Gender-Based Violence

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"Work It Out" With Your Rapist? No Way.

"Work It Out" With Your Rapist? No Way.

Outrageous: After a student in Texas reported her rape by a fellow student, school officials told to "work it out" with her rapist.

It’s a Law Thing

By Adriana Zea, Lima, Peru & Adriana Zea, Lima, Peru at 5:13pm

You shouldn’t be scared… Nor ashamed Nor embarrassed If he harasses you, stalks you, threatens you, touches you, hits you, forces you… It’s not shame on you, but shame on him. So stand up. Break the silence. Habla!…

Your Rights, Darling, Your Rights

By Callie Kittredge, Sedona, Arizona at 5:08pm

This is to those who could never speak up. Maybe you didn’t know that when he first texted you, he would end up punching you, That black eye you didn’t know what to tell your mother. Repeatedly sending you text messages, following…

I Was Never a Cool Kid

By Olivia Oguma, New York City at 5:04pm

When I was in school I was never one of the cool kids But maybe, I wanted to be Other girls did too The girls who got attention from guys, thought they were cool Whether the attention was good or bad... "It’s better to be…

Do Women Have to Be Afraid, Even in Heaven?

Do Women Have to Be Afraid, Even in Heaven?

By Molly Houlahan, New Haven, Connecticut at 3:57pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and this week the ACLU in conjunction with some of our youth clients and V-Girls, a global network of youth activists and advocates empowering themselves and one another to create the change they imagine…

No More Sexual Violence In Schools!

No More Sexual Violence In Schools!

By Mbali Khumalo, Johannesburg, South Africa at 3:21pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and this week the ACLU in conjunction with some of our youth clients and V-Girls, a global network of youth activists and advocates empowering themselves and one another to create the change they imagine…

Girls on Rights

Girls on Rights

By Busi Mkhumbuzi, Soweto, South Africa & Busi Mkhumbuzi, Soweto, South Africa at 3:00pm

Despite the universal call for nations to recognize the rights of women, millions of girls today are denied their human rights.

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