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.
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.
Despite the controversy over the graphic content, this Netlix drama could be a lifeline for young people.
Germaine Greer's recent comments on rape are troublingly glib.
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
Laws around the world continue to fail victims of rape and sexual abuse. It is time this, too, changed.
France's answer to #MeToo was #BalanceTonPorc -- "denounce your pig". An analysis of the idioms linking to sex and pigs provides some insights into why the hashtag hit home.
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
More than 70% of female students, and 26% of male students, have experienced sexual violence while at university.
How can we increase safety and reduce the likelihood of sexual violence in chemsex settings? Addressing wider issues surrounding sexual consent might be a start.
Colleges and universities can rid their campuses of sexual assault and sexual harassment if they do a few key things, a group of researchers argue.
As a result of the ruling, more detail of future Parole Board decisions should be available to victims.
It's important to differentiate between various forms of sexual violence to punish perpetrators appropriately, and to help those affected to label and describe their experiences.