UN’s HeForShe campaign engages men on equality 1

UN Women launched the HeForShe event to engage men in promoting  gender equality. Photo by Lori Perkovich

UN Women launched the HeForShe event to engage men in promoting gender equality. Photo by Lori Perkovich

UN Women created the HeForShe campaign to attract one billion men and boys as advocates for equality for women and girls worldwide. Lori Perkovich reports.  More…

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Fighting Sexual Violence in South Africa Reply

Members of Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee. Ntsupe Photo by Hayley Chesnik.

Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee members, including Ntsupe Mohapi, right;, and Matseko Mahlaba, foreground. Photo by Hayley Chesnik.

South Africa has extremely high rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Hayley Chesnik reports on her travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about efforts to address the issue.
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The Conversation: Apology to Korea benefits Japan, too 3

Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’.  This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photo by Barbara Borst

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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