Gender Based Violence

Transnational responses to violence against women in the name of 'culture': evaluation of the Violence Is Not Our Culture Campaign (2008-2011)

In 2007, members of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in Iran and the Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) network initiated the ‘Violence is not our Culture’ (VNC) campaign. The VNC is aimed at bringing an end to the misuse of culture and religion to justify violence against women (VAW).

#BringBackOurGirls: a joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria

This op-ed is about the unthinkable nightmare endured by the 200 schoolgirls who were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In reality, the men were militant extremists who kidnapped them, and set their boarding school on fire. At this time, the girls’ whereabouts continue to be unknown.

Malaysia: Violence against Women and ICT

Can information and communication technologies (ICT) change the ways women experience and confront violence? This paper argues that ICT issues are still seen largely in terms of technology and access to technology, rather than as issues with cross-cutting effects on gender, socio-cultural relations or even the environment.

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it

How are new technologies used by abusers of violence against women and how are they used by women fighting back? This briefing reveals new research on this topic. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 12 developing countries in 2009.

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