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Slut Walking

November 30, 2011


SlutWalk is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture and victim-blaming. What does this mean? Well, it means that when you make comments such as: “She was drunk”, “She was wearing a short skirt?” or “What did she expect dressed like that?”, YOU are blaming the vicitim instead of the perpetrator. FACT: Sexual […]

Runway for a Reason

November 21, 2011


Violence against women is a universal problem. However, it is far worse in developing countries where women have a much lower social status than men. From a health perspective, violence against women can lead to several adverse long-term effects ranging from psychological trauma, gynaecological disorders, unwanted pregnancies, premature labour and birth and increase in sexually […]

Condom Couture!

November 10, 2011


Since House of Cards is all about innovative and creative ways of raising awareness, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite health promotion projects, “Dress Up Against AIDS: Condom Couture”. In this venture, Brazilian fashion designer Adriana Bertini uses quality-test-rejected condoms to create dresses. Bertini, inspired by her volunteer work with an […]