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.
A Senate inquiry into the links between gendered marketing and domestic violence has been secured, but this is only the beginning of necessary cultural and social changes.
Just because acid isn't generally used for mass-casualty attacks doesn't mean that it doesn't pose a very real threat.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
The world is generally not safe for women. But some projects in North Africa provide a glimpse of hope as the world marks the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
South Africa is emblematic of why violence against women responses in Africa are failing. While good measures are being rolled out, it lacks a united, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary response.