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Indigenous women and gender diverse people have marched and shared the outrage at the mistreatment of women in Australia. However, there is noticeable silence from non-Indigenous Australia at the horrific statistics of violence against Indigenous women and children. Mick Tsikas/AAP

No public outrage, no vigils: Australia’s silence at violence against Indigenous women

There is an urgent need to address the high rates of violence against Indigenous women and children. Australia has been silent on these issues for too long.
Mathematical literacy can allow us to listen to historically marginalized voices that are less heard yet powerful and strong to analyze interlocking systems of violence and oppression. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Power in numbers: Making visible the violence against racialized women

While the mobilization of mathematical literacy can be a powerful tool in the context of social movements, there is also dangers in numerating violence and pain.
Those that were killed were targeted not only because of their race and gender but also their perceived work and immigration status. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The Atlanta attacks were not just racist and misogynist, they painfully reflect the society we live in

In trying to make sense of the recent mass killing in Georgia, it's important to see that it was more than just violence against women and anti-Asian hate.
A woman from one of the Mosuo farming communities in southwest China. The Mosuo were participants in a groundbreaking study examining gender-based health disparities. Siobhan Mattison

Women’s health is better when women have more control in their society

Living in societies with gender bias can harm women's health.
The U.S. National Guard are seen surrounding the U.S. Capitol a week after Donald Trump supporters raided it. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnick)

Trump-fuelled chaos shows democracy is in trouble — here’s how to change course

The U.S. illustrates this week that changing a nation's leader without rethinking the system he or she is upholding is no longer acceptable for citizens. We need an improved form of democracy.
In a widely publicized speech on the House floor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez carefully analyzed the harmful effects of sexism in Congress. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images

How sexist abuse of women in Congress amounts to political violence – and undermines American democracy

Misogyny combined with partisan vitriol is a dangerous combination for women politicians and American democracy, says a recent House resolution denouncing 'violence against women in politics.'
Funeral for a woman and her 11-year-old daughter, both found dead inside a burnt out vehicle in Puebla state, Mexico, June 11, 2020. Jose Castanares/AFP via Getty Images)

Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown

Reports of rape, domestic abuse and murdered women are way up in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond since the coronavirus. But Latin America has long been one of the most dangerous places to be a woman.
Women protest chronically high rates of femicide – the killing of women – in Mexico City in November 2019. Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

Mexico’s other epidemic: Murdered women

In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico's murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city's enormous main square, during the International Women's Day March.

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