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Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life. IStock

The scourge of sexual violence in West Africa, unveiled

More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.
Parliamentary hearings into Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual assault allegations against the 2018 world junior team left more questions than answers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fixing the problems at Hockey Canada will be difficult without leadership changes

Hockey Canada has fallen short of its mission to ‘Lead, Develop and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences’ in its handling of sexual violence perpetrated by and against Hockey Canada players.
People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Showered in sexism: Hockey culture needs a reckoning

We need to question how gender is understood, constructed and performed by hockey players, teams, coaches and organizations to truly change the culture.
The whole-life sentence metered out to Wayne Couzens can be seen as a sign that gendered violence is finally being taken as seriously as activists and mourners alike have demanded that it should. Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

Wayne Couzens: Sarah Everard’s killer is appealing his whole-life sentence – what does that mean?

Whole-life sentences are rarely handed down in the UK. Recent instances of their use point to gendered violence finally being taken more seriously.
A Ukrainian woman who fled the war is pictured with her son after they crossed into Moldova on March 18, 2022. Andrea Mancini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ukrainian female refugees are fleeing a war, but in some cases more violence awaits them where they find shelter

While most people offering support to Ukrainians are well-intentioned, it’s not always the case. There are a reports of women and girls fleeing Ukraine being raped in their new countries.

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