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[5 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
We Are the Wretched of the Earth

We are the Wretched of the Earth
By Malini Mohana, South Africa
Anene Booysen is raped, mutilated, dead.
Let’s tweet, let’s share, let’s “like.”
Ambivalence.
Let’s advertise our poorly veiled apathy through media mindstorms - click click click revolution?
Some people have stood up, they have said “No. No. This is not ok.”
They have written articles in good faith and of good value, that have expressed the right things from a place of intelligence and of empathy.
Here is one and another, and another, and some more.
It has all been said. What is left to say?
What do we do now?
I suppose I could write …

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[22 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Who Profits from Women's Humiliation?

Sabina Pstrocki-Šehović
Bosnia and Herzegovina
“The worst in the chain of female degradation are the profiteers who ‘get all the gold.’”
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Some time ago the notorious rape in India shook the world, and for some time it was discussed as a tragedy and horror across the globe. In Bosnia, when I read an article about an almost equally horrible rape in Zivinice, where a minor girl was raped by several men, no one talked about it. Because here, rape and humiliation is everyday practice in diverse social contexts―even at home. The article was …

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[26 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Reporting on Rape and Sexual Violence: A Media Toolkit

Claudia Garcia-Rojas of the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women talks to Peace X Peace staff member Nawal Rajeh about  Reporting on Rape and Sexual Violence: A Media Toolkit for Local and National Journalists to Better Media Coverage.
What are your beginnings of work with the Chicago Taskforce and this Media Toolkit?
I got involved first with the Chicago Taskforce in 2010 and have been a part of the organization for 3 years. In January of 2012 I was promoted to take over the Chicago Taskforce. While I was …

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[21 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Activists: Demand Justice for All Women

Aditi Aryal
Nepal
“We do not need protesters and activists fighting for us after we are raped or almost killed. We need them to fight for rights that make sure such cases never occur.”
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The sensationalized news about Delhi gang rape has stirred the minds of many. Despite the anti-violence against women rallies worldwide to curb the same that ended just some days ago, a very shameful act was witnessed, a slap across every activist’s and feminist’s face.
This is the Indian capital we are talking about. The capital of a country which boasts …