‘I was suffocating’: Mother speaks out to highlight obstetric violence

German mother Susanne Reif* cried continuously the day after the birth of her son. Even now it”s still difficult to talk about. She is among a rising number of women reporting traumatic childbirth and obstetric examination experiences, experts say. Campaigner the Roses Revolution usedthe International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women this week … Read more

Turkey Police Use Pepper Gas To Break Up ‘Violence Against Women’ Protest

Turkey: The protest was held to mark the international day for elimination of violence against women. Istanbul: Riot police fired pepper gas to disperse demonstrators who gathered in Istanbul on Thursday to protest violence against women, some chanting “government resign”, nearly five months after Turkey withdrew from a treaty on the issue. The group of … Read more

UN begins 16-day activism campaign highlighting female abuse

As the world celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, several European countries have come under criticism for not upholding international standards for women”s rights. The event presents an opportunity to highlight the struggles women from around the world continue to face every day, including domestic abuse, genital … Read more