A new movie about a female ghost has scared millions in Indonesia. Female ghosts have been center stage in Indonesian folklore and their stories can serve as a warning to the state of women today.
South Africa has one of the worst records of violence against women in the world. But not all women in the country seem to want to change this.
Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat.
Despite the rise of feminism, strip clubs and other 'sexual entertainment' businesses have proliferated in our cities. And women are feeling the harmful impacts of the industry's presence.
A personal account by a researcher investigating the root cause of sexual violence against women in India.
The series did much to address the problems that crop up with portrayals of sexual crimes on television.
Some deride a Carnival trend in which women revel in the streets wearing swimsuits and feather boas. But to feminists, 'bikini mas' is a highly political act.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles, and the state further into the past. It's also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
Pornography is having negative impacts on children and young people. And increased sexual violence among children is only the tip of the iceberg.
How real is the threat of pornography? And what are the most appropriate responses?
Indonesia's decision to allow forced chemical castration as punishment for those who sexually abuse children is controversial.
Making sexual assault seem normal or like no big deal can have profound effects on millions of victims.
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
'Laddish' behaviour at university can't easily be challenged without understanding the origins of harassment and abuse in schools.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
Researchers found over a third of female graduate students and a fifth of male graduate students on the campus of a large public university had experienced sexual harassment.
Sex workers in South Africa are all potential criminals due to the country's regressive laws. But their status may change soon, making South Africa the first African country to decriminalise sex work.
Anti-rape protests at a South African university have far bigger implications for the country's ongoing fight against rape culture and patriarchal gender norms.
University campuses are prime locations for rape culture. What can be done about this reality?