Nursing home residents are being evicted from facilities—some without their families’ knowledge—and placed in “homeless shelters, rundown motels and other unsafe facilities,"according to a New York Times investigation.

Physical, financial, psychological, verbal and sexual abuse of older people was already rising globally.  COVID-19 has made it much worse, says HelpAge International. The network of seniors advocacy organizations tracked increasing reports since the…

COVID-19 restrictions put 9.5 million women and girls at risk of losing access to reproductive health services and possibly leading to 11,000 pregnancy-related deaths, according to Marie Stopes International, The Guardian reports

Stay-at-home orders are leaving domestic violence victims trapped with their abusers.  

In the absence of government action on human trafficking, teachers in Mexico are using games to break the cycle of human trafficking.   A common ambition among students: “‘I want to be a trafficker like my grandfather,’” says a project leader in Tlaxcala state, a…

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…