University students need more, and better, education in sexual violence prevention strategies.
A new report reveals that Australian universities are not as safe as they should be, and it's time they adopted strategies to fix the problem.
Men and women have starkly different experiences of public transport as they travel around the city.
Most women feel unsafe when using public transport. Instead of gender segregation, researchers suggest gender-sensitive design could be a better way to ensure safety for all.
Objectification occurs when individuals – typically women – are reduced to their body parts.
New research shows young women experience street harassment about once every two days.
A toxic corporate culture may begin at the top, but it doesn’t end there.
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Ethical scandals at Uber and Fox have focused attention on the leaders of the organizations, but the problems of a toxic culture often embed deep within an organization.
These South Sudanese soldiers are among those accused of rape, torture, killing and looting during an attack on aid workers.
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Who is responsible for this problem? Research indicates that it's often the victims' own colleagues, and that aid agencies don't do enough to stop it.
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump.
As long as the media gives disproportionate prominence to powerful voices, they'll be able to shape the way unflattering coverage unfolds.
How does a city shape women’s feelings of safety?
Pamela Salen, XYX Lab, Monash University 2017
Where do women feel safe - or unsafe - in city streets? A new research project has unearthed some disturbing responses.
Uber is the latest Silicon Valley company to find itself accused of sexism.
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The escalating indifference with which Uber allegedly reacted to a software engineer's harassment claims is the norm in the corporate world, where enforcing civil rights laws is seen as a tax on profits.
Women are more likely to intervene than men.
Preventing sexual violence is everyone's responsibility, but we need to be careful about how we do it.
Despite its progressive nature, The Age newspaper has never had a female editor-in-chief.
Women remain systemically underrepresented at the top levels of Australia's most powerful institutions – including the media, universities, government, judiciary and corporate sector.
Bullying behaviors can leave lasting damage.
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A scholar says bullying prevention programs fail to recognize that sexual harassment could be related to bullying.
Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016.
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Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
How do you defend yourself in virtual reality?
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Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
Intrusions from unknown men in public space form a fundamental factor in how women experience their bodies and live their freedom.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
Tackling entrenched sexualised mistreatment in a large organisation such as the Australian Federal Police is far more than a numbers game.
To say a workplace problem is systemic means that its underlying causes are deeply embedded in the structures and everyday practices of an organisation.
Sydney man Zane Alchin pleaded guilty to bombarding young women on Facebook with graphic, sexually violent messages.
A case in Sydney is the latest instance in which the powers-that-be contribute to the widespread victim-blaming and perpetrator-exonerating in relation to cyber violence against women and girls.