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Participate: submit work for 16 Days Campaign against GBV

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

Human Rights & Democracy blog and não te prives – Grupo de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais (Portuguese ONG for the Defense of Sexual Rights) will be hosting a series of online publications for the duration of the 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE campaign. Interested authors are invited to submit articles or other [...]

Bystanders who intervene…

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

To prevent rapists from attacking we need to educate boys about healthy masculinity, and supply girls with skills to protect themselves from attacks. But, most importantly, we should "all work to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated and where everyone plays a role in making our communities safer". +info external link [...]

Be afraid of men (not Muslims)

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

Statistically it's not Muslims or people with mental health problems who are most likely to kill you in a terrorist attack – it's men. Today mass violence is everywhere and the real culprit is toxic masculinity which enforces the ideas that being a man means showing strength through violence and fear. As long as [...]

University professor quits over ‘sexual harassment of female students by staff’

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

A professor of feminist studies has resigned from University of London in protest over the normalisation of sexual harassment in the academic culture. +info external link

Sexual harassment hidden by non-disclosure agreements

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

Apparently sexual harassment of students by university staff has been hidden by non-disclosure agreements. Universities are operating in a more and more competitive marketplace and with non-disclosure agreements they can conceal episodes that could prejudice their business: "Universities that find themselves at the centre of sexual harassment allegations are accused of prioritising their own [...]

The Brock Turner case

September 13th, 2016|External news, News|

The former Stanford University student Brock Turner who sexually assaulted a woman behind a dumpster was released from prison on Sept. 2, 2016. That’s a full three months early from his original six month sentence. Many videos on social media sights have been summing up what this means for society at large.... [...]