Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
There's a woeful lack of data on sexual offences within the military. And the data that is available indicates there is a significant problem.
Laws against 'revenge porn', upskirting, deepfake pornography are piecemeal, and a review will take years to conduct. Here are three things government can do now to support victims.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Young men in India mature and develop in a very male dominated environment, with little or no sex education.
A UN resolution to punish those who use rape as a weapon of war and to help those who survive such atrocities may not happen due to U.S. opposition
From video games developed where players can "play" at raping women, to advertisements that sexualise women's bodies, men’s entitlement to women is just a given.
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.