The role of education in preventing war and sexual violence

The role of education in preventing war and sexual violence

Knowledge, books, and education have manifold implications when it comes to dealing with conflict and sexual violence – they embody curiosity, independent thought, freedom of speech and expression, and the potential to eventually make up one’s own mind about the world, its events, and its people. A holistic approach to education, or one that goes beyond the teaching of literacy and numeracy, also educates students on current affairs, creative expression, lateral thinking, structured argument and debate.

The Police Are Working Against Us: Custodial Rape in India

The Police Are Working Against Us: Custodial Rape in India

Meera Vijayann writes a report on custodial rape in India. "In India, there is a serious lack of trust in judicial process and in the police and most survivors prefer to not report the crime as they fear worse at the hands of the police. In an effort to curb violence against women, the Delhi Police launched an app called “Himmat” (courage) that would allow women to report sexual assault through their smartphones…”

Alicia Wallace Appointed Youth Ambassador for the Bahamas

Alicia Wallace Appointed Youth Ambassador for the Bahamas

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive issues of our time; it depends on the silence and resignation of onlookers and the shame and degradation of victims. Misogynistic laws, embedded within a constitution that promotes disadvantage, have sown the seeds of inequality for young women in The Bahamas. Women are not able to confer the rights of citizenship as men are...Read more

Will victims of rape in Darfur see justice?

Will victims of rape in Darfur see justice?

Youth Ambassador for Sudan on Sexual Violence in Conflict Maha Babeker and Youth to End Sexual Violence publish a statement in response to the situation in Darfur and the recent allegations of mass rape in the village of Thabit. "Attempts to prevent Darfur from sliding back into chaos have failed, and the enormity of state sponsored violence is now stalling for international attention. The growing sense of resignation towards Darfur stands in jarring contrast to the needs of Sudanese women and children who are now experiencing unprecedented levels of sexual violence."

Solutions for Scale: Lessons from the Second MenEngage Global Symposium in Dehli

Solutions for Scale: Lessons from the Second MenEngage Global Symposium in Dehli

Read the reflection from Youth Ambassador for India on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Meera Vijayann, on the Second Global Symposium hosted by MenEngage in Delhi. "It was one of the most timely and engaging events I've attended this year. The Symposium opened widening the discourse on women's empowerment by discussing ways to engage men and boys in the achievement of gender equality, to create a more equitable, caring, and non-violent society."

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