There is a clear need for youth-centred policy at the federal and provincial levels that specifically addresses dating violence.
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.
When addressing domestic and partner violence, First Nations communities need to be involved in how men’s behaviour change programs are developed and delivered.
Western University students march during a walkout in support of sexual assault survivors, in London, Ont., on Sept. 17.
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Universities must take leadership in the fight to stop sexual and gender-based violence in first-year orientation week.
Data from the UK Musician’s Union shows that half of their members have experienced sexual harassment at work.
Rural Eastern Cape
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Perceptions of marriage abduction as a recent phenomenon hide the violence that has been done to women as part of culture.
LGBTQ+ communities experience violence and abuse at similar, if not greater rates than cisgender, heterosexual women. Their stories need to be heard.
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Prominent cases continue to draw attention to the wrongful imprisonment of First Nations women.
A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
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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.
About 62% of Sierra Leonean women aged 15-49 have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
Human rights defenders speaking out for women march through an informal settlement in Nairobi.
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Removing funding from research-led projects puts people in highly vulnerable situations.
Thousands of teenagers have spoken up about sexual violence and harassment in secondary education on the Everyone’s Invited site.
An app to record consent won’t address the real problems of sexual violence and how our society responds to it.
Missing poster for Sarah Everard in London, who was last spotted walking from Clapham Junction towards Brixton.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has reminded the public of low abduction statistics, but instances of sexual misconduct in public are still alarmingly high
Beth in ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ is surrounded by a community of male allies in awe of her brilliance.
Can everyday women expect men to dramatically revise their sexist attitudes like the men surrounding the chess whiz in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’? The MeToo utopia answers: Why shouldn’t they?
When rape allegations are in the news, it can be a traumatic experience for survivors of past sexual violence. But there are ways to shield yourself from further trauma.
There are many legitimate reasons why survivors of sexual violence may not immediately report to police. But a delay in reporting, in itself, should not affect the credibility of the allegations.
Civil rights activists at a rally calling for the rescue of abducted Chibok school girls in Nigeria.
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Adolescent girls face unique challenges in times of conflict and crisis yet they are rarely consulted about how to engender peace in their communities.
Victim and perpetrator: Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court.
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Sex and gender-based offences have become an increasing focus of war crimes trials at the International Criminal Court.
The Victorian parliament is considering a bill to change laws that prevent sexual violence victim-survivors from speaking about their experience. But some of the details need to be reconsidered.
The country has one of the highest rates of rape in the world.
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Adolescents and young adults who reported having experienced sexual violence were more likely to have also had an unintended pregnancy.