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 2018-01-17 21:37 

Washington Times

Tonya Harding celebrated in Hollywood despite anti-assault movement...

Tonya Harding, the former figure skater best known for the plot to kneecap her rival Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics, has become the darling of Hollywood at a time the movie industry is grappling with violence against women. Thanks in large...

 2018-01-16 01:41 

New Indian Express

[ Kerala ]

Girl's murder: Death for prime accused...

The Special Court considering atrocities and sexual violence against women and children on Monday awarded death penalty to Rajith of Aikaranadu, the prime accused in the murder of a four-and-a-half-ye...

 2018-01-15 12:01 

The Telegraph

New domestic abuse laws could underestimate violence against women, academic warns...

New rules for recording domestic violence could lead to cuts for women's refuges as female victims are underestimated, a leading academic has warned....

 2018-01-12 13:01 

ANSA

Violence against women claimed 113 lives in 2017 - NGO...

The SOS Stalking association said Friday that violence against women claimed 113 lives in 2017. ANSA...

 2018-01-12 10:49 

Hindustan Times

Plot twist: Popular classic opera gets a new ending to protest violence against women...

In the classic opera, Carmen, first performed in Paris in 1875, the feisty gypsy Carmen is murdered by Don Jose in a fit of jealousy. But a different, bold ending has been introduced in a new production....

 2018-01-12 07:39 

The Mainichi

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest...

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain -- thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women....

 2018-01-11 19:49 

VOA

Malawi Police Seek Rapper for Questioning Over 'Rape' Song...

In Malawi, police tell VOA they have issued an arrest warrant for a budding local hip-hop artist behind a new song rights activists say promotes violence against women. The title of the song is "Rape," and the government censorship board is also r...

 2018-01-11 17:02 

WSYM

[ Lansing ]

Twitter, Trump, and sexual assault: A call to men for action...

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men to condemn violence against women,......

 2018-01-11 16:26 

Breitbart.com

#MeToo Goes to the Opera: 'Carmen' Ending Reversed to Show Heroine Killing Male Attacker...

Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women....

 2018-01-11 14:53 

CTV News

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest...

Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain -- thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women....

 2018-01-11 12:02 

Washington Post

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest...

Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe its time to say enough to violence against women....

 2018-01-11 10:23 

Washington Times

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest...

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain - thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. The production of "Carmen...

 2018-01-10 21:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

For the first time, rapists may face 30 years in jail in Somaliland...

Somaliland has passed its first law against rape, in a bid by the government of the breakaway region to crack down on violence against women....

 2018-01-10 15:25 

Reuters

For the first time, rapists may face 30 years in jail in Somaliland...

By Nita BhallaNAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somaliland has passed its first law against rape, in a bid by the new government of the breakaway region to crack down on violence against women, a senior official said on Wednesday.Rape is not a crimin...

 2018-01-09 17:48 

The Huffington Post

In the words of Marai Larasi: "If we are to end violence against women and girls, we need to create seismic shifts across our social norms."...

Cross-posted by UN Women Marai Larasi is the Executive Director of Imkaan, a black and minority ethnic womens organization working to respond to a......

 2018-01-09 16:23 

The Huffington Post

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, youth harness the power of tech to combat violence against women and girls...

Cross-posted by UN Women A 48-hour Hackathon in Sarajevo brought gender and tech experts together with youth from all around the country to genera......

 2018-01-08 16:42 

The Huffington Post

There Were Some Important People Wrongly Excluded by the Golden Globes...

The Golden Globes were awash in black last night, as men and women protested not only for equal pay, but against sexual violence against women. However, ......

 2018-01-08 05:00 

EurekAlert

Twitter, Trump and sexual assault: A call to men for action...

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men to condemn violence against women, finds a first-of-its-kind study by Michigan State Univer...

 2018-01-08 03:15 

Washington Post

'Hollywood Handmaids' protest outside Golden Globes...

A group of women entertainment industry workers wore costumes from the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale on Jan. 7 outside the Golden Globes to call for the end of harassment and violence against women....

 2018-01-07 23:20 

ABC Australia

[ Just In ]

Violence against women in PNG an 'emergency': Human Rights Watch...

The Papua New Guinea government is failing to protect victims of family violence, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch....

 2018-01-06 19:55 

Jakarta Post

PKS lawmaker reported to women's commission...

Zulkieflimansyah, a House of Representatives member from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), has been reported to the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) by a woman claiming to be his fourth wife....

 2018-01-06 19:34 

Euronews

Carmen gets a makeover to highlight violence against women...

Bizet's world famous opera has been reimagined with a different ending in stand against domestic violence and abuse against women...

 2018-01-05 16:40 

ctpost.com

Sacred Heart University gets grant to reduce sexual assaults...

FAIRFIELD - Sacred Heart University has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to reduce domestic violence, date violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus.The money will be used to enhance vict...

 2018-01-04 19:41 

KWKT

[ FOX Central Texas ]

Man indicted for violence against women...

A McLennan County Grand jury has returned multiple indictments against a 55-year-old man accusing him of multiple instances of violence against women....

 2018-01-04 11:22 

Malay Mail Online

Opera 'Carmen' gets new ending to stop violence against women...

LONDON, Jan 4 After more than 140 years of being stabbed to death on stage, the gypsy heroine of the opera Carmen gets her own revenge in a new Italian production shooting her thwarted lover instead.The globally popular opera by French...

 2018-01-04 10:03 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Here's the Key to Eliminating Gender-Based Violence...

The sad truth: violence against women is a growing problem worldwide. According to UN Women, an estimated 35 percent of women experience either physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, over 15,000 VAW case...

 2018-01-03 21:00 

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House tenor rejects 'in your face' sexual violence against women on stage...

A Royal Opera House tenor has told how he has "resisted" demands to perform sexually violent scenes on stage, as he argues the treatment of women in productions should better reflect the modern world....

 2018-01-03 18:40 

Reuters

Opera 'Carmen' gets new ending to stop violence against women...

By Varsha SaraogiLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After more than 140 years of being stabbed to death on stage, the gypsy heroine of the opera ...

 2018-01-02 17:00 

The Times

New 'Carmen' speaks up for Italy's battered women...

An Italian theatre director has rewritten the finale of Bizets Carmen to enlist the tragic heroine in a campaign to prevent violence against women, a social problem that cost more than a hundred......

 2018-01-02 17:00 

The Times

Modern Carmen grabs her gun as defender of Italy's battered women...

An Italian theatre director has rewritten the finale of Bizets Carmen to enlist the tragic heroine in a campaign to prevent violence against women, a social problem that cost more than a hundred......

 2017-12-31 15:00 

Crooks and Liars

2017 Crookie Awards: Joe Barton (Even With His Clothes On)...

If a constituent asks you to work on a bill that will diminish violence against women, and you wind up telling another constituent during your answer to "shut up".... ...then you are Congressman Joe Barton of Texas. You might recall that Joe Barto...

 2017-12-30 17:30 

Salon

Ties that bind: Sexual assault, gender and 21st-century capitalism...

Our economic system, patriarchy, and violence against women are not separable phenomena...

 2017-12-27 20:02 

The Huffington Post

During daily routine, violence against women and girls all-too common...

By: Dr. Jo Anne Lyon and Haley Clark If youve been following the news lately, then youd know that the floodgates have been opened on the issue o......

 2017-12-27 05:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Vigil highlights reach of gender-based violence...

The murder of Rebecca Dykes this month turned a spotlight on to male violence against women in Lebanon, with activists noting that the crime was not an isolated incident in the country where gender-based violence is widely underreported....

 2017-12-26 17:07 

VOA

Social Media is Latest Tool Against Gender Violence in Nigeria...

Amadi Onyekachi says she was sexually assaulted by a Nigerian police officer in mid-October. Initially, she felt she would never get justice because there was "no way" she would report the incident to local police.Instead Onyekachi took to Instagr...

 2017-12-26 10:50 

MehrNews.com

Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women...

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue....

 2017-12-25 23:40 

The Telegraph

Today guest editor Tamara Rojo: 'Ballet has to tackle its issue with depicting violence against women'...

Listen to Radio 4's Today programme this morning, and you might be surprised by how much of it is devoted to championing the arts....

 2017-12-25 12:26 

The Guardian

Family of UK diplomat murdered in Beirut launch charity fund...

Foundation established to continue Rebecca Dykess work supporting refugees, with focus on preventing violence against women...

 2017-12-25 10:52 

The Huffington Post

This Is Why Violence against Women Is Everybody's Problem...

According to a study published by UN Women, It is estimated that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate p......

 2017-12-24 17:41 

Jakarta Post

Violence against women, children still rampant in Yogyakarta...

A womens rights group has said that the number of cases of violence against women and children in Yogyakarta remains alarming....

 2017-12-23 22:02 

Deutsche Welle

Lebanon holds candle-lit vigil for four murdered women...

Dozens of people have gathered in Beirut to denounce violence against women after four murders in less than a week. One of them was a British embassy worker allegedly killed by an Uber driver....

 2017-12-23 20:00 

France 24

Lebanese hold candle-lit vigil for murdered women...

Dozens of people gathered with candles on Saturday in Beirut to denounce violence against women after at least three were murdered in Lebanon in less than a week. The victims included British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, whom an Uber driver admitted to k...

 2017-12-23 19:50 

The Daily Mail

Lebanese hold candle-lit vigil for murdered women...

Dozens of people gathered with candles on Saturday in Beirut to denounce violence against women after at least three were murdered in Lebanon in less than a......

 2017-12-21 16:56 

The Daily Mail

Jewelry featuring bullets fights violence against women...

Gina Raphaela, originally a fine artist, makes 'wearable art' with real bullets to fight violence against women and highlight the issue of hate crimes in America....

 2017-12-20 03:01 

Daily Kos

In past 10 years, 74 percent of extremist-related killings were perpetrated by right-wing extremists...

The reality of white supremacy in our country is violence: Violence against people of color, violence against women, violence against anyone or anything that threatens white supremacy. Having a white supremacist in office and the majority of elected offic...

 2017-12-19 17:10 

Raw Story

'Silicon Valley' actor TJ Miller accused of punching and choking college girlfriend in brutal rape...

Actor T.J. Miller is the latest in a long line of Hollywood stars and movie mogul who have been accused of sexual assault and violence against women. Miller, who plays a notorious villain on HBO's "Silicon Valley," has been dogged with accusat...

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