Violence against women

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Community Health Drive, Girl Up Initiative Uganda

The Community Health Drive: A COVID-19 Innovation

Local, grassroots organizations have the pleasure of working on-the-ground and communicating directly with those they serve. They ensure that vulnerable populations receive the care, information, and sexual and reproductive health services they need. How can we all (individuals, organizations, and governments) use innovation to adapt

There's a Feminist Revolution on the Rise in Mexico, by Lorena Monroy for Girls' Globe. Photo by Sara Achik

There’s a Feminist Revolution on the Rise in Mexico

I listen to a lot of women discrediting the movement taking place in Mexico right now and it makes my skin crawl. Victim blaming hasn’t changed one bit since I wrote that post last year. This is a battle we are going to fight for many years to come.

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

End Violence Against Women in Malmö

Grassroots Voices: End Violence Against Women in Sweden

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women local women’s organizations gathered in central Malmö for a light manifestation. We were there on the cold November night, lighting candles to bring attention to violence against women in Sweden. Girls’ Globe asked these organizations about their priorities to end violence against women, here’s what they had to say.

Violence in South Africa: Enough is Enough

Violence in South Africa: Enough is Enough

It would be naive of me to write that my country is progressing on this issue. The death of Uyinene caused an outcry of emotion from around the country. “Enough is enough” was belted out at protests and heard across cities. This was too close to home. We could all see ourselves in Uyinene’s story. After all these years, enough was actually enough. We cried, shouted and protested to make our voices heard.

Girls' Globe Reading List: Gender Based Violence by Eleanor Gall for Girls' Globe

Girls’ Globe Reading List: Gender-Based Violence

We’ve compiled a reading list as a starting point for anyone looking to learn more about what gender-based violence is, why it happens, and how it affects women and girls around the world.

There is a War Against Women in South Africa

Recently, two 19 year old women were murdered in the space of two weeks. These are just the women I know of. One of the girls, Jessé Hess, attended my university. The other girl, Uyinene Mrwetyana, attended another university also based in this city. But these are just the women I know of.

I thought to myself, “how does this continue to happen?” Then I remembered that I live in South Africa and femicide is normal here. I wanted to be angry but I am done being angry. I am done speaking about the problem. I am just tired of this BS. I am tired of wondering if I am next.

Motherhood in Conflict, Stories from Women in Uganda who became mothers in a time of war, violence and abuse

Motherhood in Conflict: Colleen’s Story

In northern Uganda, many mothers have lived through armed conflict. Some gave birth in a time when murder, abduction, mutilation and rape were common practices. It was a time when child soldiers were forced to kill loved ones. What would it be like to become

domestic violence breaking the pattern

The Pattern of Domestic Violence

Not everyone has a loving family or friends to fall back on. Not everyone can simply wake up one day, decide they have had enough, and leave. It’s not that easy, oh how I wish it was, but it isn’t.

What Feminism Means to me, one young woman's view from South Africa

What the Word Feminism Means To Me

I still consider myself an unlearned feminist. I’ve learned about feminists like Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem and Kimberlé Crenshaw and I’m making it a priority to read more.

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