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Nov 25 2014 4:09PM
Paper is not enough to end violence against women

Today is International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and I am angry. Why? It feels as if we have spent the last fifty years – and beyond – fighting Hydra – the many-headed serpent. Each time its opponents cut off a head...

Jul 25 2014 6:11PM
The Summer of Summits - ending violence against women?

The Girl Summit, held to galvanise action to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child, Early and Forced Marriage was held this week in London. It had extraordinary political support with David Cameron and three other Cabinet...

Jun 10 2014 2:13PM
Stopping sexual violence - it's time to act. Time to deliver.

Much has been written about violence against women over the last few weeks. More than 200 girls kidnapped in north eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram. Meriam Ibrahim sentenced to death for apostasy and adultery in Sudan. Two girls gang...

Mar 24 2014 1:00PM
A war of words worth fighting - UN Commission on the Status of Women

Over the last two weeks, women have been defending their rights at the United Nations 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. While negotiations over the minutiae of wording in the final agreement may seem a million...