In the third post of the online violence against women series, Dr Michelle Ferrier - founder of Trollbusters - explains the consequences of online abuse for women journalists and how the absence of redress has changed the way they approach their work. For many journalists, critiques and insults are a badge of honor.
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Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message today for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Women and girls across the world continue to confront ferocious violence, discrimination, harassment and even murder. For these victims, living in every country and drawn from every section of society, life is often filled with despair and misery. The scars of violence are not always visible.
Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday, calling for collective global action on this cause.
"That's what's left of my teeth after my husband beat me," Ameera* said at a women's shelter in south-western Yemen. She held out three white shards, which she keeps as evidence for her divorce proceedings. "He hit me so hard he broke my teeth and nose," she told UNFPA.
In Samoa, women marrying outside their home village are referred as "nofotane". Nofotane women are often denied any voice in decision-making within their homes and communities. With the support of UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality, the Samoa Victims Support Group raised awareness and advocated for
Meet Hikmah Bafagih, from Malang in East Java, Indonesia. University professor, community organizer, peace-builder, Counsellor, mother, wife-Bafagih has many roles. She is also a religious leader, steering the women's wing of the biggest Muslim organization in Indonesia. Her vision is to create an
For Khadeja Ramali from Libya, empowering young women to participate in the peacebuilding process is crucial to rebuilding the country post Arab Spring.
An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence - the most common form of violence against women in the Arab world - was spotlighted this week at the United Nations regional commission, based in Beirut, Lebanon.