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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:

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VNC Launches New Website

December 4, 2011

The international campaign 'Violence Is Not Our Culture' is excited to launch its new website.

Second Blog Series

October 30, 2011

In collaboration with Gender Across Borders, we welcome you to a blogging series exploring the relationship between culture and violence against women.

Violence Against Women and Culture: A Symbiotic Relationship

October 29, 2011

In this post, Danielle Prince demonstrates how women's rights advocates can promote positive cultural changes to strengthen gender equality.

Cultural Relativism and Universal Women’s Rights Doctrine

October 29, 2011

In this post, Elizabeth Crane demystifies the concept of 'culture', and discusses the relationship between cultural relativism and women's rights.

Complete Silence Is Not Absence

October 29, 2011

In this post, Mitzi Smith writes about silence as a response to trauma and abuse.

Acid-Attack Survivor Heals Others

October 29, 2011

In this post, Bijoyeta Das shares the inspirational story of Nurun Nahar.

No Excuse: Cultural Makeover Time

October 29, 2011

In this post, Claire Varley debunks the myth surrounding 'traditional culture'.

Remembering Eudy

October 29, 2011

In this post, Naatasha Segal remembers Eudy, who was savagely killed for her sexuality.