We’ve reached the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a time set aside to internationally recognize the atrocities committed against women and girls and recommit to putting a stop to them. Despite the campaign, Caribbean women and girls were brutally assaulted and killed during...Read more
"This man will kill me and nothing will happen." For eight years, Dolores and her children endured severe beatings at the hands of her husband. During the first year of the abuse, she sought help from the local police and prosecutor in Cartagena, Colombia, but was met with accusations and blame...Read more
If you bring up the topic of violence against woman to ten people anywhere in the world, you’ll likely get ten opinions about how common it is, why it happens, and how to eliminate it. Reading experts’ assessments yields a similar variety of causes and solutions. For example, according to one...Read more
To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, our local partner in Guatemala, APROFAM, worked with a women's group to organize a march in Quetzaltenango on November 25th. The event also recognized IPPF's 60th anniversary in honor of the support APROFAM has...Read more
To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, our local partner in Guatemala, APROFAM, worked with a women's group to organize a march in Quetzaltenango on November 25th. The event also recognized IPPF's 60th anniversary in honor of the support APROFAM has...Read more
Violence against women is a problem that many women in our region face, and sometimes they don't even know it. When a young woman receives sexual and reproductive health services, it’s possible for a conversation about gender-based violence to occur between her and the doctor. In a setting that is...Read more
Violence against women is a problem that many women in our region face, and sometimes they don't even know it. When a young woman receives sexual and reproductive health services, it’s possible for a conversation about gender-based violence to occur between her and the doctor. In a setting that is...Read more
Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of...Read more
Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of...Read more
When the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), was charged with sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a New York hotel, the entire world was in shock. More often than not perpetrators of violence against women (VAW) go unpunished, so it was hard to believe that a...Read more