A well-known scholar of violence against women describes her own harrowing assault – and how the #MeToo movement changed her professionally and personally.
Many women do not feel safe at music festivals, citing the particular combination of big crowds and alcohol and drug intake making them particularly wary.
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 #MeToo movement has attracted mainstream media attraction, but women are using many digital platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence.
In early 20th-century Australia, a series of highly publicised murders of women saw newspapers widely discuss sadism.
Interventions for vulnerable girls in Kenya aim to empower and keep them safe.
We need to know more about what is going on for women in sex – what makes them suffer and what gives them pleasure.
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.
Rape culture in Kenya means that women are often blamed for being victims of assault. This needs to change.
Sexual violence, a staple of war, has long been absent from international criminal law’s charge sheets.
Germaine Greer's recent comments on rape are troublingly glib.
Rather than solving any problems, sex bots could be empowerment tools for those who sexually offend against women and children. But more evidence is needed to know for sure.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
Reliving trauma and not being believed – just two of the damning indictments about seeking justice for sexual violence.
Not all women have the capacity, or freedom, to speak out about their experiences of sexual violence – be it in the workplace or at home.
It's important to differentiate between various forms of sexual violence to punish perpetrators appropriately, and to help those affected to label and describe their experiences.
Speaking up and telling the truth is important, but we need to be mindful that it is risky, far from safe for all victims and survivors.
There’s a much larger issue at play when people have an opportunity to do something about sexual violence but instead choose to remain silent.