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Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Congo's War, Women's Holocaust: Against The Current vol. 133
Against The Current
Which current war has taken more lives than the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Darfur put together?
Daughters of India Violated and Abused : A Woman's Lot
Peebles, Graham
Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
Feminist Resistance in Serbia
Hughes, Donna M.; Mladjenovic, Lepa; Mrsevic, Zorica
Describes the conditions and factors influencing women’s lives in Serbia in 1995, and the ways women have organised to resist violence and assist one another.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Eltahawy, Mona
A condemnation of the repressive political, cultural, and religious forces that reduce millions of women to second-class citizens.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution: Book Review
Aspden, Rachel
One afternoon earlier this year, I stepped into the carriage of a Cairo metro train. I was on the way home from interviewing female students - all of them devout, veiled Muslims - who had been snatche...
How To Make India Safer For Women
Flower, Merlin
What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
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Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
Ramesh, Randeep
The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women...
Maze of Injustice: The failutre to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA
More than one in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Most do not seek justice because they know they will be met with inaction or indifference. Ind...
The Murdered Women of Juarez: Trails of Impunity
Carlsen, Laura
The murder of young women, often raped and tortured has brought international infamy to Cuidad Juarez.
VAWA Must Pass to Protect All Women, Regardless of Race: The Fight Ahead
Hopkins, Ruth
No woman deserves to be beaten, raped, or killed, regardless of her race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
Namazie, Maryam
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why 'improper' or 'bad' v...
Who Cares?
Dransfeld, Rosie
Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with...
Why is India so bad for women?
Pidd, Helen
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean
Podur, Justin; Cummings, Joan Joy Grant
Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings, a women's right activist, regarding the severity of sexual violence towards women and girls in Jamaica.

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Nepalese journalist and women's rights activist brutally murdered
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Uma Singh, a Nepalese journalist and human rights activist who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM was brutually murdered on January 11.