Violence Against Women
Last month, on September 19th, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College hosted an evening with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, Dr. Denis Mukwege and Tony Award-winning playwright, founder of V-Day, and One Billion Rising, V (formerly Eve Ensler).
When feminist activist Solsiret Rodriguez disappeared six years ago, her parents knew she had been another victim of femicide.
Our brilliant partner and friend, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Panzi Foundation recently spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on the harsh realities of armed conflict and the urgent need to end rape as a weapon of war.
Throughout Latin America, machismo culture teaches men, and women, that women are property, less than human, deserve abuse and punishment, and have no inherent rights.
With the explosion of COVID-19 in India spreading across the border to Nepal, the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) is struggling to protect girls and women from sexual violence, which has become much more challenging in the current lockdown.
Oro started working as a domestic worker in Lebanon so she could provide for her family. Sadly, she was abused by her employer–who often withheld payment.
Nepal has seen a rise in domestic violence assaults during the lockdown. FWLD has operated their legal helpline through the pandemic offering potentially life-saving assistance.
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Justice continues to elude victims of femicide in Peru. In 2019, 168 cases of femicide were recorded while only four perpetrators were sentenced to prison for femicide.
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Denis Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize two years ago. Now, he’s under attack for standing up for victims of sexual violence.
We are celebrating the recent news that Sudan has now banned female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a great victory that will no doubt…