1 in 3 married Palestinian women are exposed to some form of gender-based violence—yet most women who seek physical treatment aren’t referred on for further care.   Hoping to change that, Palestinian epidemiologist Amira Shaheen is researching the Palestinian health care…

A single hospital ward with 8 beds, served by one psychologist isn’t enough for any country’s mental health program—but especially not for war-torn South Sudan, home to more than 10 million.   One survey found signs of PTSD in over 40% of people surveyed in 6 states.…

Kyrgyzstan outlawed “bride kidnappings”—women abducted and forced to marry—in 2013. The UNDP still estimates some 14% of women under 24 are captured and coerced annually, sometimes by their own female family members who may later shame them into staying in abusive…

When doctors tied her limbs and scraped the lining of her uterus without anesthesia after her miscarriage, it was “the 30 most horrible minutes of my life,” Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic-Lesandric told her colleagues in a male-dominated parliament last October.  

Think slavery is a shameful relic of our past? Think again. Some 40 million men, women and children are forced into labor today—from different races, and for different reasons, writes Loughborough University’s Catherine Armstrong in The Conversation.  

Beyond lip service, what’s being done to prevent the mistreatment of medical students? Not much, according to a lit review.   Researchers led by Laura M. Mazer of Stanford University School of Medicine combed 3,300 articles, and found only 10 peer-reviewed studies detailing…

The UN goal to end forced labor and modern slavery by 2030 feels more elusive than ever, with at least 40 million people trapped in forced labor or marriage.   The vast majority are women—but more children and men are falling prey, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.  

Accounts of long-term damage from repetitive brain injury to NFL players are headline news, but there is another exponentially larger and more vulnerable population at risk of catastrophic permanent injury: survivors of partner abuse.

The abuse of older people is a bigger problem than previously thought and likely to worsen as the world’s population ages, according to a WHO-supported study published in The Lancet Global Health.

About 141 million older adults around the world are abused each year, according to researchers from the University of California, Davis. Their review and analysis of 52 studies from 28 countries found an overall prevalence rate of 15.7%—about 1 in 6 older adults worldwide…