Women are more likely to take fluid approach with their sexuality.
Women’s sexuality may be more flexible and adaptive than men’s.
Women display a poster during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy must include providing assistance to Rohingya women who have suffered sexual violence.
Defence Minister Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in December 2022 on her report to Parliament on culture change reforms at the Canadian Armed Forces. It’s the latest of many pledges to reform the CAF’s culture.
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Sexual violence in the Canadian Armed Forces is a common, dominant and serious issue that can have severe consequences for victims. Why is the military so slow to seriously address it?
Few cases of sexual assault by police are investigated by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, and fewer result in a conviction.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
Trust in the ability of the police to investigate rape cases has been severely hampered by very public failings such as the murder of Sarah Everard.
In England and Wales perpetrators of one of the gravest violent crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, are very unlikely to receive any punishment at all
Study finds that the language used in news reports is often part of the problem, not the solution.
As home secretary, Priti Patel explained the UK government’s reservations over certain provisions in the Istanbul convention.
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The Istanbul convention aims to tackle violence, including domestic abuse, rape, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Some states are wavering in their commitment to its provisions.
The pandemic and a health workers’ strike disrupted essential health services.
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Outpatient visits, screening and diagnostic services, and child immunisation were particularly negatively affected.
A new study of Australian media has found important cultural and social factors are omitted in reports about domestic violence. More must be done to improve understanding by journalists and audiences.
Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life.
More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.
Young women lack voice and visibility in discussions about family violence in Australia, and particularly intimate partner violence. This must change, urgently.
Women not free to enjoy festivals in the same way as men.
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Activists and scholars must rethink their neglect of male victims if South Africa is to better understand and resist sexual violence.
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For many female runners, the feeling of liberation that running can bring is marred by the ever-present threat of street harassment and violence. It’s a major obstacle to running participation.
Eritrean refugee children in Ethiopia.
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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are caught in a conflict in a country that was supposed to provide them refuge.
Women wait for food distribution to commence at the Government Girls Secondary School IDP camp in Monguno, Nigeria.
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Sexual violence against women and girls in Nigeria’s northeastern region persists because of the Nigerian government’s lax response to cases of sexual offences.
Parliamentary hearings into Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual assault allegations against the 2018 world junior team left more questions than answers.
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Hockey Canada has fallen short of its mission to ‘Lead, Develop and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences’ in its handling of sexual violence perpetrated by and against Hockey Canada players.
Ukrainian women picket in Kyiv, Ukraine, in May 2022, calling for the rescue of Ukrainian fighters from the besieged Donbas city of Mariupol amid Russia’s invasion.
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Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine deserve some measure of justice through co-ordinated, carefully planned action.
People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams.
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We need to question how gender is understood, constructed and performed by hockey players, teams, coaches and organizations to truly change the culture.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp appear in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 5, 2022.
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What appears to be normal social media activity exposes a much darker reality: fan culture often leads to deeply harmful conversations shaping how people address and redress violence.