International law recognizes that women and LGBTQ people face unique forms of violence that may qualify them for asylum. The US now asserts that domestic abuse is a 'private' matter.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
Countries have some flexibility in interpreting UN agreements on refugee rights. But Sessions' decision that abused women don't qualify for asylum in the US is an extraordinarily severe ruling.
The work of three Chinese Indonesian women presented in Melbourne fills a void in public knowledge of a dark chapter in Indonesian history.
The Victorian government's new centre to prevent terrorist and lone actor attacks needs to fully understand the links between these types of attacks and violence against women.
Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.
Sexual violence against women is not the result of a few odd bad elements. Sexual violence is part and parcel of heterosexual masculinity.
The U.S. government has ended the protective status of 200,000 Salvadoran migrants. If deported, they would go back to one of the world's deadliest places. How did violence in El Salvador get so bad?
For every £1 spent delivering a support programme for domestic abusers, the value to society was £1.40.
Compared to how prevalent sexual harassment is, false claims are rare.
It is time for fundamentalist Christians to examine their own theology and face up to how it has contributed to the abuse of women, intentionally or otherwise.
This story typically has two acts. First come the women's reports of harassment – followed by the inevitable dismissal and undermining of them. Could this time be different?
Hollywood's sexual predation scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. One in three women worldwide has been physically or sexually assaulted, and many girls' first sexual experience is forced.
Women and girls used the #MeToo hashtag more than 12 million times on Facebook in one day in October. It marked the rise of a new feminist consciousness and solidarity.
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.
Acid attacks, mostly against women, are increasing globally, and toxic masculinity is to blame. It's time for social, medical and legal reform to stop the scourge.
A personal account by a researcher investigating the root cause of sexual violence against women in India.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.
While men regard the social norm of 'proving' their manhood as normal, research shows otherwise. Combating these misconceptions can help reduce male violence.