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.
For young women in Queensland, the risk of unwanted sexual attention is high when they go out at night.
Rates of unwelcome advances haven’t changed under Queensland’s ‘Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence’ policies. In one entertainment district, it happened to 26% of women the night they were interviewed.
It is important to note that the actual number of women and children with disabilities who have become victims of sexual violence is much higher than the figures reported.
As politicians focus on the inauguration of a new parliament in October, supporters of the bill are concerned the bill might not be passed.
Why sexual and gender based violence has become a phenomenon within refugee families.
Rwandan peacekeepers in Mali in 2014.
United Nations Photo
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 light does not necessarily make a space feel safer, as seen here where there’s a sharp drop-off into dark shadows at the edge of the path.
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 and girls are at high risk of sexual exploitation in disaster situations.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Women who are sexually assaulted by their partners or other men sometimes turn to opioids to numb themselves.
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?
Indonesian Muslim women rally in support of equal rights and an end to violence against women outside the presidential palace in Jakarta in 2017.
It is the interests of both conservative and liberal parties to eliminate sexual violence.
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., spoke during a Senate hearing on March 6 about being sexually assaulted in the military.
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.
Smartphones have put the tools for bullying and voyeurism in the pockets of schoolchildren.
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.
Indian women hold protests against sexual violence.
AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File
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.
The anti-sexual violence bill aims to prohibit and prevent sexual violence including rape, forced prostitution, sexual slavery and sexual torture in the household, workplace and in public.
The anti-sexual violence bill protects and supports victims of sexual violence.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has made fighting rape a priority.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
The majority of Australian universities have implemented or beefed up existing policies to respond to sexual assault and harassment since 2017.
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.
Protesters stand outside the CBS shareholder’s meeting.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
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, gender inequality is fed by a deeply held concept called ‘hpon,’ which considers men to be spiritually and morally better than women.
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.