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    ROME — An article in Thursday’s L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s daily newspaper, calls for gender equity, including rights over “their own bodies” as the only path to overcoming violence toward women. Violence against women “will continue to be a tragic reality,” states the article by Anna Lisa Antonucci, “as long as women’s work is not be paid the same as...
    Fifty years ago I joined what was then known as the women’s liberation movement. I was a member of the Twin Cities Women’s Union and worked with the Women’s School where we offered classes on everything from poetry to childbirth to auto mechanics. I have continued to work for women’s rights ever since. Those early experiences ultimately led to me...
    Tinder, Match and other online dating services are calling on their users to ask their senators to pass the Violence Against Women Act, as the House-approved bill to reauthorize the statute continues to languish in the upper chamber. The online dating services — including Match, Tinder, OkCupid, BLK, Chispa and Plenty of Fish, all of which are part of the company Match Group...
    (CNN)House Democrats plan to introduce a resolution Friday to censure Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for posting a photoshopped anime video to his Twitter and Instagram accounts showing him appearing to kill Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.The House Democrats said Wednesday that "violence against women in politics is a global phenomenon meant to silence women and...
    Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images House Democrats announced on Wednesday that they will introduce a censure resolution against Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ). Gosar tweeted on Sunday an anime video of him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and targeting President Joe Biden. Twitter has since flagged the tweet. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Jim Cooper (D-TN), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Sylva Garcia (D-CA), Veronica Escobar...
    A Netflix producer says she will no longer work for Netflix following the streamer's release of Dave Chappelle's comedy special, The Closer, which she claims includes 'transphobic comments'. Jaclyn Moore, a transwoman, who worked on the show Dear White People for four years as an executive producer and showrunner claims bosses at Netflix are to blame, more so than 48-year-old Chappelle...
    BORIS Johnson has blasted cops for not taking violence against women seriously as the Met Police chief faces calls to quit in the wake of Sarah Everard's murder. The PM said the public were right to feel the cops have been failing women and girls who have faced violence and sexual abuse. 3Boris Johnson has admitted there is...
    London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the police's failure to take violence against women and girls sufficiently seriously as "infuriating," in an interview with British newspaper The Times after the killing of Sarah Everard and more than 100 other women in Britain this year. Everard, 33, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in March by Wayne Couzens, a British...
    MEASURES promised after the murder of Sarah Everard to try to stop further ­violence against women have yet to be implemented — six months on. Boris Johnson pledged “immediate steps” would be taken after Sarah, 33, was killed by an off-duty cop after being kidnapped while walking in South London in March. 2Measures promised after the murder of Sarah Everard...
    SARAH Everard and Sabina Nessa never knew each other (although they lived just a few miles apart in south London) but their names are now bound together in the nation’s memory. Two women, murdered on the streets of Britain. Again. 3Sabina Nessa was killed as she walked through Cator Park 3PC Wayne Couzens pleaded guilty to murdering Sarah Everard...
    Angelina Jolie surprised reporters at the White House on Wednesday by making an unscheduled appearance in the briefing room. Her visit was unannounced and only a handful of reporters were around to capture the moment she posed at Press Secretary Jen Psaki's lectern.  She joked with journalists in the briefing room as they shouted questions about her visit to Washington.  ...
    (CNN)Actress, activist and humanitarian Angelina Jolie visited the White House on Wednesday and met with officials to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece of legislation championed by President Joe Biden. Jolie met with White House press secretary Jen Psaki, communications director Kate Bedingfield and White House Gender Policy Council co-chair Jennifer Klein, a White House official...
    Manchester City made the suspension of the French official, Benjamin Mendy, who will be investigated by the police after being formally charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 27-year-old left-back remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear this Friday before the Chester Magistrates Court (North West England). Also read: Lis Vega drops...
    (CNN)Troops and militias aligned with the Ethiopian government have subjected hundreds of women and girls to sexual violence in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The report details widespread rape and sexual violence carried out by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), the Eritrean Defense Force (EDF), the Amhara Regional Police Special...
    TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis The mayor of the municipality of Bochil, Gildardo Zenteno Moreno was detained by elements of the Ministerial Police for his probable responsibility in the crime of Political Violence against Women for Gender Reason, committed to the detriment of Irene “N”, municipal trustee, Luisa ” N ”multi-member councilor and Sara“ N ”, second councilor of the Bochil City...
    HUNDREDS of people are attending a vigil in memory of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman tonight more than a year after they were murdered. The sisters were killed by Danyal Hussein, 19, in Fryent Country Park, North West London, in a satanic sacrifice, while they were celebrating Bibaa’s birthday. 5The last picture of the sisters alive celebrating Bibaa's birthdayCredit: PA...
    Ankara, TurkeyTurkey officially withdrew on Thursday from an international treaty to prevent violence against women, enacting a decision that drew condemnation from many Turks and Western allies when President Tayyip Erdogan announced it in March.Thousands were set to protest across Turkey, where a court appeal to halt the withdrawal was rejected this week."We will continue our struggle," Canan Gullu, president...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden remains an "advocate" for survivors of sexual assault following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to throw out Bill Cosby’s conviction Wednesday. "The president has long been an advocate for fighting against violence against women," Psaki told reporters. "For ensuring that we are raising the voices and the stories of people who...
    A MUM has slammed a Marks and Spencer advert after they used a picture of a brother pulling his sisters ponytail. The supermarket giant’s campaign image has been blasted by parents as being “offensive on so many fronts”. 4The advert for children's polo shirts showed a little boy pulling a girls plaitCredit: Twitter 4M&S have been slammed for the promotional...
    Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has sparked fury by blaming 'temptation' for sexual violence against women.  It comes just two months after comments he made on sexual violence drew severe backlash.  In April, Khan caused fury when he suggested during a Q&A session that 'vulgarity' was to blame for rising sexual violence, singling out Bollywood, Hollywood, divorce, and the 'sex,...
    For years, Indigenous women have been facing violence at alarmingly high rates. Not only is homicide the third-leading cause of death among Native American women but Native women are also murdered at a 10 times higher rate than the national average, according to the Justice Department. The statistics speak for themselves and multiple members of Congress are now demanding that action...
    'Ending violence and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community demands our continued focus and diligence.' Killings of transgender and gender nonconforming people in 2021 are occurring at a far faster pace than in previous years. The violence has not gone without mention by the White House: President Joe Biden has marked...
    United States Representative Deb Haaland looks on during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Interior Secretary. February 23, 2021.Graeme Jennings/CNP/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Less than a month into her term leading...
    (CNN)For too long in America, Native women and girls have gone missing without a trace, leaving families desperate for answers. Others have been found murdered, yet their cases remain unsolved. Tight-knit communities mourn, holding vigils for those they've lost. Police open cases but are not always able to resolve them. As the senior senators for states that are home to...
    Violence against women is not a new phenomenon. Women across the globe are subject to different forms of violence daily. In the United States alone, more than 77% of women had experienced verbal sexual harassment while at least 51% had been sexually touched without their permission, a report following the #MeToo movement found. These statistics are even greater for marginalized...
    TODAY marks a truly historic moment for the millions of domestic abuse victims across England and Wales. After more than three years of tireless work, the Domestic Abuse Bill will finally get Royal Assent and then becomes law. 3The Domestic Abuse Bill sets out in law for the first time what domestic abuse isCredit: Getty It has taken a huge...
    The data is a glimpse of the far-reaching harm caused by those who perpetrate and enable sexual violence against Black women.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, for every Black woman who reports rape, at least 15 do not, and 1 in 5 Black women are survivors of rape."Black survivors are overrepresented in experiencing harassment and violence. But they also...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Members of Congress laid flowers Sunday at the three massage businesses in Georgia where a gunman killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, and demanded that prosecutors charge the suspect with a hate crime. The congressional delegation included members of the Asian Pacific American Caucus, which said Asian Americans have faced increased hostility since...
    Erdogan announced his country’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the first international treaty to set legally binding standards in around 30 countries to prevent gender-based violence. Hundreds of Turks took to the streets on Saturday, for the second weekend in a row, to protest the president’s decision. DHundreds of Turks took to the streets on Saturday, for the...
    March is supposed to be a good month for women. It’s Women’s History Month, after all, a time to celebrate the oft-forgotten achievements of women and to remind ourselves that we’ve come a long way, baby, but we’ve got a lot further to go. The March 16 killing in Atlanta of seven women and one man, including six women of...
    A fortnight of women has testified to the French police about Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, star presenter of the television news program with the highest audience in the country for 22 years and investigated for alleged rape or sexual assault, reported this Tuesday the public broadcaster France Info. The investigation was launched after writer Florence Porcel She denounced last February...
    Istanbul — Despite cold and rain, anger drove hundreds of Turkish women onto one of Istanbul's busy squares over the weekend to urge Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to withdraw from a European treaty on fighting violence against women.   "We won't shut up, we won't obey" the protesters chanted. Many carried photos of women who have...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for a halt to all violence against Asians and people of Asian descent, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said “the secretary-general is profoundly concerned” about the targeting of Asians during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The world has witnessed horrific deadly attacks, verbal and physical harassment, bullying...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for a halt to all violence against Asians and people of Asian descent, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said “the secretary-general is profoundly concerned” about the targeting of Asians during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The world has witnessed horrific deadly attacks, verbal and physical harassment, bullying...
    WASHINGTON, March 21 (.) – US President Joe Biden on Sunday called Turkey’s withdrawal from an international agreement designed to protect women from violence “deeply disappointing.” “Countries must work to strengthen and renew their commitments to end violence against women, not reject international treaties designed to protect women and hold abusers accountable,” Biden said in a statement. “This is a...
    Enlarge Image Women hold placards and shot slogans during a protest against Turkey’s withdrawal decision from the Istanbul Convention, in Istanbul, Turkey on March 20, 2021. EPA In a blow to roughly half its population, Turkey has exited a landmark treaty giving protection to women. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree early Saturday that annuls Turkey’s ratification...
    More On: turkey Man ‘fled’ to Turkey following NYC assault conviction: suit Kick rocks: Suit slams Turkish firm for passing off stones as copper Pelican and fisherman are BFFs Protesters urge end to violence against women in Turkey In a blow to roughly half its population, Turkey has exited a landmark treaty giving protection to women. President Recep Tayyip...
    Turkey has left a convention that prevents and combats violence against women. The Istanbul Convention enforced in 2011 requires governments to pass legislation to crack down on the domestic violence and similar abuses, including marital rape and female genital mutilation. However, the Conservatives have said that the charter jeopardizes the family unit. They also argued that the convention encourages divorce....
    Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn his country from an international treaty to protect women through a presidential decree issued in the early hours of Saturday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan Fast FactsThe move has sent shockwaves through a country that has been reeling from high-profile domestic violence cases and femicides. Turkey was the first country to sign...
    The 2011 Istanbul Convention requires governments to pass legislation punishing domestic violence and similar abuses, including marital rape and female genital mutilation. Conservatives have argued that the charter harms family unity, encourages divorce and that its references to equality are used by the LGBT community to gain greater acceptance in society. Turkey had debated a possible withdrawal from the...
    ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan pulled Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, the country's official gazette said on Saturday, despite calls from campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence. The Council of Europe accord, forged in Istanbul, pledged to prevent, prosecute and eliminate domestic violence and promote equality. Turkey, which...
    March 19, 2021 8:35 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The president of the United States, Joe Biden, asked this Friday to act to “stop” the growing racist attacks against Asian Americans in the country, when visiting Atlanta, where several shootings left eight victims on Tuesday, six of them women from that group racial. “Hate cannot find a...
    WHEN a horrifying moment in time becomes symbolic in the call for change there is a danger you lose sight of the actual person who was the catalyst for that fight.  That’s why, in all of the on-air discussions about the appalling murder of Sarah Everard this week, I have been very careful to bring it back to the unimaginable...
    The House voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday with what passes for a seriously bipartisan majority these days: The bill garnered 29 Republican votes. The last time the law was reauthorized, in 2013—not a year that was a pinnacle of bipartisanship, either—it got 87 Republican votes in the House and 23 in the Senate. But go ahead...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Actor Daniel Dae Kim spoke to lawmakers in Washington D.C. Thursday about the rise in violence against Asian Americans, even as Hollywood reacts in horror to shootings at three Atlanta-area spas that killed eight people, including six Asian women. Writers, producers, directors, and actors have taken to social media to react to the mass shooting that killed...
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