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In Myanmar, gender inequality is fed by a deeply held concept called ‘hpon,’ which considers men to be spiritually and morally better than women. Reuters/Staff

Myanmar debates women’s rights amid evidence of pervasive sexual and domestic violence

In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
Thursday night football in the community of Wadeye, about 420 kilometres south-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory. J. Louth

How sport can tackle violence against women and girls

Primary prevention programs with a footballing focus aim to change behaviours and attitudes among men towards women.
People gather at a memorial ceremony to honour the 13 students and one staff member killed at the École Polytechnique Massacre, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Less talk, more action: National Day of Remembrance on Violence Against Women

The day of remembrance and action, also called White Ribbon Day, marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 female engineering students killed in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Over 47% of women in Kenya have experienced physical or sexual violence by their partner. Chaiyapong/Shutterstock

Domestic violence and social status: a Kenyan case study

A study in Kenya found that the lower men ranked themselves in society, the more violent they were with their intimate partners.
Rockstar Games has been criticised in the past for stereotypical portrayals of female characters in its games. Shutterstock

Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity

A video uploaded to YouTube last month depicted an avatar in a video game physically assaulting a female character until she was unconscious. Should that be allowed in today's gaming culture?
There are many barriers to the implementation of the Anti-Domestic Violence Law. In particular, the community has yet to be adequately educated about domestic violence laws.

Why stigma against victims of domestic violence persists in Indonesia

It has been 14 years since Indonesia enacted the Anti-Domestic Violence Law, but victims are still stigmatised for speaking out.
Women gather outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2013 to dance as a part of the One Billion Rising movement, a global campaign by women for women which calls for the an end to violence against women. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Everyday terrorism: A woman or girl is killed every other day in Canada

We tend to pay attention to mass killings and terrorism. But one girl or woman is killed every other day in Canada. If we identify that as terrorism, we might pay more attention and do something.

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