U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

By SOMINI SENGUPTA for NYTimes.com on March 9, 2015— “The evidence is ubiquitous. The gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi sets off an unusual burst of national outrage in India. In South Sudan, women are assaulted by both sides in the civil war. In Iraq, jihadists enslave women for sex. And American … More U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

Poverty, Violence Push Honduran Children to Work

Originally posted by Alberto Arce for TheState.com on December 23, 2014— “Roberto Castellanos has the hands of a construction worker and the homework of a 6th grader. Roberto, who just turned 12, spends eight hours a day at a repair shop, sanding and painting ice cream carts for the daily pay of $2.50 in Honduran … More Poverty, Violence Push Honduran Children to Work

“Even One Case Is Too Many”: Vice President Biden Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Originally published by Tanya Somanader on http://www.whitehouse.gov/ on September 9, 2014— “Twenty years ago this week, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — a landmark law that empowered women and children to expose and prosecute domestic violence. The signing of the law marked the end of an arduous road to pass … More “Even One Case Is Too Many”: Vice President Biden Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

ITALY Vows War on Violence Against Women

An actress is reflected in a mirror as she performs during the “15 22 performance” opposing violence against women in front of Chigi palace in Rome, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli By Maria Caspani on November 25, 2013— “The Italian government declared a “total war” on gender violence on Monday as Prime Minister Enrico Letta … More ITALY Vows War on Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Costs Europe 33 Billion Euros

On November 22, 2013 for FINNBAY— “The Council of Europe, a human rights organisation in Strasbourg, reckons harassment and violence against women costs Europe an estimated 20 to 60 euros per person per year, or up to 33 billion euros, the non-profit group Intervista Onlus announced on Thursday. © FINNBAY-ANSA Onlus Intervista crunched data like … More Violence Against Women Costs Europe 33 Billion Euros

ITALY: French Luxury Holding Company ‘Kering’ Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

Published on Fashion United on November 20, 2013— “French luxury holding company Kering and the Kering  corporate foundation have signed a joint treaty to help prevent and fight against domestic violence occurring in Italy. After the success of its pilot programme, which was first launched at Gucci, the new commitment is set to be rolled … More ITALY: French Luxury Holding Company ‘Kering’ Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

Italy Passes Anti-Domestic Violence Measures to Stop “Femicide”

By Helen Farrell on October 24, 2013— “The decree on ‘femicide’ has become law. On October 13, the Italian Senate approved the new measures against domestic violence, doing so in record time with the backing of political parties Popolo della Libertà, Partito Democratico and Scelta Civica. Groups MoVimento 5 Stelle, Lega Nord and Sinistra Ecologia … More Italy Passes Anti-Domestic Violence Measures to Stop “Femicide”