South Africa is taking a tough stance against the practice of abducting and forcing young girls into marriage that’s still rife in some parts of the country.
The reasons for the phenomenon of child marriage are complex and include the fact that in customary law, marriageable age was never reckoned as an actual number but depended on puberty.
Pushing back against the backlash.
Germany has been a world leader in taking in refugees, but a xenophobic outcry at a wave of sexual assaults puts the government in a tight spot.
The rape of older people has been missed off national statistics.
New research reveals how many people over the age of 60 have been raped in the UK – and it is time to act.
It may oversimplify the issue but at least a new video animation on consent isn't victim blaming.
There's an issue of impunity around sexual violence in conflict zones. Here's how science could help us solve it.
All spaces should be safe.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.
And what are universities doing about it?
Do university and college websites give students enough information about how to prevent and respond to sexual assaults on campus? Here's a reality check.
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The world is full of bad responses to sexual assault allegations. Here's how to do it right.
Charting the progress of a global movement against shaming women for the actions of men.
A woman holds up a poster as part of a protest against the the rape of women, children and babies. The protest followed the rape of nine-month-old Baby Tshepang in 2001.
A study examining why paedophiles sexually abuse young children highlights their own childhood adversities and socio-cultural factors as some of the reasons.
A protestor at a demonstration against rape. Rape statistics collected by the police do not reflect the high levels of under-reporting.
South Africa needs a new rape policy that will change the way the police collect statistics.
Australian universities don’t currently do enough to prevent sexual violence.
A Canadian study has found that university women participating in a rape-prevention program involving "resistance training" were significantly less likely to be sexually assaulted in the next year.
Hampshire constabulary has paid £20,000 in damages, but the underlying problems will take much more to solve.
The majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a man known to the victim.
Australia is at a critical juncture of increasing awareness and understanding of men’s violence against women. But one important type of sexual violence is often overlooked: acquaintance rape.
Research has shown that when sex work is illegal, street sex workers who are victims of sexual assault are reluctant to report it to police.
There is a non-binding precedent in Victoria that allows judges to consider the victim's sexual experience when passing sentence on a sex offender – but only when the "victim is a prostitute".
Mukesh Singh, one of the convicted rapists interviewed in India’s Daughter.
India's government has always been highly sensitive to the way its country is depicted in the British media.
While Christmas shopping in a local bookshop, a handsome little volume stopped me in my tracks as I was leaving. The dust jacket is midnight blue with a gold-foil constellation slightly obscuring the title…
Close of play.
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Oldham Athletic confirmed on January 8 that it had reversed course and decided not to sign Ched Evans, the former footballer who was convicted of rape in 2012. Oldham becomes the latest in a series of…
Ched Evans takes a drink while playing for Sheffield United in 2010.
As the directors of Oldham Athletic football club consider their options over the possible hiring of Ched Evans, the case of the convicted rapist trying to go back to work has thrown up a catalogue of…
Praying before an IS banner in a Mosul Mosque.
In the late summer of 2014, the international community watched helplessly as Islamic State (IS) unleashed widespread human rights abuses against civilians across Syria and Iraq, with little standing in…