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Russia has no domestic violence law, but that is soon to change. Following some shocking cases, new law hopes to alter dynamic in country that prioritises ‘family values’ over victims.

Moscow, Russia - For years, Mary Davtyan, a Russian lawyer who specialises in domestic violence, felt helpless when survivors approached her for support. Russia currently has no law defining domestic violence and there is some resistance among conservative sections of society and politicians to criminalise it. They believe doing so would harm "traditional family values". "I understood I couldn't do anything," Davtyan told Al Jazeera. "I lacked the legal tools to successfully plead their cause." In 2012,
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Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World – A U.N. report revealed that 87,000 women were murdered last year, and over half were killed by intimate partners or family members – and Africa is the continent where women are at the greatest risk of being murdered by a partner or family member. 

A U.N. report revealed that 87,000 women were murdered last year, and over half were killed by intimate partners or family members - and Africa is the continent where women are at the greatest risk of being murdered by a partner or family member.  The most dangerous place for women is in their own homes, a new report from the United Nations concludes.  The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime
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As Fathers, We Must Commit to Dismantling the Patriarchy -White men, many of them fathers, have viciously held on to power but have not used it to make things OK for most people. It is time to dismantle that structure.

White men, many of them fathers, have viciously held on to power but have not used it to make things OK for most people. It is time to dismantle that structure. Providers, protectors, patriarchs—these dad archetypes have set some of our expectations for fathers, but such a notion of fatherhood hasn’t kept up with the times. As we lurch toward a more just society, the role of fathers needs to fundamentally
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Boris Johnson’s recent controversies is not linked to just the Tory party – violence against women is an epidemic

We’ve read a lot about what the video of Tory MP Mark Field and the climate change protester apparently shows. Some suggest the footage shows a heroic man intervening in a potentially life-threatening situation. Others – women, mostly – see something different. They see the familiar face of an angry man, taking out his aggression on a woman who clearly posed no danger to anybody. And on Friday night, police were
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Boys Can Be Confident In Their Gentle Selves If Men Pave The Way There are a few things men can do to raise healthy, emotionally literate, equitable men.

There are a few things men can do to raise healthy, emotionally literate, equitable men. Educators, coaches, family members and parents, especially dads, have an excellent opportunity to help promote healthier masculinities among boys and young men. Emotional literacy among young men can lead to healthier masculinities and relationships, whereas living with gender stereotypes can have devastating effects on all our lives. We need to challenge harmful behaviours among boys
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GTA youth using art and performance to address toxic masculinity

'I saw how urgent it was for us to be together,' one group member says Talia Ricci · CBC News · Posted: Mar 16, 2019 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 16 Ayrah Taerb says he feels more comfortable expressing his thoughts on tough topics like toxic masculinity through the art of performance. (Talia Ricci/CBC News) Ayrah Taerb is hoping for a day when toxic masculinity doesn't exist — in fact, the concept artist has a song, Reanalyze,
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Happy International Women’s Day from the MenEngage Alliance

“International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”- UN Women On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2019, the Alliance stands in solidarity with the ongoing struggles for women’s empowerment, equality and rights, and honors the pioneering work
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Uber faces civil action in South Africa over Rape Cases

This month, (February 2019) four men, one an Uber driver, are in court on charges of rape. Four women reported that they had been gang-raped by their Uber driver and his accomplices in four separate incidents in the Randburg area of Johannesburg South Africa. Uber driver Elias Mankgane and his accomplices Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkhwanazi, who allegedly hid in the boot of the car when passengers were