It could be half a century before global health organizations achieve equity in their leadership, according to the Global Health 50/50 report—released yesterday on International Women’s Day, The Guardian reports.  

MINUSTAH—the notorious UN mission in Haiti—was mired in controversy over sexual abuse allegations against uniformed staffers.   But little is known about the children they left behind—the “Petit MINUSTAH”—and their families.   Researchers interviewed some 2,500 Haitians…

North Korea’s “gross failure” to protect even the most basic health of its children is a violation of human rights, says W. Courtland Robinson, lead author of a new study on the health of DPRK children.    The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea cites systemic abuses…

In Afghanistan, women who fail to bleed on their wedding night, are seen walking with men, or anger their families—all could be subjected to virginity tests. Virtually all the women and girls arrested for “moral crimes” in Afghanistan were subjected to virginity…

Aja Newman thought she was in good hands at Mount Sinai Emergency Department with a charming “superstar” teaching physician—until he masturbated on her while she was sedated.   People didn’t want to believe her; allies flocked to Newman's defense. But she’d collected…

“As some collect butterflies, he collects beautiful minds,” a 2002 New York magazine article said of now-disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who recently killed himself in a jail cell while facing charges of trafficking underage girls for sex.  

In Malawi, it’s standard practice for women to sell fish caught by men and pay them later—but if the numbers don’t add up, transactional sex offers another form of payment, Marc Silver reports.   While “fish for sex” is common in sub-Saharan Africa, it also comes with heavy…

300,000 people have fled ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast in this month alone, UNHCR reported yesterday. Reports of fighting between the Congolese armed forces and non-state forces in the country’s Djugu territory include “brutalities…

In Benin’s commercial capital Cotonou, scores of young Nigerian girls wait to be sent to their new husbands, their families paid small dowries in exchange for their daughters. “But nobody knows the real intentions of the men who ‘commissioned’ these girls. Or if they exist…

UNAIDS’ top brass are actively suppressing an independent report investigating sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power at the embattled agency, according to AIDS-Free World and Code Blue. The UNAIDS governing body commissioned the report in the wake of a high-…