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JASS Southeast Asia’s Yit Sophorn explains how the young women are standing up to fight against rape and all forms of violence against women in Cambodia.
Young Zimbabwean feminist writer shares how her mother’s resilience inspires her to write women’s stories: "When I tell my mother’s story, I tell it with power and courage, not from the point of view of a sobbing, helpless and defeated being. She is a role model and an inspiration. But most importantly, she is the hero of her own story and not just a victim."
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"The effects of rape mostly affect women; who because of their biological make-up get easily infected with HIV, they get bruised and hurt in the process, they live with permanent hurt and shame, and worse still, in a country where abortion is a crime, they are forced to live with unwanted children of rape, a permanent reminder of the erosion of their dignity."
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Women are wooed. Women are raped. Women are impregnated.Women are abducted. Women are raped. Women become mentally ill.Women are wrongly accused. Women are raped. Women get death threats.Women are raped. Women are raped. Women are raped.Different women, same stories: sexual violence in conflict.
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Activists see the latest release of a "terrorist" list by the Philippine government as a measure to silence dissenters.
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Read our initial reflections document from our 2017 convening, Defending Rights in Hostile Contexts, co-organized with the Fund for Global Human Rights.
From March 12-23, hundreds of NGOs, activists, and representatives of UN Member States and entities will gather in New York for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This year, the priority theme of the session is rural women and girls - the challenges they face, opportunities for the advancement of their rights, and their contributions to achievements in gender equality.
Today, and throughout March, join us as we celebrate the theme #PressForProgress by spotlighting women who have dedicated their lives to fighting for equality, justice, and peace. We will share stories, resources, and interviews from activists representing diverse movements around the world.
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Check out these timely resources on "closing civic space" and the protection of activists co-produced by JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights.
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To celebrate this One Billion Rising's theme on SOLIDARITY, we asked activists from our community to share their reflections.
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