Women And Domestic Violence In Papua New Guinea

Domestic violence is a traumatic experience for those who experience it. According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 3 women (30%) worldwide are subject to domestic violence, whether it’s physical, sexual, or both.  While domestic violence doesn’t discriminate when it comes to nationality, this is a major problem in the country of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The statistics are …

The Importance of Women in Psychology

Male psychologists made up the majority of their field for most of history. But 15 years ago, female psychologists started turning the tide. Today, women dominate the mental health field. According to Statista, the percentage of women in psychology increased from 57% (2007) to 70% (2019). And along the way, they’ve effectively shaped the way we understand the mind. Women …

Staying Safe Online: How To Protect Your Digital Presence 

There are a whole host of risks unique to women on the internet. Many women experience sextortion, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and exposure to sexist sites and social media pages.   Even with these risks, you don’t have to shy away from creating a robust digital presence. You can safely engage online, build a business, grow relationships, and continue fighting to protect …

What is the Pink Protection Project?

Recently, Kerala launched a new project – Pink Protection Project for women’s safety. Chief Minister Pinaraya Vijayan announced this new scheme in order to protect women in public, private, and all digital mediums. It is important to elucidate the necessity of this campaign within Kerala. During the 2020-21 lockdowns, with greater restrictions in place, domestic violence cases grew by leaps …

Damage to the Chinese #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement is not new. It’s been around for a number of years now, and has encouraged women all over the world to speak up about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. It’s been a beacon of light for those struggling, and a symbol of solidarity for women everywhere. It went from being a handful of accounts to …

Consent in Intimate Relationships – Sexting edition

Clear Communication Consent is communication. Communication and comprehension are interlinked. Communicating effectively and clearly is the key to setting up healthy boundaries in every form of interaction. It is essential to “speak” in order to establish your boundaries and limitations.  Consent is a cup of tea. It is not about how much you agree to share of yourself, but, of …

Sports and Women: A relationship filled with Patriarchy

Introduction The Tokyo Olympics was the most gender-balanced game in the history of sports, with more than 49% of women. All the national committees had at least one male and one female representative. That is not just an achievement in empowering women but also a powerful step towards a more inclusive world. Women have achieved tremendous progress in sports. Not only have they made a …