Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life.
More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.
Young women lack voice and visibility in discussions about family violence in Australia, and particularly intimate partner violence. This must change, urgently.
Women not free to enjoy festivals in the same way as men.
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Activists and scholars must rethink their neglect of male victims if South Africa is to better understand and resist sexual violence.
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For many female runners, the feeling of liberation that running can bring is marred by the ever-present threat of street harassment and violence. It’s a major obstacle to running participation.
Eritrean refugee children in Ethiopia.
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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are caught in a conflict in a country that was supposed to provide them refuge.
Women wait for food distribution to commence at the Government Girls Secondary School IDP camp in Monguno, Nigeria.
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Sexual violence against women and girls in Nigeria’s northeastern region persists because of the Nigerian government’s lax response to cases of sexual offences.
Parliamentary hearings into Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual assault allegations against the 2018 world junior team left more questions than answers.
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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.
Ukrainian women picket in Kyiv, Ukraine, in May 2022, calling for the rescue of Ukrainian fighters from the besieged Donbas city of Mariupol amid Russia’s invasion.
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Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine deserve some measure of justice through co-ordinated, carefully planned action.
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.
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We need to question how gender is understood, constructed and performed by hockey players, teams, coaches and organizations to truly change the culture.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp appear in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 5, 2022.
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What appears to be normal social media activity exposes a much darker reality: fan culture often leads to deeply harmful conversations shaping how people address and redress violence.
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.
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Whole-life sentences are rarely handed down in the UK. Recent instances of their use point to gendered violence finally being taken more seriously.
Founding member of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group, and anti-domestic violence campaigner R. Rubuntja.
The murder of R. Rubuntja brings to light the ways Australian media and the Australian justice system continues to fail First Nations women.
Rapes, torture and killings have all been reported from Bucha, Ukraine, where soldiers and investigators look at charred bodies lying on the ground.
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An expert on rape during war examines the emerging evidence from Ukraine that Russian soldiers raped Ukrainian women and explains the role rape plays in conflicts.
A Ukrainian woman who fled the war is pictured with her son after they crossed into Moldova on March 18, 2022.
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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.
Today’s students are part of a generation demanding society-wide change in the culture that perpetuates sexual violence, and the students expect their universities to lead the way.
Boda boda riders carry passengers at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
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The entire transport sector in Kenya is extremely chaotic and in need of urgent policy and legal interventions.
The damning findings of five years ago did prompt universities to change policies and practices. The problem is we still lack evidence for what works to prevent sexual violence on campus.
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Female survivors of sexual violence in Indonesia tell stories of their experience on Twitter and Facebook to seek safe space and share fears, grievances, despair and anger.
Online sexually violent behaviour can include sharing intimate images without consent.
The pandemic has led to an increase in online interactions, including sexually violent behaviours. Teens as young as 12 are affected, but many victims are not aware of their options in seeking justice.