Adolescents and young adults who reported having experienced sexual violence were more likely to have also had an unintended pregnancy.
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.
A scholar who studies Holocaust survivors sees an explanation for why women change their stories of sexual assault, even now in the
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.
In our media analysis, we found that rapists were mainly people the victims knew.
Queensland's 120-year-old mistake of fact excuse allows defendants to argue they honestly and reasonably believed the other person consented to sex — even if they did not.
Gender-based violence needs urgent attention in South Africa.
Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
Harvey Weinstein's conviction isn't the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.
It's dehumanising when cartoonists use images of sexual violence to make broad-brush comments about society.
Our research on gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units in Victoria shows many women are not safe in these environments.
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.
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.
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.
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
Government policy must do more to reflect the fact that rape isn't just something that happens to women and girls.
Neither jurors nor judges can be relied upon to put aside their incorrect beliefs about rape. What's the answer?
We can't just blame falling rape prosecutions on a lack of resources.
Uber's first safety report revealed 107 deaths and nearly 6,000 sexual assaults over two years. But the rideshare service may still be safer than the alternatives.
As NSW reviews its consent laws, it should look to lessons from other states. While affirmative consent is regarded as the best model, its wording in Victoria offers limited protection in court.