Understakers have had to take special precautions following a spike in COVID-19 related burials.
While restrictions on civil and political liberties may be necessary to protect lives, human rights law requires that they go no further than what's strictly necessary to achieve this goal.
A Nigerian newspaper stand. A survey found sexism rife in newsrooms in several countries.
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Eradicating sexism in newsrooms will benefit both men and women.
Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence suffer trauma that lasts long beyond medical crises.
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During epidemics, the measures taken to protect populations and to keep health systems afloat leave women and girls vulnerable to violence.
2000 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk each year.
An estimated 2000 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
A typical informal settlement in South Africa.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men's perpetration, but not women's experiences of violence.
Gender stereotyping might be funny, but it's no joke. A public health professor explains why she took action against everyday sexism when she heard it in a radio advert.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses demonstrators protesting against
gender-based violence outside Parliament.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
People listen to a speaker as they gather in Nathan Phillips Square, before embarking on a Women’s March in Toronto on Jan. 20, 2018.
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New national data, on campuses and elsewhere, can help shift our shared narratives about the root causes of gender-based violence.
Projects that support Congolese women who have survived gender violence often promote ideal notions of how men and women should behave.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
Why sexual and gender based violence has become a phenomenon within refugee families.
Stories are a helpful tool when teaching about gender-based violence.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that's been around for centuries.
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has opened the floodgates.
Blood Speaks: A Ritual Of Exile © Poulomi Basu
Chhaupadi, the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home, often to a cow shed, is still practised in some areas of Western Nepal.
South African women march against high levels of gender based violence in the country.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
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.
South Africa has been dubbed “the rape capital of the world”.
South Africa has tended to prioritise race relations over gender relations since formal apartheid ended.
A South African student invites people to “walk in others’ shoes” doing a protest about gender based violence.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.
Psychology as an academic discipline needs to take a long, hard look at itself.
Psychologists drew historically from theories of social Darwinism and eugenics to espouse the hierarchical categorisation of people into race groups.
Members of the ANC Women’s League protest outside the South African court where British businessman Shrien Dewani faced charges of murdering his Swedish bride. He was acquitted.
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On November 25 each year, South Africa launches its annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. Gender based violence is still a massive challenge.
Our Watch chair Natasha Stott Despoja launched the national violence-prevention framework at Parliament House in Canberra this week.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.