Forty Women killed in Oct ’17 in Turkey: Anti Femicide Report

At least forty women were killed while thirty-two children were subjected to sexual abuse in October 2017, a report by We Will Stop Femicide Platform says.

Twenty-eight women were killed at their homes, mostly by their male partners or family members. Three women were from Syria and one was German.

Istanbul is leading the gender-related violence tables in all categories while Antalya, Aydın, Adana, Antep, Tekirdag, Manisa and Yozgat follows.

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Blaming Women Victims: gaming.. rape.. ‘sexodus’

We say: “No more rape!”                                                                                         And they say: “What? no more sex? Why, that’s unworkable, that’s prudish, that’s man-hating!”

Femicides in Brazil Hit Civil War Proportions

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 2013 (IPS) – The number of femicides – gender-related murders – in Brazil has reached civil war-like proportions. In just 10 years 40,000 women were killed in this country merely for being women.

Every year, between Nov. 25 and Dec. 10, the international community and women’s rights groups organise 16 days of activism against gender violence. Continue reading “Femicides in Brazil Hit Civil War Proportions”

STOP billions of attacks on Women: Campaign against Gender Violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November

“Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. […] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal.” Ban Ki-moon.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. In some countries, up to 7 in 10 women will be beaten, raped, abused or mutilated in their lifetimes. To raise awareness and trigger action to end this global phenomenon, International


Join the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women
Eve Ensler is urging us all to take part in a global day of action next Vlentine’s Day. People from 161 countries already have. Let’s join them
It is perhaps no surprise that it took an American and an unusually global one at that, to come up with this scheme. Eve Ensler, a writer and activist who founded a movement with a play about the vagina and launched V-Day, an international day of action to end violence against women, is aiming big. She wants to mark the day’s 15th anniversary in 2013 with a far larger project to get a billion of us to leave our homes, our workplaces, whatever we are doing, and dance. Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria.

Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), and the ensuing 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence are commemorated every year around the world. Continue reading “STOP billions of attacks on Women: Campaign against Gender Violence”

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