Mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage and keeping their daughters in school for longer.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
The UGM rape case is a reminder that our priority should be to stand with the survivors of sexual assault.
Under victim-blaming attitudes, the survivors of sexual violence suffer from double victimisation: being assaulted and being blamed.
A global campaign.
A year after #metoo caught the world's attention, is the media letting the campaign down?
Hundreds rally against sexual violence in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rape culture in Kenya means that women are often blamed for being victims of assault. This needs to change.
Germaine Greer: professional troll.
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Germaine Greer's recent comments on rape are troublingly glib.
Attorney Gloria Allred, surrounded by Cosby accusers and their supporters after the guilty verdict.
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The women who overcame heavy opposition to fight for justice in the Cosby rape case.
Most jurisdictions in Australia already make it a crime to intentionally or recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial or real risk of serious harm.
Hazing is unacceptable, but criminalising it may cause more problems than it solves.
An activist during Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006. He was acquitted and went on to become South Africa’s president.
The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.
Harvey Weinstein: the allegations against him cast a spotlight on the stories we prize in literature and film.
Woody Allen said it was “sad”. Quentin Tarantino said he needed to nurse his own “pain” and “emotions” about the revelations. Oliver Stone took it further – it was not just that he gave the nod to Woody…
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in 2014. In the wake of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, many in Hollywood are calling for sweeping changes to the entertainment industry to prevent the mistreatment of women.
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In the wake of recent horror stories about men in power who abuse women - like Harvey Weinstein - a professor at Lakehead breaks down rape culture and makes a few suggestions for men to make change.
Emma Cooper created the show “Rape is Real and Everywhere” with fellow comedian Heather Jordan Ross.
Rape jokes are among the most controversial that comedians can tell, but a Concordia professor says laughing at the absurdity of a world that silences survivors is also an act of support and solidarity.
The Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Resistance program is the only campus education program proven to decrease sexual assault.
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.
Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump.
As long as the media gives disproportionate prominence to powerful voices, they'll be able to shape the way unflattering coverage unfolds.
Women students have been at the forefront of South African university protests.
Women students have not been afraid to embrace the label of feminist, leading a wave of university protests in South Africa during 2015 and 2016.
Soweto schoolchildren protest against Afrikaans in 1976.
Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive, Bodleian Library, Oxford UK
Forty years after the students uprisings of 1976, South Africa is again in the midst of a political movement led by students.They have changed the tenor and shape of political discussion around education.
Academics may feel especially ashamed if they’re harassed by those over whom they have authority.
Sexual harassment is a pernicious problem at universities. But not much is known in South Africa about students sexually harassing academics.
A deep-seated and sustained anger against sexual violence is emerging in South Africa.
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Anti-rape protests at a South African university have far bigger implications for the country's ongoing fight against rape culture and patriarchal gender norms.
There are several ways to defend a defamation claim in South Africa.
Is it defamatory to ‘name and shame’ alleged rapists? Absolutely, according to South African law – and those who share that information on social media are liable too.
University campuses are a hotbed of rape culture.
University campuses are prime locations for rape culture. What can be done about this reality?
A new film questions the way universities handle complaints of sexual assault.