40 years ago in Peru, Victoria Villanueva helped found Manuela Ramos (named for “everywoman”) to lobby for reduced sexual violence and decriminalization of abortion in rape cases. But there are still around 3 rapes an hour in Peru—one of the worst in the region. The…

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women and girls detailed horrific “sweeping and methodical” rape at the hands of Burma’s security forces.Aung San Suu Kyi’s government denies accounts of rape; an internal military investigation last month concluded such assaults never took place.

The Associated Press uncovered nearly 2,000 reports of rape and abuse concerning UN peacekeepers and the people they were charged with protecting between 2004 and 2016.From rape of women and children to forced prostitution and trafficking, some peacekeepers allegedly…

Author Sandra Newman argues that to prevent rape, we must stop viewing it as unlike other crimes. She traces past theories about why men rape, touching on Freudian theorists of the mid-20th century, who blamed women, and the groundbreaking work of Susan Brownmiller, who…

Bad laws undermine the fight against rape and sexual violence, a new report by Equality Now charges.  

Listening to survivor narratives and personalizing care may be the key to reestablishing health for victims of rape and serious physical harm. That’s the thought behind the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) One-Stop Centre program, which gathers medical, behavioral…

Tanzania passed a new law making child marriage illegal under any circumstances, with a 30-year jail term for Tanzanian men who marry or impregnate schoolgirls. The law focuses on protecting girls, but is also designed to work hand-in-hand with Tanzania's free education…

India’s rural male-dominated village councils persist with seeming impunity, meting out barbaric punishments to victims rather than perpetrators. In one of the worst examples, a West Bengal clan council ordered the gang rape of a woman as punishment for relations with a…

Victims of childhood sexual abuse should not only be screened for sexually transmitted infections and offered appropriate treatment, but also be offered human papillomavirus vaccination, experts write in a Lancet commentary. The Reasoning: Cervical or vaginal trauma…

The South African township of Khayelitsha is on the frontline of a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportion. With one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world outside of a conflict zone, it is estimated that 1 in 3 children living in Khayelitsha suffers…