Tag Archives: Violence against women

5 Inspiring Women of 2014 – Or Is That 6 with 2 at the International Space Station

Samantha Cristoforetti was born in Milan in 1977 and has spent her life pursuing what, at times, may have seemed like an impossible dream. After being one of the first women to apply when the Italian air force opened to … Continue reading

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The Montreal Massacre of 14 Women – 25 Years Later

The killing began just before 5 pm on December 6th, 1989 at the École Polytechnique – the engineering faculty of the Université de Montréal. Within less than half an hour 28 people had been shot or stabbed.  All the dead were women and … Continue reading

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What is Bravery? She is 22-year-old Tuğçe Albayrak

She was a university student whose dreams of becoming a high-school teacher came to a brutal end one weekend night last month. She stepped in to protect two teenage girls from harassment by three men at a fast food restaurant … Continue reading

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Playing Your Part to End Violence against Women

By UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman raises awareness to end violence against women. With UN Women, she has travelled to countries, highlighting the challenges and solutions on the ground to … Continue reading

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