From Reversing Contraceptive Bans to Resources For Sexual Assault Victims.... This is, In Case You Missed It
Understanding The Importance Of The Sexual Health Movement
Song of the Day: Rachel Platten- Fight Song
This week we spent our days collecting data, discovering fresh topics, creating a new series, and tweeting about the DNC! Oh, and compiling a list of stories to share for the 2nd Edition of In Case You Missed It (1st Edition)! We decided to create a new series called In Case You Missed It where we post three news stories (Magazine only) and some other information that we think some of our followers would like to be informed about:
1. Pakistan Reverses Ban on Contraceptive Ads
Two months ago, Pakistan's, Electronic Media Regulatory Authority decided to impose a ban on contraceptive ad's citing, "citing complaints from parents of children and threatening legal action against any violation," in a conservative Pakistan, parents and officials fear the ad's could skew the minds of children, but two day's after the ban-the government temporarily reversed the ban. Why? Read More
2. Creating A Porn Resource Site For Sexual Assault Victims
This week, Feministing reported that- My Body Back, a London-based platform founded in August of 2014 by Pavan Amara that supports healing and facilitates empowerment for survivors of sexual assault called, The Clit List . The Clit List, is an empowering site that allows survivors of sexual assault to feel empowered and at ease with their sexual desires, they also encourage feedback and hope to bring to Read More
3. Negotiating To Bring Peace To Women For Sexual Violence Victims In Columbia
"The issue of violence against women, especially, sexual violence, has not been swept under the carpet, it has been made a priority so that the victims can seek justice," she said. This sums up what has become a historic event in Colombian history. During times of conflict women more than often become victims of sexual violence ---- according to the UN, a peace agreement by the FARC guerrillas/rebels and government will protect women, give women access to land right's, and Read More. *I would like to add, this wouldn't have been possible without the brave women of Colombia who protested and fought to be heard and seen.*
In Related But Unrelated News
Last month, New York passed a bill making it mandatory for schools, jails, and shelters to have and receive free tampons and sanitary pads and this month, Kotex and DoSomething have teamed up to collect and donate period products to those in need. Click the image to find out how you can help.
In The KNOW Corner
Did you know there's something called the Sexual Freedom Summit? It's an annual conference where activist, sexuality educators, researchers from diverse fields, and sexual freedom leaders speak about social change and sexual rights. It's a four day event held in Alexandria, VA. They're celebrating their 7th year next month from the 4th-7th; Check out their site for more information: https://www.sexualfreedomsummit.org/
That's all for this edition of In Case You Missed It!