Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets.
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Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
Women get shut down when bringing up the still-taboo subject of sexual assault.
A scholar who studies Holocaust survivors sees an explanation for why women change their stories of sexual assault, even now in the
The Gender Equality Act in Victoria creates an obligation to understand how gender affects needs and experiences, and to design, assess and manage public spaces so women feel safe in those places.
Women protest chronically high rates of femicide – the killing of women – in Mexico City in November 2019.
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In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico’s murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city’s enormous main square, during the International Women’s Day March.
For some survivors of sexual violence, the lockdown has brought on more trauma.
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New research with survivors of sexual violence who have been forced to migrate reveals difficulties of COVID-19 lockdowns.
Kenyan women launched the #HerLifeMatters campaign in Nairobi in 2019 against femicide.
An international protocol to document and investigate sexual violence in conflict is falling short.
Our research on gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units in Victoria shows many women are not safe in these environments.
Dating app Tinder has come under increasing scrutiny over harassment facilitated by the platform. But its new safety measures, while undoubtedly an improvement, are unlikely to prevent abuse.
A typical informal settlement in South Africa.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men’s perpetration, but not women’s experiences of violence.
Gender stereotyping might be funny, but it’s no joke. A public health professor explains why she took action against everyday sexism when she heard it in a radio advert.
Government policy must do more to reflect the fact that rape isn’t just something that happens to women and girls.
Porn shapes how boys and men see girls and women, and how girls and women see themselves.
We can teach young people to respond more critically to pornography, helping them assess and respond to pornography’s influence.
‘The rapist is you’ sung next to Tower Bridge on December 7.
Las Tesis Londres 7 December 2019
A Chilean feminist anthem is being sung across the world in protest at violence against women.
Grace Millane was killed while visiting New Zealand in December 2018.
Grace Millane’s murder trial demonstrated it is still possible to question a woman’s behaviour without understanding the gendered nature of men’s violence against women.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019.
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Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
ohingyas refugees gather near the fence at the ‘no man’s land’ zone between the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The Gambia has announced it’ll take a case against Myanmar to the ICJ.
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The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
Technology can help crime victims deal with the situation - but the best solution is to avoid people being victims in the first place.
The Rape-aXe ‘female condom’, anti-rape underwear and an anti-groping stamp are all now on the market. But they put the onus on women to protect themselves, rather than on men not to attack them.
Indonesian women participate in a rally for equal rights outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March 2017.
Indonesia’s populist morality movement considers talking about eliminating sexual violence against women is the same as supporting women’s right to have sex outside of marriage.
Women living with HIV shared their realities with the Women, Art, and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study. Here, ‘Body Map,’ by Peggy F.
Peggy F. / Women, Art and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study
Changes to the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada must consider the vulnerability and violence experienced by women living with HIV.
With 1,812 women killed this year already, Mexico is Latin America’s second-deadliest place for women after Brazil.
Women in Mexico are lashing out against rampant sexual violence, police abuse and policies that hurt working mothers.