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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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Working with masculinities

Posted by Artemis on December 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Gender equality will make the world kinder, less violent, and less demanding for men as well.

For the third year in a row, on Valentine’s Day when many ...

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After spate of attacks, women in India question safety

Posted by Artemis on December 16, 2014 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Narinder Nanu / AFP - Getty Images, file

Indian students holds placards as they shout-slogans during an anti-rape rally in New Delhi during a protest in Dec...

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'Nirbhaya,' victim of India gang rape fought for justice

Posted by Artemis on December 9, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)


By Samantha Bresnahan, Sumnima Udas, and Ram Ramgopal, CNN

December 16, 2013 -- Updated 0222 GMT (1022 HKT)


Editor's note: The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in India one year ago has become a defining case...

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Nepal's menstrual exiles

Posted by Artemis on December 2, 2014 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)


In parts of rural Nepal, women are forced to isolate themselves in huts or caves during their menstruation period.

Bijoyeta Das Last updated: 10 Feb 2014 10:02

The tradition puts ...

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Posted by Artemis on November 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)


End Violence against Women

Look out for our new 2014 In Focus package coming this Thursday 20 November!

The Issue


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It's a man's world

Posted by Artemis on November 19, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)


101 East

It's a man's world

Can perpetrators of violence against women play a role in preventing it and to what extent can early intervention help?

101 East Last Modified: 08 Mar 2013 19:35

Gang rape hit the headlines last year after the brutal attack of a woman on a bus in India’s capital, Delhi.

But new research suggests that gang rape is a wider ...

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