Seattle orgs meet to help combat violence against women in Central America
by Hallie Golden
Inside a conference room in Seattle’s Municipal building all eyes are fixed on Shira Downs as tears run down her face. She’s talking about the epidemic of violence against women in her home country of Nicaragua. “We have laws to protect women, but how do you make sure the law is effective or obeyed?” she […]
Jul 31, 2012
Will attack on child activist end Pakistani apathy about civil rights?
by Muatasim Qazi
The name Malala Yousufzai was new to me until recently. But the power of her words wasn’t. Back in 2009, when her hometown in Swat Valley was virtually under Taliban control, Malala, using the pen name Gul Makai, wrote a diary that was published and broadcast on BBC’s Urdu language radio service. In it she […]
Oct 15, 2012
This V-Day don’t just be valentines, be “Natural Helpers”
by Jill Mangaliman
Feb. 14th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. What should men be doing?
Feb 13, 2014
Historias Indígenas: Indigenous Mexican women fight back against violence and corruption
by Liliana Caracoza
Alcoholism, domestic violence, corruption, poverty — the deck is stacked against the women of high altitude indigenous communities in Veracruz. But an upstart human rights group is helping them turn the tables.
Aug 19, 2014
Seattle artist pulls beauty from the ashes of gender violence
by afrose fatima ahmed
Artist Satpreet Kahlon shows the visceral aftermath of gender violence in "What's Left Behind," on display now at Seattle's Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery.
Jan 28, 2016