Reports of rape, domestic abuse and murdered women are way up in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond since the coronavirus. But Latin America has long been one of the most dangerous places to be a woman.
Some experts were concerned about the creation of unrealistic expectations, links with gender-based violence, and the potential for addiction. Others said education might help to offset these harms.
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico’s murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city’s enormous main square, during the International Women’s Day March.
Research shows familicides are almost exclusively committed by men and key risk factors include a desire for control, particularly in areas associated with masculinity.
A round-the-clock strike of Muslim women in a working-class neighborhood of Delhi is India’s most enduring pocket of resistance to religious discrimination, inequality and gender violence.
Natural disasters amplify the conditions leading to domestic violence. Yet Australia’s disaster policies are “gender blind”.
The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
As protests continue in Mexico about violence against women, some have blamed macho culture. But that may do more harm.
Women in Mexico are lashing out against rampant sexual violence, police abuse and policies that hurt working mothers.
We need to stop violence against women before it starts. The federal government’s Fourth Action Plan might not provide all of the answers, but it’s a sign of positive progress.
History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
Connected objects can do a lot of good, but they can also become weapons in the hands of abusive partners. How can these new risks be prevented?
Even for those that escape, the stigma of refusing a forced marriage separates young women from their family and community.
Sexual harassment and assault are common experiences in general: there is no reason to assume this is any different at music festivals.
Under the Rome Statute, court ordered reparations are available to victims after the accused is found guilty. In the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, this involves over 5,000 victims.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.