The importance of respecting women’s rights, their freedom of choice, and their freedom of expression should be recognized by every person who is concerned about the issue of gender-based violence. As a man, in my daily life, I’ve dealt with the consequences of machismo, and I see how it affects...Read more
Last month after a dinner, I was sitting in my friend’s car, and for the first time in our two-year relationship, we discussed our shared experience of growing up with abusive fathers and abused mothers who did nothing to save us. Recently, I’ve been making an effort to be more transparent about...Read more
Last month after a dinner, I was sitting in my friend’s car, and for the first time in our two-year relationship, we discussed our shared experience of growing up with abusive fathers and abused mothers who did nothing to save us. Recently, I’ve been making an effort to be more transparent about...Read more
If an act of violence is perpetrated, but is never reported or documented, did it happen at all? Of course the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. There are many reasons why survivors may not report incidents of violence, including fear of retaliation, stigma, or disillusion with law enforcement. Surveys...Read more
If an act of violence is perpetrated, but is never reported or documented, did it happen at all? Of course the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. There are many reasons why survivors may not report incidents of violence, including fear of retaliation, stigma, or disillusion with law enforcement. Surveys...Read more
I met Ana* when we served on a Commission together, appointed by the President of Brazil, to advise on policies to promote gender equality. She was a beautiful young woman who spoke confidently about effective strategies to empower women, and I was impressed by the many useful contributions Ana...Read more
I met Ana* when we served on a Commission together, appointed by the President of Brazil, to advise on policies to promote gender equality. She was a beautiful young woman who spoke confidently about effective strategies to empower women, and I was impressed by the many useful contributions Ana...Read more