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Guyana: Calling Violence Against Women by Name

Categories: Caribbean, Guyana, Citizen Media, Human Rights, Law, Women & Gender

CODE RED [1] “felt very frustrated yesterday when someone told [her] that to say ‘violence against women’ is discriminatory, that it should be called ‘relationship violence'”, explaining: “There are a range of gendered ways in which women are targeted for violence, not all of which are ‘domestic’. Erasing the language feminists have invented to describe the harms women disproportionately face is an attempt at silencing women.”