Gender-based violence escalating because of conflict in Eastern Ukraine

The Advocates for Human Rights delivered a statement on gender-based violence in Ukraine to the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council on September 29, 2015. Below is the statement's transcript, as well as video of The Advocates' staff attorney Theresa Dykoschak delivering the statement at the UN. #16Days #16DaysCampaign "Mr./Madam President/Vice President, "The Advocates … Continue reading Gender-based violence escalating because of conflict in Eastern Ukraine

HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women

The risk of contracting HIV increases approximately 50 percent in cases of domestic violence, according to UNAIDS. Women have become infected with HIV/AIDS as a result of physical and sexual violence they have suffered. Gender inequality and domestic violence means that women do not have the bargaining power to ensure safer sex. For example, a … Continue reading HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women