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Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, by Sinead Boshoff for Girls' Globe. Photo by Kyle Kingsley (https://www.kylekingsley.com/)

South Africa, Now is not the Time to Lose Momentum

On 2 September, South Africa exploded. She cried out in outrage. The bombardment of kidnap, rape and murder headlines in the last months escalated with the rape and death of Uyinene Mrwetyana. The news left our country both angry and heartbroken. Since then, the heaviness

Turning the Tide on Sexual Violence by Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp for Girls' Globe

Turning the Tide on Sexual Violence

Behind the statistics are women and girls – individuals who could be you or me. As I move forward in the fight for the health, rights and dignity of all of us, I collect more and more memories of my time with survivors. The more memories I gather, the more often they crawl out from the corners of my mind when I’m least expecting them.

Justice for Evelyn Hernandez in Landmark Abortion Trial in El Salvador

Justice for Evelyn in Landmark El Salvador Abortion Trial

In our current climate, where abortion rights continue to be denied and progress is not only slow but actively reversing, Evelyn Hernandez’s release is a welcome reminder that activism works. Her case offers hope to all those still imprisoned under heinous laws and to all those currently denied human rights. Hernandez’s retrial gives new hope for reform and for a deeper understanding of the catastrophic human and social impact of abortion bans.

Nadia Murad On Her Shoulders: A Call to Stand with Survivors

On Her Shoulders: A Call to Stand with Survivors

I have just finished reading reviews of ‘On Her Shoulders’, Alexandria Brombach’s documentary on Nadia Murad, the human rights activist who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. From the New York Times to RobertEbert.Com, the almost exclusively male reviewers gave halfhearted write-ups on a movie

Dr. Denis Mukwege & Sexual Violence in Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Denis Mukwege & Sexual Violence in Conflict

I recently had the honor of attending a speech by a truly inspirational person, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Denis Mukwege.  Dr. Mukwege has devoted his life to the rights and health of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For more than two

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