Articles about Violence

nina_burrowesAsking the right questions

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes talks to Lizzie Atkinson about her online video project that opens up the conversation on sexual abuse

Dr Nina Burrowes // 21 October 2014

Categories: Activism, Interviews, Violence

2208315029_bb75376fe9_zGirls love gigs too – so let’s make them safe

Festivals should mean fun but for women, they have become unsafe spaces. Some festival-goers shared their experiences with Laura Maw, who argues that both organisers and performers need to do more to ensure women's safety

Laura Maw // 9 September 2014

Categories: Features, Violence

Consent-is-sexySex after rape: sharing survivors’ stories

Rape survivors looking for help to cope with their bodies and sex after rape face a vacuum in the information and services available. Pavan Amara speaks to survivors who all wish they had known they weren't the only ones

Pavan Amara // 27 February 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships, Violence

Police-with-carWhy crimes against sex workers should be treated as hate crimes

Most sex workers find it difficult to report rape or violence because of the stigma associated with prostitution. Ruth Jacobs argues for a model that treats crimes against sex workers as hate crimes, a model that has been successful in increasing reporting of crimes and convictions in Merseyside

Ruth Jacobs // 19 August 2013

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

FragmentedSpeaking out, without shame

Zarina shares her journey of overcoming history of being oppressed by her family and breaking away from a forced marriage, aided by solidarity and help she found online

Zarina // 4 June 2013

Categories: Family, Features, Feminism, Violence

DV1What have I done: escaping domestic violence

When Amanda Prowse set out to write a novel about an abusive marriage, she spoke to women who had experienced violent relationships. The number of women who came forward to talk to her confirms how widespread domestic violence is

Amanda Prowse // 22 April 2013

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships, Violence

Old-BaileyAfter the trial: seeking justice for rape

Annie Moran, whose rapist was tried and convicted recently, expresses her misgivings about the current justice system and urges discussion about rape

Annie Moran // 4 March 2013

Categories: Features, Violence

Sex%2C-Drugs-and-Rock-%27n%27-RollIt’s only rock’n’roll but I don’t like it

Is it 'only rock'n'roll' when a well known male music star beats his wife or girlfriend? And why do men and women alike afford these stars second, third and fourth chances? Amanda McIndoe investigates

Amanda McIndoe // 1 June 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Men, Music, Violence

egChallenging rape myths in the mainstream

Emilia di Girolamo, the lead writer on Law and Order: UK, takes an unflinching view of gang rape in the show's next episode. Siân Norris met her to discuss her motivations

Sian Norris // 29 January 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews, Violence

HarassMap2Take back the tech

In Cairo and New Dehli, smart phone apps are being used to map sexual harassment and report sexual assault. Farah Jassat reports

Farah Jassat // 5 January 2012

Categories: Violence

Help-DV-AgenciesHow the coalition cuts are impacting the women of Bristol

As a report finds Bristol's women are being hit hard by coalition cuts, Sian Norris interviews domestic violence advisor Sian Taylor from Wish, one of the organisations forced to slash services

Sian Norris // 2 November 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

The-ThinkerAfter Banaz Mahmod, where is the justice for victims of honour-based violence?

Five years after Banaz Mahmod's murder, it's time for the government to get serious on honour-based violence, argues Fionnuala Murphy from the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation

Fionnuala Murphy // 23 August 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

torontosignFeminist critics of SlutWalk have forgotten that language is not a commodity

SlutWalk is primarily a protest movement against victim-blaming, points out Sophie Jones. Feminist critics of the name have got the wrong end of the stick, she argues

Sophie Jones // 8 June 2011

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Language, Violence

actionaidpanelA day-by-day struggle

From the struggle to keep domestic violence shelters open to the machinations of which mullah to align with, a discussion with four Afghan politicians reveals the challenges women face. Helen G reports

Helen G // 21 March 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Religion, Violence

ProfessionalsPutting survivors back in the centre of the anti-violence movement

Girls and women who have survived violence are increasingly marginalised and silenced by the very services set up to support them, say Sophie Taylor and Davina James-Hanman from the AVA Project

Sophie Taylor and Davina James-Hanman // 25 October 2010

Categories: Violence

Feminist-badgesA cautionary tale of a ‘feminist’ man

Justine tells the story of one abusive relationship

Justine // 8 October 2010

Categories: Violence

BootsRape: treat the cause, not the symptom

After the rape attacks on female festival-goers this summer, platitudes are not the answer, argues Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson // 23 July 2010

Categories: Violence

On sisterhood

Katie Sutton was called sexist names at Reclaim the Night, amid continued disagreements between feminists over the issue of prostitution/sex work. Where now for sisterhood at these public events? Includes a response by Finn Mackay

Various Authors // 9 December 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Violence

Gender and sentencing

Are the scales of justice in alignment? Rachel Thwaites looks at how women and men are so often treated differently by the system if they commit violent crimes

Rachel Thwaites // 14 November 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Breaking the circle

We know that sexual violence is all too common and everyday. Here 'L' talks through repeat experiences of being targetted with abuse and sexual assault by boys and men

L // 25 May 2009

Categories: Men, Violence

On kickboxing, women’s aggression and self-defence

Jessica Burton explains how kickboxing changed how she feels about her own body and her confidence in the face of harassment and potential violence

Jessica Burton // 16 May 2009

Categories: Body and Health, Violence

For the good of the species?

If you believe one story on a popular science news site, there's proof that older men "chasing" younger women benefits humankind (or should that be mankind?) Eirwen-Jane Pierrot considers the impact of these sensationalist claims on women in the real world

Eirwen-Jane Pierrot // 15 April 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Men, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Violence

Alright darlin’

Selina Jervis reports that sexual harassment in public spaces has reached critical levels

Selina Jervis // 8 February 2009

Categories: Men, Violence

objectprotestorChallenging sex object culture: definitely needed, definitely lively and definitely a key issue for 2009!

A recent feature in The Times labelled protests against the Miss University London beauty pagaents "old fashioned". But, argues Sandrine Levêque, if anything campaigns against the objectification of women and girls are more relevant today than ever

Sandrine Leveque // 4 January 2009

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Feminism, Racism, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Violence, Work and Play

‘Hasn’t anybody ever told you a handful is enough?’

Boys groped her, men shouted at her on the street, and girls and women reacted with hostility. Samara Ginsberg reports on growing up with large breasts

Samara Ginsberg // 14 December 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Violence

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