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BRAZIL: Time to Break the Silence on Abortion

When her father was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for performing a potentially life-saving abortion on a 9-year-old girl, Thais Moraes recognized the need to open up discussion on abortion in Brazil. Read More »

"The archbishop affirmed that rape was a dreadful sin. But abortion, he said, was even worse."

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Need: Volunteers Needed for Sexual Assault work with Congolese refugees

Summary: Rape in the Congo is tragically high. Volunteers Needed for Sexual Assault work with Congolese refugees: educating community; help create support groups & do trauma counseling. … Read More»

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Need: Funding for Widow and Orphan Rights Training in Rural Congo

Subject: AVOC Conference Announcement Conference Date: July 14, 2011 … Read More»

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Sharing the Rape Series - Part 2

We continue our Rape Series by delving into how our ideas about women, men and sexuality plays a role in our responses to rape, and what we even judge to be rape. … Read More»

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Sharing the Rape Series - Part 1 (Reviewing the Survey Responses)

As stated earlier, this feature will detail the results of the survey, analyze those results, and seek to begin a discussion on some of the answers we received. … Read More»

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Sharing the Rape Series - Introduction

"It never occurred to me that the sexual violation of my body would not come with a pounded fist or a knife to my throat or a gun to my head. … Read More»

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Sharing the Rape Series...

As editor of the online publication Afrikan Goddess Online, I started a rape series in April. The series discusses the issue of rape in a general sense. … Read More»

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PAKISTAN: Dangerous Texting

Youth activist Iffat Gill warns that the culture in Pakistan needs to catch up with technological freedoms of the digital age—or young lives will be at risk. Read More »

"There is now a sharp contrast between the empowerment modern technology has granted women, and the rights our male-dominated society allows them to enjoy."

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Renunciation and Rebirth

I was raised Catholic. As I stare at those four words, I am compelled to uncover what that really means for me now as a forty-something women, wife, mother, grandmother. … Read More»

COLOMBIA: Speaking to Survive

Martha Elena Llano Serna tells her harrowing story of surviving sexual assault and connects the dots between sexual violence and the drug trade in Colombia Read More »

"When we speak, we make this planet a better home. When we talk, we change history."

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