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November is the time we celebrate our Native American Heritage

What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

Review: Second City’s all-female revue delivers laughs, strong message Special

Toronto - What a shameful myth, that women can’t be funny. Anyone who believes so is not only a moron, but also out of touch. From Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Saunders, Kate McKinnon and more, ladies bring the laughs.

Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special

The predictions are not based on gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, research and insights from experts make the most urgent issues facing the world in 2015 crystal clear.

Op-Ed: CBS sportscaster challenges men, demands end to domestic violence

Baltimore - During Thursday's pregame broadcast before the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, a CBS sportscaster made an impassioned plea to men challenging them to "do something" about domestic violence.

NFL's domestic violence policy focus of week one spotlight

San Francisco - Before the NFL kicks off week 1 of the 2014 season, Commissioner Roger Goodell finds himself answering questions about the league's handling of domestic violence incidents instead of focusing on the upcoming season.

Op-Ed: Politicians in India state say rape victims should be hanged

Mumbai - Members of India’s Socialist party have caused outrage around the world with comments indicating that rape victims and women that have sex before marriage should be executed, while rapists should be viewed with a “boys will be boys” attitude.

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.

Pistorius trial: Gender-based violence South Africa in spotlights Special

Cape Town - The trial against paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, is expected to put violence against women in South Africa back in the spotlight. Stats show that in the Rainbow Nation a woman is killed by her partner every eight hours.

Rise of Indian women-only space amid male-only village councils

New Delhi - While international news sources begin following the rise of women-only options in India, village-based male councils continue to blame Western influences like clothing and mobile phone usage for violence against women.

Op-Ed: Indian women — A rebound narrative on the nature of delivery

A number of my friends, on looking at the social amplifications that I have been putting forward, have asked me to give shape to the feminist cause in India, and I have some humble words.

Domestic violence soaring in India, woman beheads abusive husband

Underscoring the extremity of the violence against women in India, a woman beheaded her husband in the Sivaganga district after facing intolerable abuse from him.

In wake of gang rapes, India begins women-only transportation

In response to the disturbing gang rape incidents that made headlines around the world, India has begun instituting a women-only subculture.

Spanish locksmiths refuse wife-beaters access to their homes

With the economic crisis in Spain, times are hard. Because of this more cases of physical and verbal abuse by husbands against their wives are happening. Two locksmiths are now trying to do something to help in the situation.

Op-Ed: Delhi gang rape — Appeal disrespects the dignity of Indian women

Delhi - The lawyers for the four men sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape that resulted in a young woman's death in India are now launching an appeal, and the world cannot have it or stomach it.

Viral video tackles culture of blaming rape victims in India

In a viral video tackling the disturbing rape and domestic violence behaviors in India, All India Bakchod provides clarity on the issue - cheerily blaming the victim.

Biden: House GOP a 'Neanderthal crowd' on women's violence issue

Slamming Republican congressional legislators in the House on their deliberations over the Violence Against Women Act, Vice President Joe Biden labeled them the "Neanderthal crowd."

L.A. protest on Trayvon:'Our boys and girls have a right to live' Special

Los Angeles - Following a unanimous L. A. City Council resolution calling for a civil rights investigation into George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, Angelinos again rallied, demanding Zimmerman be jailed for what many Angelinos see as a cold-blooded murder

WHO: Violence and sexual assault on women a global 'epidemic'

An analysis led by the World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide "epidemic."

Sonali Mukherjee, an acid attack survivor, fights for justice

In 2003, when she was 17, Sonali Mukherjee had a bright future in front of her. She was the capitan of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), the president of the Student Union and an honor student, wishing to pursue a degree in sociology.

Facebook page promotes violence against female Marines

A Facebook page glorifying violence against female Marines was shut down after a US congresswoman brought it to the attention of Pentagon commanders.

After Nirbhaya's ordeal, changes to India's juvenile law in talks

New Delhi - While six men, including a minor, perpetrated the gang-rape of "Nirbhaya," the ordeal and death of the victim has brought up the call for amending India's Juvenile Justice Act.

After 'Nirbhaya's rape & death, New Year's is somber in India

New Delhi - Out of respect for what happened to "Nirbhaya," New Year's Eve in India is going to be scaled down and somber. Instead of a night of joy, it will be a night of mourning.

Egypt: Mob of 300 men sexually assaults 3 women in Tahrir Square

Cairo - On Sunday — Egypt’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — an angry mob of 300 men sexually assaulted three women, according to a report on the website of Egypt’s flagship paper.

Op-Ed: Why I'm a Democrat — The champions of civil rights

As a rape survivor and member of the black community, watching the GOP push voter ID laws to suppress the minority vote and forcing a woman to carry a rapist's baby to term, the question "Why am I a Democrat?" seems like a punch-line to a very bad joke.

Op-Ed: 22 years ago blood flowed at Canada's École Polytechnique

Montreal - Inside Room 303 at École Polytechnique sat 58 students shortly after 5:00 p.m. Ten of the students were women. Not one of the women would leave that classroom untouched on December 6, 1989. Canada's bloodiest evening was about to take place.

Christian women tortured for alleged blasphemy in Lahore

Lahore - More Christians have been victimized by Muslim neighbors for alleged blasphemy in Lahore, Punjab province, an incident where the women were paraded on donkeys to humiliate them.

Husband of Belleville police chief pleads guilty to assault

It was a case that shocked the residents of this small city located near Ottawa and made waves across Canada after the Chief of Police admitted she had been the victim of a domestic assault earlier this summer.

Sex crimes against women seldom punished in times of conflict

The plight of victims of sexual abuse during conflict has come to the fore again as the International Criminal Court's Prosecutor last week requested summons for two Sudanese connected with Darfur atrocities.

violence against women in Papua New Guinea spreads HIV/AIDS

Violence against women, a huge problem.

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Gender-based violence and violence against children in South Africa has remained a significant probl...
Gender-based violence and violence against children in South Africa has remained a significant problem, experts say, despite government's pledges to combat the issue.

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