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15th Feb

2017

On 06 February 2017, the world marks the 14th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Consider this. Approximately 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM, globally. One ...

11th Apr

2016

Think of the young children in your life.  Now, picture the first thing that comes to mind when you read the phrase “connect the dots.”  For most of us, an image something like this one will pop up on our mental page, ...

12th Jun

2015

(The following is taken from the Spring issue of VOICE, the newsletter of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. Link to the full article here, by Rhonda Case and Randy Ellison, Co-coordinators of “We Will Speak Out” in Oregon. Rhonda is ...

20th Oct

2014

The World Future Council’s Commission on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, co-chaired by WFC Councilors Riane Eisler and  Vandana Shiva and directed by Karin Heisecke, awarded the best policy practices gold prize to the ...

3rd Oct

2013

Release Date: October 3, 2013, Washington D.C. Contact: Shireen Mitchell, digitalsista@gmail.com, tel: 202-642-1881 The dearth of funding devoted to ending intimate violence is shocking. According to a recent Foundation Center report ...

25th Nov

2012

November 25, 2012 has been designated by the United Nations as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.” Jodi Williams (Peace Prize laureate for her work to ban land mines) and the other ...