“The situation is horrific for women in Mosul,” says the president of the Baghdad-based Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. Women “are being kidnapped from their house by the ISIS warriors and forced into what they call into a ‘jihad marriage.'”
When “boys” keep killing their mothers, children, strangers–committing suicide by mass murder–isn’t it time we took the crisis in masculinity seriously? There are plenty of ways we can help troubled boys and men. The numbers are getting numbing, so let’s do something fast.
Behind closed doors in tiny U.S. towns, vast suburban ranch houses and apartments in big cities, many lonely, angry, disconnected men feel helpless, hopeless. These men’s role in massacres, Rob Okun says, means it’s time to talk about male violence.
Chicago Foundation for Women is watching anti-violence services struggle locally, while the Women’s Funding Network is seeing it happen nationwide. Executives with both funds call on Lynn Rosenthal, the new anti-violence czar, to do all she can.
Zimbabwe’s government has used state-sponsored brutality to quash dissent, and women on the front lines of protest are paying a heavy personal price. Sixth in a series on emerging female leaders in Africa.