In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
President Ramaphosa's emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
The state of emergency ultimately led to substantial legal changes that should better protect women and girls. But what really happened?
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
An increasing demand for sex robots is concerning, as there are ethical concerns about a possible related increase in gender-based violence.
#MeToo has brought tremendous attention to the issue of sexual violence, and a Calgary-based male-only education and mentorship program is responding.
Despite some progress in recent years in addressing gender-based violence, there is still a long way to go. A concerted and holistic approach is needed.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
Very few women, especially those married, feel protected by the domestic violence laws in Sierra Leone.
The refugee convention wasn't designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.
A study in Kenya found that the lower men ranked themselves in society, the more violent they were with their intimate partners.
There's increasing global recognition that violence against women and children often occur together in homes.
Mozambique has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Researchers hope to reduce this, with an ambitious project aimed at empowering women and girls.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don't make a difference, but their genders do.
Unless we’re addressing inequalities everywhere, we will achieve equality nowhere.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.