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Domestic violence campaigners call for boycott of Fifty Shades of Grey film

Posted by Artemis on February 10, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Using the #50dollarsnot50shades hashtag, the campaigners ask that people spend their money on women’s shelters rather than a trip to see the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Posted by Artemis on February 6, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 February

In Mauritania, the National Association of Midwives has publicly declared their opposition to FGM and their pledge to abandon the practice in the communities they serve. Pho...

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Twice the struggle for Syrian refugee women

Posted by Artemis on February 3, 2015 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)


While life is difficult for all refugees escaping the ongoing violence in Syria, it is particularly harsh for the women and children. Women have to face new traumas after becoming refugees while they still...

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Sexual Violence Against Women - Understanding Sexual Violence

Posted by Artemis on January 27, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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Posted: 05/11/2014 15:36 GMT Updated: 11/11/2014 10:59 GMT

Part One: Understanding Sexual Violence


On Anti-Slavery Day (October 18th 2014), I decided to write this two-part article series on sexual vio...

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The Man Bible and Male Suicide

Posted by Artemis on January 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Jane Powell

Director of CALM

What struck me when I launched CALM was that a) men, and particularly young men, were seen as the source of so many problems and b) that's a huge amount of effort given over towards trying to moderate their behaviour and...

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Shutting us down: How online misogyny prevents women from fully participating in democracy

Posted by Artemis on January 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)


By Laura Bates/Contributor — October 24, 2013

Laura Bates gave these remarks in the UK Houses of Parliament on Wednesday as part of a gathering of speakers hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

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Women's bodies: Cause of "epidemics and disasters"?

Posted by Artemis on January 5, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Women’s bodies: Cause of ‘epidemics and disasters’?

By Laura Bates/Contributor — March 28, 2013

Her name is Amina. She is a teenage girl. A man in her country, Tunisia, thinks stones should be thrown at her until she dies because she posted a photo...

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Women sold as sex slaves in Islamic State markets, says UN official

Posted by Artemis on December 30, 2014 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)


UN's Valerie Amos says the number of women in Syria facing sexual slavery and forced marriage is on the rise.

Yazidi refugees flee for their lives ...

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