Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy must include providing assistance to Rohingya women who have suffered sexual violence.
Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine deserve some measure of justice through co-ordinated, carefully planned action.
During epidemics, the measures taken to protect populations and to keep health systems afloat leave women and girls vulnerable to violence.
An international protocol to document and investigate sexual violence in conflict is falling short.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
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.
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.
There is an urgent need for a binding convention for the prohibition of violence against women.
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.
The prize recognises that violence against women has become a weapon of war.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
Such children suffer unique challenges.
As foreign Islamic State fighters return home, there needs to be proper prosecution of sexual violence in armed conflict.
The United Nations has had many chances to deal decisively with the endemic sexual and gender based violence against children in its missions. But the problem persists. What will it take to stop it?
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been convicted for crimes of sexual violence during war in the Central African Republic. It’s a significant case, but not the historic victory it’s been hailed as.
Domestic and sexual slavery are being used as weapons of war – and the victims are too often forgotten.
Even with the end of the war in central Africa, continuing instability in the region has triggered an epidemic of rape.