Violence Against Women

Strangers Have Donated Thousands For Teen Attacked For Wearing A Bikini

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Strangers have raised thousands of pounds for a girl beaten with a brass poll just for wearing a bikini. The horrific moment Jessica Byrnes-Laird w...

Young Domestic Violence Victim Encourages Others To Seek Help

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Kate Friday's boyfriend began to send her rude and hurtful text messages, she didn't identify his dominating behaviour as domestic abuse. It w...

Domestic Violence Victim Shares Heartbreaking Video To Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A domestic violence victim has bravely shared her story on social media to show the reality of living in a violent relationship. Emma Murphy, a 26-...

Women at the Forefront of Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Need Our Support

Jenny Ricks | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jenny Ricks

This is action that cannot afford to wait. We cannot afford to miss this moment. If we do, women and girls will continue to pay with their bodies, their choices, their opportunities and their lives for generations to come.

The UN Special Rapporteur Is Right

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Karen Ingala Smith

The UK's lack of "a consistent and coherent approach to tackling violence against women" has been criticised in an official report by the UN special rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo.

Against FGM:The Gutsy and Determined Girls Standing Up for Their Rights

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

I interviewed girls and young women who ran through wastelands climbing trees to hide from wild animals, who survived by eating shrubs and even dirt in order to escape. But, why am I talking about this now? Well, it's what's called the 'the cutting season'.

This Report Proves Violence Against Women Is A Global 'Epidemic'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the rising popularity of feminism and increasing cultural focus on gender equality, violence against women is still an undeniable issue worldw...

Crime Surveys Are Masking the Scale of Domestic Violence - And the Numbers Matter

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

The numbers matter. Without clear and accurate data, women's experiences of violence are written out of the story on British crime, and policy decisions on how to respond to domestic violence are made based on only half of the picture. How do we develop appropriate and effective responses to a crime we do not fully understand? We need to get to the bottom of why in 2015 thousands of women and children are still being traumatised and brutalised in their own homes. We need to understand why women and children are still being killed and killing themselves to escape domestic violence.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament!

Frances Scott | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?

My Visit to Sierra Leone on the Eve of Ebola

Angela Rippon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Angela Rippon

In November, Sierra Leone was reporting 550 new cases of ebola every week. Today the number has slowed to seven new cases a week. Just a few weeks ago, the schools reopened. But there is still a long road ahead for Sierra Leone, and the brave women of West Africa who have already endured so much. I hope that next spring these tragic times will all be in the past, and Sierra Leone's future will once again look bright.

First Domestic Violence Safe House Opens For Women Over 45

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The country's first safe house for domestic violence victims over the age of 45 has opened. Eva Women's Aid, based in Redcar, Teesside - which has ...

#BlameOneNotAll: I Want a Nobel Peace Prize for Not Kicking Random Men in the Goolies

Louise Pennington | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Rather than spending the next 40 years holding ticker tape parades and award ceremonies for every single woman who did not commit an act of violence in the last 24 hours, we could just point out the #BlameOneNotAll campaign, created by media company Mintified, is just another pile of misogynistic drivel

The Story of Mia And The Women Peacemakers

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

100 years ago, Germany's first female jurist, a former actress named Anita Augspurg, organised a 1,200-strong international women's congress in The Hague delivering a simple message to world leaders: no more war.

Rape Campaign #ThisDoesntMeanYes Wants To End Victim Blaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a woman wears a short skirt or flirts with a man, it does not mean she's saying "yes" to sex. New campaign #ThisDoesn'tMeanYes aims to highlig...

Student President Petitioned To Resign After 'Slapping Woman' Twice On Drunken Night Out

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

*Trigger Warning: Violence Against Women* Loughborough University's incoming student president has been urged to resign after it was revealed he wa...

Ending Male Violence- Wearing a Ribbon is Not Enough but It's a Start

Chris Green | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Chris Green

25,000 men have signed a pledge "Never to Commit, Excuse or Remain Silent about Violence against Women"- of course it should be 20 million , but it's a start, and we have 150 grassroots Ambassadors promoting discussions of the issues across the UK.

Do Madonna's Comments on Rape Portray Our Societies' Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women?

Becky Hopper | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Madonna recently opened up on Sirius XM's Howard Stern Show about her first years living in New York. She bravely told her story of being raped in the city before she became the superstar she is today..

I'm Happy to Lean In - But First, I Need a Seat at the Table

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

For centuries, we've been stuck with the status quo: in the corporate world, in international affairs, in education, sports, media and everything in-between. The present state of affairs is very evidently not working, and yet it endures. It's time to start saying, loudly, "this isn't good enough anymore."

Women's Voices and the Rising Tide of Violence

Scilla Elworthy | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Scilla Elworthy

Throughout the patriarchal era, the voice of woman has been silenced. It is barely audible now. It is surely time for women of every nation, religion and ethnic group to say: "Enough is enough! There must be an end to this ongoing slaughter, rape and suffering. Together, we can and must end it."

It's Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

If we look at the headlines or the latest horrifying YouTube clip, International Women's Day may seem a bad time to celebrate equality for women. But alongside the stories of extraordinary atrocity and everyday violence lies another reality, one where more girls are in school and more are earning qualifications than ever before; where maternal mortality is at an all-time low; where more women are in leadership positions, and where women are increasingly standing up, speaking out and demanding action.

New Rules for Women on the Rise

Ozioma | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ozioma

It is only by questioning and exploring what's already been done, and looking at opportunities for more effective, sustainable solutions to our individual and collective challenges that we can loosen the grip antiquated models have on our current reality.

On International Women's Day Enough Is Enough

Meg Munn | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

In the words of Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women - "Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation we face globally, whether in times of peace, conflict or post-conflict transition". We cannot allow this to go on any longer.

Powerful Domestic Violence Campaign Features #TheDress

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Salvation Army have released a powerful domestic violence advert featuring #TheDress that sent the internet into meltdown last week. "Why is it...

#girlhero: The Story of a Girl Fighting for Education

Payal Dalal | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Payal Dalal

The grades of the some of the students have improved and, despite the challenge of talking to boys about their violent behaviour, Evelyn's persistence has changed the attitudes and actions of many of the boys she speaks to.

Garden Variety Creepiness - Romantic Heroes or Abusive Men

Tom Meagher | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Meagher

n Fifty Shades, we see the egregious result of every Hollywood 'ending as beginning' in a way that still lionises the abuser. Hollywood's classic arc is to portray a controlling man only up to the point where he 'gets' the girl.