The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
As protests continue in Mexico about violence against women, some have blamed macho culture. But that may do more harm.
Women in Mexico are lashing out against rampant sexual violence, police abuse and policies that hurt working mothers.
We need to stop violence against women before it starts. The federal government's Fourth Action Plan might not provide all of the answers, but it's a sign of positive progress.
History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
Connected objects can do a lot of good, but they can also become weapons in the hands of abusive partners. How can these new risks be prevented?
Even for those that escape, the stigma of refusing a forced marriage separates young women from their family and community.
Sexual harassment and assault are common experiences in general: there is no reason to assume this is any different at music festivals.
Under the Rome Statute, court ordered reparations are available to victims after the accused is found guilty. In the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, this involves over 5,000 victims.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
When the inevitable backlash happens, little changes.
A case in Sydney is the latest instance in which the powers-that-be contribute to the widespread victim-blaming and perpetrator-exonerating in relation to cyber violence against women and girls.
Under South African law, murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years for first-time offenders. But courts may deviate from this if they find ‘substantial and compelling circumstances’ to do so.
As Angelina Jolie Pitt takes up a role at the LSE the focus turns to UK commitment to gender violence.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.