Women’s stories we’re missing because of Trump coverage

Women’s stories we’re missing because of Trump coverage

With Trump dominating nearly every bit of news across the country and in many parts of the world, reports of major human rights violations against women are being overshadowed. To balance things out, here are some stories greatly affecting women’s lives that you may have missed since Trump came into office. Photo at left by Iga Lubczańska. Read More »

10 do’s and don’ts on how to interview survivors of sexualized violence

10 do’s and don’ts on how to interview survivors of sexualized violence

Our new guide for journalists who cover sexualized violence or want to, mainly in an international context, explains how to first do no harm. From how to protect sources to how to pace an interview, our director, Lauren Wolfe, walks media through best practices when speaking to sexualized violence survivors. It’s not like other journalism, she writes. Photo at left by Lauren Wolfe. Read More »

U.S. defunding UNFPA could cost women their lives

U.S. defunding UNFPA could cost women their lives

The U.S., one of UNFPA’s founding members, has decided to pull its support for the program, slashing nearly $70 million in aid. The decision “will provide conditions for an additional increase in the rates of gender-based violence.” And the Trump administration, which is dominated by conservative, right-wing males, is simply out of touch with reality, argues author Reem Abdellatif. Photo at left by Lauren Wolfe. Read More »

Women missing in discussion of peacekeeping cuts

Women missing in discussion of peacekeeping cuts

In the Trump administration’s proposed mass slaying of any and all programs the United States financially supports in terms of human rights, one in particular is troubling for women around the world—and it’s an angle media have missed in their reporting. Lauren Wolfe looks at what possible cuts to peacekeeping forces around the world means for women. Photo at left by UN/Stuart Price. Read More »

Survivors unite, fearing a repeat of rape in upcoming Kenyan election

Survivors unite, fearing a repeat of rape in upcoming Kenyan election

By — July 18, 2017
In the violence that rocked Kenya following the disputed elections of 2007, the media reported hundreds of cases of sexualized violence. Jane’s was one of them. Today, Jane grapples with HIV, trauma, and empty promises of reparation. Her husband was killed in the violence, but his body has never been found. more »
Guatemala’s civil war has created a legacy of rape and teen pregnancy

Guatemala’s civil war has created a legacy of rape and teen pregnancy

By — July 6, 2017
Guatemala City—It’s not a stretch to say that the reproductive rights of women and girls are not fully recognized in Guatemala. On top of that—or perhaps because of it—Guatemala has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Latin America, where one in three girls becomes a mother before reaching the age of 18, according to a 2014 UNICEF report. more »
How women are fighting back in South Sudan’s epicenter of rape

How women are fighting back in South Sudan’s epicenter of rape

By — June 29, 2017
“He said, ‘If you cry, I’ll kill you,’” Agnes says. “He clasped my throat so I wouldn’t scream, threw me to the ground and raped me.” The shy, anxious 18-year-old lowers her eyes and touches her throat. She’s barely said a word in two months. more »
Women’s stories we’re missing as coverage of Trump dominates media

Women’s stories we’re missing as coverage of Trump dominates media

By — June 21, 2017
With Trump dominating nearly every bit of news across the country and in many parts of the world, reports of major human rights violations against women are being overshadowed. more »
Journalists challenge Syrian media to improve gender coverage in war

Journalists challenge Syrian media to improve gender coverage in war

By — June 14, 2017
Milia Eidmouni’s family didn’t want her to be a journalist. They wanted her to choose a more typical career for an educated Syrian woman, such as teaching. But as a feminist, women’s rights defender and human rights campaigner, she pursued her desire to become a working journalist in 2007 more »

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