Archive for the ‘Violence’ category

Cross-posted to Medium The Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington made a call to action for women to strike on March 8th, 2017 in honor of International Women’s Day. The idea was to utilize this recognized day as a springboard for engagement through a wide-spread strike. The organizers’ language follows: “…we join together in making […]

Today, December 17th, is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.  December 17th received this designation in 2003 in memoriam of the more than 49 known sex workers and other marginalized women who were murdered by serial murderer, Gary Ridgway. The call to end violence is an important one, and one that we should […]

From Center for Gender and Sexuality Law Senior Fellow Julie Goldscheid:     VAWA Is Not Enough: Academics Speak Out About VAWA Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Donna Coker, Julie Goldscheid, Leigh Goodmark, Valli Kalei Kanuha, James Ptacek, Deborah Weissman The VAWA reauthorization bill would extend funding for important services; provide additional protections for victims of domestic violence, […]

Two important events in the criminal treatment of sexual violence against women took place yesterday. First: Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a criminal complaint against Sedrick Leman-Issac Mitchell, aka “Gruesome,” charging him with human trafficking, forced prostitution, criminal sexual conduct (including rape), assault with a firearm and other felonies in connection with a criminal enterprise […]

Julie Goldscheid, Professor, CUNY Law School, and Center for Gender & Sexuality Law Senior Fellow, discusses below a new White House initiative to help end dating violence and sexual assault: The White House has launched its latest in a series of initiatives to address dating violence and sexual assault, in the form of a challenge […]

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By: Tanya Domi The UN Human Rights Council, represented by 85 countries from every region of the world, strongly condemned violence against LGBT persons and affirmed that human rights apply to gays and lesbians yesterday during its annual meeting in Geneva. The Council’s reiterated condemnation of violence perpetrated against LGBT persons was levied during the […]

The Human Rights Institute (HRI) of Columbia Law School will co-host a groundbreaking conference on gender, sexuality and women’s rights issues that will bring together leading scholars and advocates from over 20 countries in North, South, Central America and the Caribbean. The conference,  “Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Sexuality, Violence, Reproduction […]

More from Tanya Domi on Ugandan: Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde tonight won a temporary reprieve from likely deportation to Uganda – and subsequent certain death — when a British High Court judge granted an injunction temporarily staying her scheduled deportation to Kampala, on the same day slain gay rights leader David Kato was buried in his ancestral home of […]

While US lgbt activists chain themselves to White House gates and continue to put pressure on the Obama Administration to gain repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the U.S. representative to the UN Human Rights Committee yesterday abstained when a vote was taken on a resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions and other killings […]



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