Family member of Mexico ambush victim speaks out

Target primary school children to curb family violence, Women’s Refuge says | Newshub

SAMANTHA: “I went from thinking that this guy loved me…” “To maybe three weeks later…” “Thinking that he was going to kill me.” At the start, he seemed like a generous and loving man. But he soon changed. For months, Samantha was stalked, abused and threatened. SAMANTHA: “I liken it to being like on the […]

Stephen Lewis: The Week in Review #28

I have four intertwining items. The cabinet of Iraq has affirmed, not yet passed, a law setting the age of marriage for girls at nine. That means that for so many girls, childhood will consist of perpetual marital rape. Unbelievable. In the country of Kenya, several years ago when they were discussing the Sexual Offences […]

The Gun Markets of Pakistan

[GUNFIRE] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re here in Lahore, Pakistan, in the old city. I’m here visiting family. It’s been about three years since I was in the country. And in that time, the country has gone through insane amounts of change– truly full of deep contradictions. On the one hand, you’ve got this progressive side of […]

‘Joker’ Movie Worries Families Of Mass Shooting Victims | NBC Nightly News

VIOLENCE AND FACING OUTRAGE FROM THE VICTIMS OF THE AURORA MOVIE THE VICTIMS OF THE AURORA MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING. THEATER SHOOTING. HERE IS STEVE PARTY ON. HERE IS STEVE PARTY ON.>>Reporter: IT IS A FILM>>Reporter: IT IS A FILM CREATING CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND CREATING CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND OSCAR BUZZ, ALONG WITH OSCAR BUZZ, ALONG WITH […]

Abused By My Girlfriend: The Teenage Romance That Descended Into Terrible Violence

That’s where I got burnt, there. That’s a stab wound, there. When the police found me, I was told I was ten days away from death. She was very caring, confident, loving. She just showed… ..a real interest in me. So, what you were doing? We arrived. She said, straight away, “There’s been a problem […]

Why domestic violence victims don’t leave | Leslie Morgan Steiner

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’m here today to talk about a disturbing question, which has an equally disturbing answer. My topic is the secrets of domestic violence, and the question I’m going to tackle is the one question everyone always asks: Why does she stay? Why would anyone stay with a man who […]

Family, hope and resilience on the migrant trail | Jon Lowenstein

[This talk contains graphic images] So I’m sitting across from Pedro, the coyote, the human smuggler, in his cement block apartment, in a dusty Reynosa neighborhood somewhere on the US-Mexico border. It’s 3am. The day before, he had asked me to come back to his apartment. We would talk man to man. He wanted me […]

11. Frankish Society

PAUL FREEDMAN: So today is an exciting day, because the papers are due, because the midterm is soon, but most of all, because we’re finishing up our talk on the Merovingians. Questions? Comments? Cat names? So the Merovingians. Remember that the reason we’re studying them is as an example of barbarian kingship, barbarian states, and […]

A Warrior’s Cry Against Child Marriage | Memory Banda | TED Talks

I’ll begin today by sharing a poem written by my friend from Malawi, Eileen Piri. Eileen is only 13 years old, but when we were going through the collection of poetry that we wrote, I found her poem so interesting, so motivating. So I’ll read it to you. She entitled her poem “I’ll Marry When […]