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On this page, you will find original articles, commentary, and blog posts written by VNC networkers and allies. If you have a piece exploring the connections between culture, rights and gender-based violence, and would like to contribute your work please write us at: info@violenceisnotourculture.org

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“Fairness that changes your destiny”

April 15, 2012

“Your skin glows with a fairness that’s superior in all possible ways”.  This is the marketing message of a fairness cream advertisement spread over a quarter of the front page and the entire second/inside page of a leading Pakistani national news paper. The advertisement is directed generally at women who need to aspire to a fair complexion in order to receive privileges associated with the color.

Domestic Violence in Brazil

January 13, 2012

This post is by Leticia Zenevich as part of the Culture and Human Rights series (Part II).

Gender-based violence in a silent society

January 13, 2012

This post is by Melissa Kaminker as part of the Culture and Human Rights series (Part II).

A woman’s worth

January 13, 2012

This post is by Sadia Hussein as part of the series on Culture and Human Rights (Part II).

To the Death of My Own Family

January 13, 2012

This post is by David L. Meth and is a part of the Culture and Human Rights Series (Part II).

Shakeable Barriers

January 13, 2012

This post is by Shelle Warton as part of the series Culture and Human Rights (Part II).

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