A strong link exists among sexual violence, substance use disorder and HIV in women. Why are the women who are most at risk being overlooked?
Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
Delays in reporting a rape and in recording a video interview with police can have an impact on whether an investigation continues.
Sen. Martha McSally has broken gender barriers right and left. Despite the power she amassed over a career of firsts, she felt 'powerless' when raped. She's not the only woman to feel that way.
A combination of a deep-rooted patriarchal culture, conservative religious values and gender-insensitive law enforcement practices still deters Indonesian women from reporting rape.
Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
A new Canadian law introduced as a nod to #MeToo, meant to protect sexual assault complainants, will have limited impact because it fails to consider how sexist judges and lawyers interpret laws.
Joe Orton's final play, a savage parody of social attitudes to sexual coercion, could have been written for the #MeToo generation.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
What happens when assault survivors enter systems that are not designed to respond to their words or meet their needs.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
Self-examination DNA collection techniques can help women bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
A study in Kenya found that the lower men ranked themselves in society, the more violent they were with their intimate partners.
It's time to stop surveying women about their experiences as rape victims, time to research the men who perpetrate these crimes and work to inebriate and isolate women.
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
A well-known scholar of violence against women describes her own harrowing assault – and how the #MeToo movement changed her professionally and personally.