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?
How sexual attraction to a disabled body is about more than just desires of the flesh.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been convicted for crimes of sexual violence during war in the Central African Republic. It's a significant case, but not the historic victory it's been hailed as.
Domestic and sexual slavery are being used as weapons of war – and the victims are too often forgotten.
Even with the end of the war in central Africa, continuing instability in the region has triggered an epidemic of rape.
Germany has been a world leader in taking in refugees, but a xenophobic outcry at a wave of sexual assaults puts the government in a tight spot.
Pornography is a handy scapegoat that diverts our attention away from our deeper problems with sex and violence.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
New research reveals how many people over the age of 60 have been raped in the UK – and it is time to act.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.
A new film questions the way universities handle complaints of sexual assault.
The world is full of bad responses to sexual assault allegations. Here's how to do it right.
Charting the progress of a global movement against shaming women for the actions of men.
Is revenge porn just one example of technology intersecting with sexual and domestic violence? What legal efforts have been made to combat it?
Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.