Some scholars have argued that gender-based violence has an evolutionary root, a controversial view of a universal problem
A recent conference demonstrated how eager young women in Sierra Leone were for information, and how helpful it is to receive it
With high rates of sexual violence in the country, it’s not surprising that bestiality exists.
Among other psychosocial concerns, pre-teen and teenage births contribute to poor mother and child nutrition results
Acting judge Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s acquittal of a rape suspect has raised controversy, but legal experts say the fault lay with legislators and not the court
Ending violence against children is one of the most important priorities, but it won’t happen without political leadership
“Every day, on average, 137 women are killed by a member of their own family,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, in a statement released in March last year. These appalling figures are just one of the many consequences of gender-based violence and abuse, namely domestic abuse, which is defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner
South African authorities were poised to add rape charges to those faced by Bushiri in mid-November when he skipped bail and the border to return to Malawi
Prosecutors’ extradition request details how Bushiri allegedly raped women as young as 17
How many times should we be outraged before real action is taken to prevent, and not just address, the scourge of sexual abuse in schools?
For South Sudanese refugees, fleeing war and sexual violence is only the beginning of their struggles, writes Amanda Sperber from northern Uganda. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
In Nigeria, survivors of sexual violence and workplace sexual harassment know that facts are not enough
Those who have been violated are called on to solve the problem of gender-based violence
Washington threatened a veto if the text spoke of reproductive rights
Many attacks go unpunished, and those that are reported often fail to end in indictments or make it through the judicial system, rights groups say
Life Orientation 2.0? Why it may be time for a new take on an old subject.
The youngest children are the ones most at risk — and less likely to report it.
When people can’t get to healthcare, healthcare needs get to them.
Women and others are coming forward to say #MeToo. Men in general are silent, knowing they, too, could rightly be the next accused.
"I will speak out about abusers in the workplace, whatever the consequences".
Breaking the silence on sexual violation is powerful but how we do it is another question
The spotlight is currently on the physical and sexual violence that women experience daily in South Africa.
Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
A national policy on sexual assault has been in draft form for years. Now, the country now has the chance to put survivors of sexual violence first.
Refugee women and girls fearing sexual violence are taking matters into their own hands.
Additional funding has saved government’s Thuthuzela Care Centres at the eleventh hour but poorly performing facilities may still close.
‘Tensions are on the increase and we are very concerned.’
Anger over the government’s absolute failure to tackling gender-based violence has seen a resurgence of gender activism – and it’s young and militant.
It’s difficult to speak out but their evidence can help to change laws and provide justice and support.
Rape culture pervades university life, but it can be eradicated if reflection replaces self-preservation.
Child marriage affects nearly half of Mozambique’s girls. The country has unveiled a national plan to end this practice.
Report says alcohol use fuels an already unequal power relationship between men and women, resulting in several negative outcomes.