"Shame" by Satpreet Kahlon. (Photo by afrose fatima ahmed)

Seattle artist pulls beauty from the ashes of gender violence

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
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Historias Indígenas: Indigenous Mexican women fight back against violence and corruption

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
Johh-Michael Torres and Michael Hoy complete 25 hours of training to become Natural Helpers. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

This V-Day don’t just be valentines, be “Natural Helpers”

Feb. 14th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. What should men be doing?
Feb 13, 2014
A student holds an image of Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban, during a rally in Lahore

Will attack on child activist end Pakistani apathy about civil rights?

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
A market in El Salvador, which has the highest rate of homicide against women in the world. (Photo from Flickr by Jpeg Jedi)

Seattle orgs meet to help combat violence against women in Central America

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