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Dec 2011: Scientists suggest that neural adaptation may help explain why children exposed to family violence are at greater risk of developing anxiety problems later in life...

Fourteen-year-old child bride Lalita Saini (R) in Alsisar village, about 200 km (124 miles) north of Jaipur, India, April 25, 2007. REUTERS/Tanushree Punwani

Aug 2011: The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child considers marriage before the age of 18 a human rights violation. But according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), there are more than 50 million child brides worldwide...


June 2011: Jen Timmons interviews Mike Domitrz, internationally reknowned speaker, author and expert on sexual assault and safe dating - "Regardless of gender, discussing dating and sexual decision-making with your children is essential..."


What is Normal and Acceptable? It’s not easy to learn that even in the 21 century we women must face violent behavior from men whom we trusted before...


'When I was in Evin Prison in Tehran, a guard twice brought flowers to my cell... When I broke down and cried, she would hold me in her arms, look me in the eyes and say, "God willing, Sarah, it's going to be OK.'


April 2011: Anushay Hossain talks about culture and patriarchy: "It’s not only the whole Virgin Mary complex. It’s the whole virgin/whore identity... It’s like if you veer too far from the domestic sphere, that’s exactly what you will be. It's a tactic used to control and scare women..."


MEMINI is an online site of remembrance for the known and unknown victims of honour killings. MEMINI’s hope is that these stories are told and that shame fall where it is deserved: on the murderers who stood in judgment of innocence....

Youngbee Dale

April 2011: Interview with Youngbee Dale - "Initially I was interested in migrant workers’ rights in Asian countries.  I quickly learned that human trafficking is an issue that is closely tied to this area..."


April 2011: Deeyah tells Chris Crowstaff: - "I came across Freemuse, during my worst time... I wanted to support Freemuse, in any way possible. The result is the CD - Listen to the Banned - which features artists who have suffered censorship and persecution.