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Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
Funeral for a woman and her 11-year-old daughter, both found dead inside a burnt out vehicle in Puebla state, Mexico, June 11, 2020. Jose Castanares/AFP via Getty Images)

Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown

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.
The female form is often used to depict themes of freedom and justice – and satirists think it’s useful to extend the metaphor to rape. But that’s a problem. EPA/Joédson Alves

Political satire has a rape problem

It's dehumanising when cartoonists use images of sexual violence to make broad-brush comments about society.
Women in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood are protesting a new Indian citizenship law that they say will discriminate against Muslims, women – and, particularly, Muslim women. Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Indian women protest new citizenship laws, joining a global ‘fourth wave’ feminist movement

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.
Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, in New York, Jan. 28, 2020. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Harvey Weinstein’s ‘false memory’ defense is not backed by science

As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of 'false memory' developed to explain away assault. Here's why that notion itself is untrue.
Overdose involving GHB and alcohol can cause a person to have breathing difficulties, respiratory failure, coma, or death. TRUNCUS/Shutterstock

What is GHB, the liquid ecstasy drug implicated in Reynhard Sinaga’s crimes?

The use of alcohol with GHB is very dangerous because it can increase the toxic effects of the drug. It should also not be used in combination with sedatives or other anaesthetics.

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