Whether the perpetrator in the attack on a Muslim family that left four dead is charged with terrorism remains to be seen. But laying terrorism charges is legally complex.
The Senegalese culture of discretion, called “sutura”, inhibits survivors of sexual violence from publicly denouncing perpetrators.
The judgment document in the Toronto van attack case pointed out that the attacker’s motivations were unclear but related to other ideologically informed violent acts.
Nigerian women’s experiences of conflict mirror their unequal status and the prevalence of gender violence in and out of conflict.
Living in societies with gender bias can harm women’s health.
With obscenities and violence, rioters at the Capitol left an obvious message: angry contempt for women.
In 2020, the #MeToo movement caused ripples in Turkey and Iran, renewing attention to gender-based violence and sexual assault.
The protests carried on for days and continue to simmer in a country whose social fabric has been torn by toxic masculinity and a violent colonial past.
Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners.
Misogyny combined with partisan vitriol is a dangerous combination for women politicians and American democracy, says a recent House resolution denouncing ‘violence against women in politics.’
Police news releases and media reporting of assault incidents sometimes mention victims suffered no physical injuries. Here’s why that’s so dismissive and harmful.
Gender-based violence needs urgent attention in South Africa.
The decision to charge an incel youth with terrorism reinforces worrying trends in counterterrorism.
New research with survivors of sexual violence who have been forced to migrate reveals difficulties of COVID-19 lockdowns.
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.