Estados de excepción (States of Exception) is series of participatory cultural interventions created for women to freely and joyfully exercise our rights in public and secure environments, currently being produced in Mexico and abroad.
Since 1991, approximately 1,700 organizations in 130 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign, which originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership. During 16 days, participators are encouraged to organize events and act in their local communities to:
Parió Paula is an all women’s percussion group based in Lima, Peru. These women are truly artistic renegades defying the social norms of Lima’s predominantly male music scene. With a bold message on emphasizing female expression, these ladies have transformed their countless styles of drumming into something effective for their city.
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Force: Upsetting Rape Culture is a group of creative activists who seek to raise awareness about rape culture and promote consensual sex. They "create art actions to generate attention and get millions of people talking," in hopes that sex can become an empowering act rather than one of violence.
Following the controversy around Rick Ross's date rape lyrics in his rap on Rocko’s song U.O.E.N.O, the rapper lost his contract with Reebok and was the target of the media, anti-rape activists Ultraviolet, hip hop activists, and even his fans.
In her peppy and helpful online video tutorial, Reshma Bano Quereshi promises to teach her viewers “how to get perfect red lips.”
But unlike the more than 200,000 other online videos dedicated to the application of lipstick, this one goes beyond plumping and priming.
The statistics in regards to older men marrying young girls is mind boggling and disgusting. Every day 33,000 girls are married to older men, denied their rights to education and opportunity and robbed of their childhood.
Many countries around the world find this practice normal, thankfully we do not find it normal here in the United States. More than 91 countries allow girls as young as six-years-old to be married. This is a problem.
The annual Toronto film festival Hot Docs is underway, and one of the featured documentaries tackles the tragic and gruesome story of serial killer Robert Pickton. The notorious murderer was responsible for the deaths of at least 26 women, many of whom were Aboriginals, drug addicts and prostitutes from Vancouver's rough Downtown Eastside.
The bruised and beaten faces of these beautiful Hindu goddesses have an important point to make -- that despite the reverence for women that is a part of Hinduism, India's most populous religion, the country has become extremely unsafe for its female citizens.
Rights activists in Mozambique have marched through the capital Maputo to protest a colonial era law still included in new legislation that allows rapists to go unpunished if they marry their victims.
The "marriage effect" clause sees convicted rapists given a five-year suspended sentence if they marry their victims and stipulates that the perpetrator should stay married to the victim for at least five years.
The link between early trauma and ill health later was untilled soil in the world of medicine. But the possibility of a connection captured the interest of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. And it was the beginning of a 25-year odyssey for Vincent Felitti when he teamed up with researchers to study the health of 17,000 members of a preventive care program at Kaiser Permanente, a private insurer.
Entre el 2004 y el 2014 se registraron 982 víctimas de ataque con ácido en Colombia. En el 41 por ciento de los casos, el agresor no fue identificado. El aumento de casos llevó a que en enero pasado se promulgara una ley que endurece los castigos contra ese flagelo y con la que se busca reducir al máximo esta situación en todo el país.
With the 21st century in full swing, the internet has become an integral part of everyday life for much for the world. From shopping to social lives, we have become increasingly reliant on the internet to get things done, as well as to communicate with other people. The younger generations, starting with Millenials, have never grown up in a world without the internet.
"Every year Playboy releases the ultimate guide to campus life: our infamous party school list. Over the years, it has been brought to our attention that some of our long-standing party picks have a not-so-toast-worthy, rape-ridden side to their campus life."
A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India.
Priya's Shakti, inspired by Hindu mythological tales, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against gender crimes in India.
CELEBRATING STORYTELLERS ON THE FRONT LINES OF TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES: 4th SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA) FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
35 Documentary Features, Shorts and Impact Videos in the running for the Best of Global Impact Cinema
Shake Girl is a massive collaborative effort between fifteen students and two instructors over the course of one quarter (Winter 2008). These students comprise the first edition of the Stanford Graphic Novel Project -- a group dedicated to acheiving this monumental task on an annual basis.
In a dark nod to International Women's Day, artist aleXsandro Palombo has turned to the world of cartoon characters to shed light on the horrors of domestic violence. His series, "No Violence Against Women," transforms iconic animated women into victims of abuse, resulting in a familiar yet ultimately disturbing collection of illustrations.
The Enchanted Doll is the famous brand of the Russian jeweler artist and designer Marina Bychkova who makes absolutely incredible porcelain and polyurethane dolls for adults. Marina was born in the city of Novokuznetsk in the USSR and since 1997 she lives in Vancouver, Canada.
In May, the horrific mass shooting in Isla Vista, CA, triggered national conversations about violent misogyny. After some Twitter users began using the hashtag #NotAllMen to defensively derail the conversation, the hugely popular hashtag #YesAllWomen emerged, getting tweeted over 1 million times within just a few days.
El acoso sexual a las mujeres en México, no es novedad. Desde un chiflido o grito de “mamacita” en la calle hasta una alarmante cifra de seis feminicidios diarios, la violencia machista es un asunto cotidiano.
Lo que sí es novedad es que este año las mujeres no se estén quedando calladas, y que salgan a las calles, ya no con miedo, sino con determinación de defender su derecho a ser respetadas.
We are asking you to help spreading the campaign POETRY AGAINST ARMS on your websites and mailing lists.http://www.poetry-against-arms.world/
see also the campaign trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km-2sUVvxLM
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5TH ANNUAL INT’L SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA) OPENS FOR ENTRIES
Grab your VR headsets: the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is now open for entries, spearheading the first awards for Virtual Reality Impact Filmmaking. http://bit.ly/SIMA2017