders
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...

Sources Select Resources

Afghan Young Women Protest Killing Women
Article
2012
Cryptome
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...
Close to a Thousand Nigerian Girls Freed, Many Malnourished or Pregnant
Vives,Lisa
Article
Inter Press Service
Thousands of Nigerian former hostages are liberated, a large number of them were malnourished or pregnant.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Criminalizing First-Graders
Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
Article
2010
CounterPunch
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
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
Why are some men violent?
Daughters of India Violated and Abused
A Woman's Lot
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
Feminist Resistance in Serbia
Hughes, Donna M.; Mladjenovic, Lepa; Mrsevic, Zorica
Article
1995
European Journal of Women’s Studies
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.
Global report launched on violence and harassment against women in the news media
Article
2014
International News Safety Institute
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).
Guatemala: Murders of Women Recall Counterinsurgency Techniques
Article
2009
Inter Press Service
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
Alternative Information Center
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...
The 'Honor' Killing of Aqsa Parvez
Article
2008
Workers Vanguard
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
CounterCurrents
What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
Sources News Release
Article
2009
IFEX
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
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
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...
India is taking acid attacks more seriously
Lakshmi, Rama
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Women campaign for courts and public to take notice of impact of devastating assaults.
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa
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.
ISIS Slave Market Puts Women and Girls on Same List as Cattle
Ensler, Eve
Article
2015
La Repubblica
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...
One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else - And It's Not the NFL
Bianco, Marcie
Article
2014
mic.com
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.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
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...
Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified
Article
2014
Counter Current News
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...
Reporting Gender Based Violence
A Handbook for Journalists
Article
2009
Inter Press Service (IPS)
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...
The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists
Wolfe, Lauren
Article
2011
Committee to Protect Journalists
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...
Stones Aimed at Us
An Overview of the Discourse and Strategies of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign
Article
2010
Violence Is Not Our Culture / Shadi Sadr / Stop Stoning Forever
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
Violence is Not our Culture / Justice for Iran
This report locates where the punishment of stoning still exists, either through judicial or extrajudicial methods.
Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
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...
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children
Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
CounterPunch
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
International Humanist and Ethical Union
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...
The War on Women--And Us All
Against The Current vol. 158
The Editors
Article
2012
Against The Current
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...
Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
Radical Digressions
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...

Sources Bookshelf

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...

Media

Canadian Woman Studies
A feminist quarterly that makes current writing and research on a variety of feminist topics accessible to the largest possible community of women.


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