About 62% of Sierra Leonean women aged 15-49 have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
A group of young Muslim girls on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
A school girl helps her family herd cows back home after school in the Prey Mou village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
Around 33,000 child marriages took place in 2020 in Indonesia, a new report shows. This comes with more girls in Australia’s region dropping out of school and taking on more caring responsibilities.
A young Ethiopian refugee carries water containers at the Um Raquba camp in Sudan in November 2020.
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Adolescent girls can contribute to social change, economic growth, sustainable development and peaceful societies. They should be able to live their lives free from violence.
Water carriage is associated with pain, fatigue and violence against vulnerable people.
The importance of accessing water that’s safe to drink and enough for washing, cleaning and cooking is clear, but little attention has been given to the safety of water collection away from home.
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.