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Discourse on Teen Pregnancy

Mar 16, 2014Comments off1946 Views

In my post on the New York City teen pregnancy poster campaign I cited Vivyan C. Adair’s essay “Branded with Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in the United States” to examine how teen mothers are


“Same Impunity, Same Pattern”: ...

Jan 20, 2014Comments off1559 Views

Women’s League of Burma has released another report of ongoing sexual violence perpetrated the Burma/Myanmar military in conflict-ridden ethnic areas titled, “Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Sexual abuses by the Burma army will not stop until there


One Woman, One Vote Documentary

Dec 27, 2013Comments off1927 Views

A wonderful documentary on the 70 year history of the women’s suffrage movement from the Seneca Falls Convention to Alice Paul’s picketing of the White House and prison hunger strikes. The Fourteenth Amendment When congress was


Johan Galtung’s six dimensions of violenc...

Dec 09, 2013Comments off3600 Views

In this post we are looking at Johan Galtung’s (1969) article “Violence, Peace and Peace Research.” Written in 1969, it covers some fundamental concepts that are still relevant today, even though sometimes with different kinds of


Gene Sharp’s nine types of generic nonvio...

Dec 09, 2013Comments off1337 Views

Gene Sharp’s 1959 article, “The Meanings of Non-Violence: A Typology (Revised),” is considered a major work in the study of nonviolence as a means of conflict transformation. Sharp outlined 198 methods of nonviolence in which we can


Burma Refuses to Sign “Declaration of Com...

Sep 26, 2013Comments off1388 Views

Burma’s government withheld support for a declaration of the UN General Assembly this week which seeks to end sexual violence in conflict zones. The declaration was signed by 113 UN member countries and pledges not to


Nearly one in four men surveyed in the Asia...

Sep 17, 2013Comments off1371 Views

Partners for Prevention (P4P), a joint program consisting of the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and United Nations Volunteers, launched


Kachin Women’s Association Thailand’s h...

Jun 17, 2013Comments off1435 Views

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand has released the report Pushed to the Brink. The report assesses a rise in incidents of human trafficking along the Kachin-China border resulting from the ongoing conflict between the KIA and the

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NYC campaign against young mothers

Jun 03, 2013Comments off1270 Views

Vivyan C. Adair’s essay, “Branded with Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in the United States,” is a great way to think about the NYC teen pregnancy poster campaign that began earlier this year. The posters


It only takes a girl

May 18, 2013Comments off1112 Views


Muslim Women Against FEMEN

Apr 21, 2013Comments off1608 Views

There has been a rather troubling scandal after a young woman in Tunisia posted topless photos of herself on Facebook with the words “[m]y body belongs to me, and it is not a source of anyone’s