The effects of President Mugabe's post-independence security clampdown that led to the murder of between 10 000 and 20 000 Zimbabweans, known as the Matabeleland massacre, continue to be felt.
A program developed by a University of Windsor professor significantly reduces a woman's risk of rape on campus. It also focuses on communicating sexual desires.
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.
The 'boyfriend model' of abuse is in the headlines after a string of high-profile grooming scandals. But are we in denial about how prevalent it is?
A personal account by a researcher investigating the root cause of sexual violence against women in India.
Law reform needs to be considered if Britain is going to properly support victims of this crime
Social media and the internet has helped create a new type of sexual predator, forcing us to reassess our understanding of the terms "friend" and "stranger".
Turns out eyewitness testimony is one of the least reliable forms of evidence.
Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons are often different to men’s.
The United Nations has had many chances to deal decisively with the endemic sexual and gender based violence against children in its missions. But the problem persists. What will it take to stop it?
The series has divided critics: many have praised its sensitive depiction of rape and suicide, others have said it romantises taking one's own life.
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.
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" presents rape as an aggressive act, working hand in hand with the powers that be and permeating a school’s entire culture.
Women are constantly implicitly blamed, both in the Bible and in contemporary culture, for their rape.
The series did much to address the problems that crop up with portrayals of sexual crimes on television.
Why are student-athletes so often at the center of sexual assault cases? A look at the culture of hookups, coverups, and who's got game.
Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.
Because it's not always as simple as 'yes means yes'.
Responses to rape have improved, and they must continue to do so.