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The government has opened a consultation about making public sexual harassment a distinct criminal offence.
Loss of formal employment in the mining industry and drought conditions in neighbouring countries are some of the factors that drive illegal mining.
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Artisanal gold mining is highly organised and rule-bound. Men, women and even children participate a hierarchy sustained by a web of buyers, sponsors and customers.
A recent inquest examined the deaths of Carol Culleton, Nathalie Warmerdam and Anastasia Kuzyk, and focused on the dynamics of gender-based violence.
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A recent jury examining murders of women urged the federal government to add the term femicide and its definition to the Criminal Code.
We asked participants about why they think people (mostly men) harass others in public space. Their answers were revealing.
The REDress Project sees red dresses suspended where you would least expect them. The project was created by Jaime Black.
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Projects that are easy to participate in, reproduce and that make people feel like they are part of a community that cares are important.
A woman examines a diamond she is in the process of cutting and polishing in Yellowknife, N.W.T. in a photo from 2003.
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While marketing has made diamond rings a symbol of heteronormative happy endings, women from the Northwest Territories tell a different story about their experiences with the diamond mines.
Protestors attend a 2013 rally at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax to express concerns over a chant that promoted rape culture.
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The struggle against sexual harassment and sexual assault at Ontario universities goes back to the 1970s.
Children watch as police work behind a cordon where a young victim of a gang shooting lies dead on the ground.
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Findings show that in the face of marginalisation and social exclusion, youth in gangs think that they have no options except violence to prove that they are ‘real’ men in their communities.
Rape and other forms of violence in and around schools reflect a broader problem in the country.
At the heart of the issue for school children, parents, caregivers and teachers is to confront from a very young age the question of sex, sexuality and gender.
Young people living in urban informal settlement are exposed to high levels of violence and poverty.
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Young people living in the challenging contexts of urban informal settlements may be more at risk of experiencing generalised anxiety disorder.
About 62% of Sierra Leonean women aged 15-49 have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
A group of young Muslim girls on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
A school girl helps her family herd cows back home after school in the Prey Mou village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
Around 33,000 child marriages took place in 2020 in Indonesia, a new report shows. This comes with more girls in Australia’s region dropping out of school and taking on more caring responsibilities.
A young Ethiopian refugee carries water containers at the Um Raquba camp in Sudan in November 2020.
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Adolescent girls can contribute to social change, economic growth, sustainable development and peaceful societies. They should be able to live their lives free from violence.
Water carriage is associated with pain, fatigue and violence against vulnerable people.
The importance of accessing water that’s safe to drink and enough for washing, cleaning and cooking is clear, but little attention has been given to the safety of water collection away from home.
Understakers have had to take special precautions following a spike in COVID-19 related burials.
While restrictions on civil and political liberties may be necessary to protect lives, human rights law requires that they go no further than what’s strictly necessary to achieve this goal.
A Nigerian newspaper stand. A survey found sexism rife in newsrooms in several countries.
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Eradicating sexism in newsrooms will benefit both men and women.
Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence suffer trauma that lasts long beyond medical crises.
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During epidemics, the measures taken to protect populations and to keep health systems afloat leave women and girls vulnerable to violence.
2000 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk each year.
An estimated 2000 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
A typical informal settlement in South Africa.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men’s perpetration, but not women’s experiences of violence.