Violence against women can be defined as “violence that is directed at a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately”. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, states that “violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender equality in all societies”.

Read article here: We must not ignore violence against women | Dream Nation

This article is a part of the Women Who Dream series in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,



Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans, who describe themselves as ‘fiercely feminist,’ are the two University of Nottingham graduates behind the increasingly popular I’m Tired Project. Starting in June, this ongoing project seeks to highlight the personal impact of stereotypes, discrimination and microaggressions. Taking inspiration from the Free The Nipple movement and Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, the project features photos of writing on people’s backs with a blurb explaining each photo.

Read article here: The I’m Tired Project: Sexual Harassment and Shame | Black Ballad.