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.
As lawmakers debate the future of the primary federal program aimed at ending domestic violence, one scholar says the criminal system supported by the legislation isn't the way to stop that violence.
Confessions of sexual assault are rare. Are men any more likely to confess to sexual assault since #MeToo?
With the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two leaders who fight against sexual violence as a tool of war, we looked into our archive to find stories about those efforts across the globe.
The Kavanaugh hearings have brought sexual assault to the forefront. A just-published study suggests that bystanders can help prevent it.
A series of brutal rapes in India has led to pressure to stop violence against women.
An English professor says educators should use "Speak" – an often banned novel about sexual assault – to engage young people about the topic.
A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and 'he said, she said' marred the verdict.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement and women finally feeling free to discuss having been sexually assaulted, it may seem like all men are predators. A trauma psychologist says this is far from true.
Many conversions of Hindu women in Pakistan are harnessed as a means to an end and not necessarily the initial objective.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
India is the most dangerous country for women in 2018, according to a new survey. Putting more women in government is a necessary first step in preventing rape and better protecting abuse survivors.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.