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Smiling women – openDemocracy article (8 Dec 2016)

In an article published in the online independent global media platform openDemocracy Ana Bella from The Fundación Ana Bella explains why women survivors do not identify with the image of ‘women with black eyes’ portrayed in the media. Here interview is inspiring, explaining how media can change the way we see gender violence, and how we picture a world and life …

Mental Health

Conference about mental health and gender issues at the workplace (2 Dec 2016)

The beginning of December in Barcelona was marked by a Conference on the mental health and gender issues at the workplace. The Conference was held at the Auditori Biblioteca Jaume Fuster, and was organized by Grup de Treball i Recerca en Dona i Salut Mental of the Societat Catalana de Psiquiatria i Salut Mental (http://webs.academia.cat/societats/psiquia/index.php) and the Académia de Ciéncies …

Wave Conference

WAVE Conference (19 – 21 Oct 2016)

In October, Berlin hosted the 18th WAVE conference organized by the WAVE Network. Under the slogan “Step up! Europe – Unite to end violence against women and their children” over 400 participants coming from different countries and continents and ranging from members of the academia, government representatives to EU and UN experts discussed the pressing issues related to violence against …

Safe at home

Safe at home, Safe at work Conference (24 – 25 Nov 2016)

In November in Madrid was held the “Safe at home, Safe at work” conference, which was organized by the European Trade Union Confederation, and over 80 European trade unions were involved. In this occasion, to mark the International Day against Violence against Women (November 25), a study was presented that shows how trade unions in Europe address violence against women …

Egalité Murale

NL #CARVEDaphne – September 2016

The roots of change The CARVE project will soon celebrate two years! When it started in December 2014, few were aware of the key role companies could play in putting an end to gender based violence. Except in Spain where companies are required by law to contribute to supporting woman in a situation of gender violence, and in scarce-but-inspiring companies …

Harassment

Misogyny and harassment against women are hate crimes

Misogyny and harassment against women is now to be recorded as hate crimes by police officers of the Nottinghamshire Police of the UK. As a result, people will be able to report incidents that will now be investigated. “What women face, often on a daily basis, is absolutely unacceptable and can be extremely distressing,” she said. “It’s a very important …

Safe bars

Safe bars

Bystanders can be instrumental in putting an end to a situation of sexual harassment or assault. However, recognizing the early signs and knowing how to intervene is not always easy. This is why the US-based project Safe Bars “trains and empowers staff at alcohol-serving establishments to recognize and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and assault among staff and patrons.” …

Basta de violencia

#NiUnaMenos : Peruvian women speak out against male violence against women

There is no country free from male violence against women. The movement #NiUnaMenos (#NotOneLess) launched in 2015 in Argentina to put an end to this violence is spreading throughout many Latin American countries, including Peru. There, two very lenient sentences are fueling the anger: two men who violently beat two women, as shown by videos, have only been condemned to …

Manning up

Inspiring Australian men’s behavior change programme

Eliminating gender violence requires to address the very and various roots of this form of male violence. In Australia, Communicare Breathing Space, “the first residential Family and Domestic Violence men’s behaviour change program in the southern hemisphere”, tries to do so by helping violent men to take responsibility for their behaviours and change. An inspiring initiative, well describe in this …