Findings show that in the face of marginalisation and social exclusion, youth in gangs think that they have no options except violence to prove that they are ‘real’ men in their communities.
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
The problem of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa is structural and fuelled by inequalities that transect race, class, gender, sexuality and age.
Data from the UK Musician’s Union shows that half of their members have experienced sexual harassment at work.
Perceptions of marriage abduction as a recent phenomenon hide the violence that has been done to women as part of culture.
There are calls for a new offence, to cover cases where an alleged offender engages in non-consensual sex through recklessness.
The Senegalese culture of discretion, called “sutura”, inhibits survivors of sexual violence from publicly denouncing perpetrators.
Preventing drink spiking is a collective responsibility, not something to be shouldered by potential victims.
Removing a condom without consent during sex has been recognised as rape by a New Zealand court. Other jurisdictions could follow suit.
As women around the world call out sexual misconduct, the role of men in rooting out misogyny needs to be considered
Pakistan’s president is facing a backlash for his comments on sexual violence against women.
Removing funding from research-led projects puts people in highly vulnerable situations.
A gender perspective on public health is essential to human rights and safety in crisis situations.
Many people do not realise victims do not have access to their own lawyers to protect their privacy and individual interests at trial.
Juries in rape cases must decide whether the prosecution has proven there was no free and voluntary consent. And this is where broader societal attitudes come into play.
Victim-survivors want to have their experiences heard and the wrong against them acknowledged — sadly, the opposite often occurs.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has reminded the public of low abduction statistics, but instances of sexual misconduct in public are still alarmingly high
Because of its extreme violence, the Hathras rape sent shock waves throughout India: it is a disturbing reminder of the normalization of rape culture there and should be seen as a call to action.
When rape allegations are in the news, it can be a traumatic experience for survivors of past sexual violence. But there are ways to shield yourself from further trauma.
There are many legitimate reasons why survivors of sexual violence may not immediately report to police. But a delay in reporting, in itself, should not affect the credibility of the allegations.