Articles tagged with: violence

10 Ways Men Can Prevent Gender Violence

say-no-unite.jpg Susan notes: I invite men everywhere to join women in making this world a safer, better, more peaceful place to be.

1.    Approach gender violence as a MEN'S issue involving men of all ages and socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. View men not only as perpetrators or possible offenders, but as empowered bystanders who can confront abusive peers.

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Maria Suarez (Sex Slavery Survivor & Anti-Trafficking Advocate)

maria suarezSusan notes: Maria Suarez spent 22 years in prison for hiding the table leg a neighbour used to kill the man who had sexually, physically and emotionally abused Suarez for five years after he hired her as a maid then kept her locked up in his home. She  is now an anti-trafficking spokeswoman.

Her story is shocking, hopeful and humbling. Read the details below the video.

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9 Posts That Might Make You a Feminist

feminist fistOctober 4, 2012: Here's a round-up of nine thought-provoking (and sometimes shocking) women-related blog posts and articles I've stumbled upon recently. Two are by one of my favourite feminist bloggers Soraya Chemaly.

I've included an excerpt from each to give you a taste of the content. Click on the headlines to go to the full stories. Find 13 more in the same vein here.

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