Tagged: Violence Against Women

NEWS: Alcohol Taxes Curb Violence, Suicide

How do we break this deadly connection? As doctors, we should always ask about alcohol use, violence and access to firearms, simply to raise awareness among our patients. But there is another strategy that would be highly effective: raise alcohol taxes…

NEWS: Argentina: Movement To End Violence

A grassroots movement of tens of thousands of people across Argentina is stepping up action to end violence against women. Ni Una Menos was created by 20 artists, journalists and activists in 2015, after simmering outrage over a brutal spate of murders. The name came from a poem about a massacre of women in Ciudad Juarez by Mexican writer Susana Chavez, who was killed in 2011. Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less, the movement has spread rapidly worldwide and now has branches in New York, Berlin, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador and more…

NEWS: Uber: Addressing Alcohol To Improve Workplace

Accounts of sexism, harassment and misogyny in the tech start up have been many over the years. Pervasiveness of the problem became public with the publication of a New York Times investigation and the release of a 13-page report providing detailed analysis and making a total of 47 recommendations to turn the culture and ethics at Uber around.
The recommendations span from ways to improve diversity and tougher performance reviews for executives to addressing alcohol-fueled culture of objectification and sexualization of women…

REPORT: Location, Libation And Leisure: Examination Of Use Of Licensed Venues To Help Challenge Sexual Violence

The researchers argue that environments which incite narratives of loss of control and hypersexuality compromise the ability to counter sexual offending. They also argue that the presence of sexually violent advertising within licenced spaces undermines considerably the call to end gendered violence…

BLOG: After CSW – A Question For The Feminist Movement

Many people at CSW are talking about breaking norms but fewer are ready to tackle norms that we, according to the evidence, do not benefit from. The alcohol norm is incredibly harmful to women and girls. My questions remains: why is the feminist movement so comfortable with it?

BLOG: Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…

BLOG: Big Alcohol’s Attack On Women

The news is not that the alcohol industry does this. The outrage is not that they admit it. The story is that Big Alcohol tactics to target women have real and adverse consequences…

NEWS: No Alcohol, No Violence In Women-Led Community

Violence against women remains prevalent in Bolivia, but Maria Auxiliadora, a women-led community in Cochabamba, is trying to change this. The Guardian reports the story…

NEWS: Australia: Public Health Impact Of Violence

Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV) has massive public health impact in Australia
A new report shows that IPV poses the greatest risk to health for women aged 18 to 44. The report also shows that indigenous women have it the worst.
A new national study published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) shows that intimate partner violence poses one of the highest health risks for all Australian women, and is the greatest contributor to health risk amongst women aged 18 to 44.
The report, entitled “A preventable burden: Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions” shows that the contribution of IPV to the “burden of disease” is greater for women of child-bearing age than alcohol use, tobacco use, cholesterol, obesity and other diseases…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?