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Why Focus on Gender-based Violence? by Lynda Laushway

There is a lot of violence in our world and it takes many forms- men’s violence towards other men, violence perpetrated on children, violence directed at seniors, violence against lesbian, gay and transgendered people, and violence against women, to name some of the more prevalent forms. The motivations for violence are many and complex and… Read more »

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Sexual Assault Hits Mainstream Media By Lynda Laushway

The New Yorker magazine’s recent cover photo is of thirty-five women who allege that they were sexually assaulted by actor Bill Cosby over a period of decades. Some of the alleged victims have come forth on their own for years but their claims were hushed up, silenced or diminished. It wasn’t until thirty-five women reported… Read more »

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