International Women’s Day – Let’s Celebrate!

Today marks the 102nd year of International Women’s Day. Below are links to articles and posts about gender geography, inspirational women,and ending violence against women . Please set aside some time today to acknowledge and celebrate women’s achievements and reflect on the necessary changes still need for gender equality. Don’t forget the key theme this […]

South Africa should follow India in acting to end violence against women

India has been commended for acting quickly in protesting and advocating for an end to violence against women. The article below suggests that South Africa should follow India in their approach and grassroots efforts. What are your thoughts? Article:

3 girls found dead in India well; mother calls for culprits to be hanged

Three sisters were found dead on February 16, 2013 in a well in India. The mother of these girls is speaking out and has called for those responsible to be caught and publicly hanged. The three girls — aged 6, 9, and 11 — were allegedly raped. The past few months have highlighted the growing concern […]

One Billion Rising

One In Three Women On The Planet Will Be Raped Or Beaten In Her Lifetime. One Billion Women Violated Is An Atrocity. One Billion Women Dancing Is A Revolution. Join V-Day on 02.14.13 STRIKE, DANCE, RISE in your community & Demand an end to violence Join the One Billion Rising campaign today! Website:  

New Delhi police fire water cannon at India rape protest

For the past few weeks, news headlines have highlighted the frustration Indian nationals are feeling with regards to the increase in rape cases over the years as well as the manner in which police are handling these cases. Protests and outrage have been prompted over the gang-rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a moving […]

Rape is shredding Syria’s social fabric

As stated in the article, “rape and other forms of sexualized violence have long been used as a tool of war to destroy not only individual bodies but entire communities.” We have seen rape used as a tool of war by South Sudan soldiers, during the Rwandan genocide, and now in Syria. By highlighting these injustices […]

‘Men don’t have to worry about being caught’: Sex mobs target Egypt’s women

After reading this disturbing article, I cannot help but think if Canadians feel the same way about Canada. Do you feel safe in Canada? Although Canadian laws are tough on rape, do rapists themselves usually got off easy? Post your thoughts and opinions in the comments section. Article: Article on Canada’s judicial system:

The UBC Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Connector

Welcome to the UBC Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Connector – a collaborative community of practice designed to promote cultural and scholarly transformation across the university regarding interpersonal violence.

VIP Connector

The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Connector promotes both online and in-person engagement about Interpersonal Violence (IPV)-related issues, and fosters easy access to information about (IPV)-related issues.

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