For many of us, the news that, before he shot and killed at least 22 people in rural Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, Gabriel Wortman had assaulted his partner, was no surprise. There had been many hushed conversations Continue reading Looking for the easy explanation
According to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres: “Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for COVID-19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own home.” He went on to say that measures Continue reading “Horrifying global surge”
As we consider the ways in which COVID- 19 is affecting our lives, it is easy to miss its unique impacts on vulnerable populations, including women living in abusive relationships. Consider this scenario: A woman is living with her abusive Continue reading Invisible victims
At the San Miguel Writers’ Conference this year, keynote speaker, Mexican writer and academic Rosa Beltran, spoke about images of women through literature and art. In the course of her remarks, she talked about the rates of violence against women Continue reading Justicia — now!