Interviews with Rwandan women from the military who had served on peacekeeping missions found many felt ill-equipped for what they had to deal with.
Bright lighting alone does not make a space feel safe. It can blind and disorientate and create dark shadows at the edges. Tellingly, 'unsafe' places had much higher illuminance than 'safe' places.
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
A strong link exists among sexual violence, substance use disorder and HIV in women. Why are the women who are most at risk being overlooked?
Sen. Martha McSally has broken gender barriers right and left. Despite the power she amassed over a career of firsts, she felt 'powerless' when raped. She's not the only woman to feel that way.
A brutal rape at Pamplona's 2016 running of the bulls outraged Spain. Then came #MeToo. With ever more Spaniards taking up the feminist mantle, schools – many of which are not coed – lag behind.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Universities have done a lot over the last two years to respond to the high rate of sexual assault and harassment on campus, but we still don't know whether rates of incidents have dropped.
An employment law expert explains why it's time CEOs had to follow the same rules and harassment policies as every other employee.
The absence of strict law enforcement against perpetrators has meant institutions of higher education continue to have high numbers of sexual violence cases.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad should strengthen efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Self-examination DNA collection techniques can help women bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
It's time to stop surveying women about their experiences as rape victims, time to research the men who perpetrate these crimes and work to inebriate and isolate women.
A well-known scholar of violence against women describes her own harrowing assault – and how the #MeToo movement changed her professionally and personally.
Many women do not feel safe at music festivals, citing the particular combination of big crowds and alcohol and drug intake making them particularly wary.
With the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two leaders who fight against sexual violence as a tool of war, we looked into our archive to find stories about those efforts across the globe.