Posts Tagged ‘ sexual violence ’

Sex Education in the 21st Century: Moving from Individual to Global

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By
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By Kimberly Absher, guest youth blogger, My last post discussed sexual education in South Africa, and this week I am in the United Kingdom, where sexual education is a hot topic. I recently spoke with Simon Ross, Chief Executive of Population Matters, an organization promoting small family size and mindful consumption. They are part of
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Ending the Pattern of Pervasive Violence Against Women

Sep 9th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, They are sent to protect citizens in horrific conflict and refugee conditions in countries in turmoil.  Women in these situations are incredibly vulnerable. Yet sadly, Human Rights Watch  has found that African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Somalia rape women seeking medicine on their bases and routinely pay teenage girls for sex.
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Heeding the Voice of Youth to Save Youth

Jul 30th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, An unsettling article in the New York Times recently highlighted how the world is failing to protect and educate youth, especially girls.  At the same time, the article underscores how important education is for adults too, in order to help them protect children. The piece – Struggling to Keep Afghan Girl
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Acts of Violence Against Women: From India to the Congo to the USA

Jun 11th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, It’s been a horrific year for women’s rights across the globe.   Just in the past couple of months there has been the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria, an “honor” killing of a pregnant woman in Pakistan, the rape and hanging of two teenage girls in India, and a
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End Rape, Don’t Redefine It

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, It’s been quite a week for Rep. Todd Akin. He became front-page news after uttering the sentence “If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” What he called “speaking off the cuff” has led to moral outrage from both women
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