As lawmakers debate the future of the primary federal program aimed at ending domestic violence, one scholar says the criminal system supported by the legislation isn't the way to stop that violence.
Confessions of sexual assault are rare. Are men any more likely to confess to sexual assault since #MeToo?
With the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two leaders who fight against sexual violence as a tool of war, we looked into our archive to find stories about those efforts across the globe.
The Kavanaugh hearings have brought sexual assault to the forefront. A just-published study suggests that bystanders can help prevent it.
A series of brutal rapes in India has led to pressure to stop violence against women.
An English professor says educators should use "Speak" – an often banned novel about sexual assault – to engage young people about the topic.
A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and 'he said, she said' marred the verdict.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement and women finally feeling free to discuss having been sexually assaulted, it may seem like all men are predators. A trauma psychologist says this is far from true.
Many conversions of Hindu women in Pakistan are harnessed as a means to an end and not necessarily the initial objective.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
India is the most dangerous country for women in 2018, according to a new survey. Putting more women in government is a necessary first step in preventing rape and better protecting abuse survivors.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
Activists have raised the issue of student sexual assault and harassment on campus for more than 30 years. It's time students had a real say in how universities respond.
Germaine Greer's recent comments about the punishments for rape show the need for more complex, evidence-based discussions about trauma and the criminal justice system.
Associated with intimate partner violence, there are many ways in which reproductive choice is taken away from women.
More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police's new anti-crime strategy.
The author and academic makes some valid points about rape, but to decriminalise it, as she suggests, fails to recognise bodily autonomy as a key marker of humanity to which women are entitled.
At least one in six older people experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse each year.