Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison.   Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery.   But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized.…

More than 50 women say they suffered sexual abuse by aid workers during Congo’s Ebola crisis, a joint 

For many parents facing allegations of child abuse, their fates lie in the hands of a type of medical specialist they never knew existed: the child-abuse pediatrician.   Hundreds of these specialists operate across the US, stepping in when suspected abuse involves a medical…

“If I call the [Nigeria CDC] hotline and they park the ambulance in front of the door, what will the neighbours think?” That was top of mind when Muhammad feared he had COVID-19.   In Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno State, a decade of conflict has weakened health…

A racist game played by ER staff in British Columbia—guessing the blood alcohol levels of Indigenous patients—is alarming but not surprising, CBC reports.  

The global uprising in response to the police killing of George Floyd has prompted a fresh look at discriminatory law enforcement across the globe. A new report from Amnesty International details how that has extended to COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe.  

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.