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Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group with the new ANROWS report. Provided by author

Safe, respected and free from violence: preventing violence against women in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has the highest rates of domestic, family, and sexual violence in Australia. The Tangentyere women’s group shows how prevention projects can address gender inequality.
An activist holds a placard reading “my outfit is not an invitation” during a demonstration against the television channel Nouvelle Chaine Ivorienne following a shocking programme on rape. SIA KAMBOU/AFP via Getty Images

Rape culture in Côte d'Ivoire can shift if survivors get support to speak without blame and shame

The practice of blaming and stigmatising rape survivors has devastating consequences. It silences them and protects rapists. It discourages survivors from accessing healthcare and pursuing justice.
There is a clear need for youth-centred policy at the federal and provincial levels that specifically addresses dating violence. (Shutterstock)

Adolescent dating violence affects 1 in 3, but murky policies mean most adults don’t know how to help

One in three Canadian youth experience dating violence. Early intervention is critical to preventing the negative effects, but adolescents report significant barriers to finding support.
A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Sex trafficking isn’t what you think: 4 myths debunked – and 1 real-world way to prevent sexual exploitation

Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.

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