Why violence is worse than other existential threats

“No more hurting people” – Martin Richard, 8, killed in Boston Marathon attack. Violence: “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either...

The pervasive oppression of women and girls

The greatest travesty of human life: One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read. Murder is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. The children...

The global war on women

The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty. Consider these facts: One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. Women and girls ages 15 to 44 are...

Monsters

I’d really like to know what justice looks like for the monsters who do this: In a [Sierra Leone] rape treatment center, I met a 3-year-old patient named Jessica, who was cuddling a teddy bear. Jessica had seemed sick and was losing weight, but she wouldn’t say...

No justice on earth until there is justice for women

Scan the headlines on any given day and you’re sure to find dozens of stories about girls and women being abused, abducted, raped, beaten and killed. The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty. Here are just a few links to...