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Japan mayor ready to apologize to comfort women

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Toru Hashimoto

The maverick mayor of Osaka on Thursday offered to meet former “comfort women” to apologize for their suffering after causing an international storm when he said they served a “necessary” role in wartime.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

California Supreme Court mulls Tempongko domestic violence case—was it murder or manslaughter?

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Should the killer of Claire Joyce Tempongko have been convicted of manslaughter and given a less severe sentence instead of murder, which carries a heavier penalty, because a lower court allegedly erred in instructing the jury on the distinction between murder and manslaughter?

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

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A large contingent of young Filipino students show up for flash mob

SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women.   The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ensler’s Billion Rising movement spans the globe

Students from St. Scholastica's College, an all-girls' school, flash the No.1 sign as they dance at their campus in a global kickoff campaign dubbed One Billion Rising, to end violence against women and children on Valentine's Day Thursday in Manila, Philippines. AP

Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

One Billion Rising on Valentine’s Day

San Francisco women’s rights supporters will join activists in193 countries on the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Global Networking

Violence against women

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Indian students shout slogans during a protest against Hindu religious leader Asaram Bapu and Mohan Bhagwat, leader of National Volunteers Association or Rashtriya Swayamsevek Sangh (RSS), parent organization of Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in New Delhi, India,Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.  AP

Drowned in all the media frenzy over the threat of a deep recession if a “fiscal cliff” compromise is not be reached on the last day of Congress on January 1, 2013 was the fate of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This landmark law had been routinely extended every five years by the US Congress with bipartisan support since it was first enacted in 1994 to address domestic and sexual abuse and to expand services and programs for victims of sexual crimes.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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