More girls than ever are in school—but other measures of equality are falling far short, according to a UNICEF report marking 25 years since a landmark conference on the rights of women and girls.  

Latin America has some of the highest rates of violence against women—and university campuses are far from immune.     A lack formal reporting protocol—or an unwillingness to enforce policies—has long enabled a “culture of machismo” that allows bad actors to maintain…

Africa’s first summit aimed at ending female genital mutilation and child marriage in Dakar, Senegal this week brought calls to step up law enforcement and gain support from religious leaders.  

Rampant violence against women in El Salvador spurred the country to enact the world’s only law against “femicide suicide”—denoting women abused to the point of taking their own lives. In the first half of 2018, 51 of 285 femicides fell into this category. Most of the…

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…

There’s insufficient research to measure the effectiveness of mass media messaging campaigns. A study overseen by Innovations for Poverty Action points to evidence that PSAs have potential to influence human behavior.  

For Indian airline executive ElsaMarie D’Silva, the gang rape that killed a Delhi college student in 2012 was a turning point.

Eliminating violence against women means banishing the medically unnecessary, traumatic practice of of so-called “virginity testing,” the UN said in a statement at the World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Rio de Janeiro.

Timely transportation can mean life or death for pregnant women facing complications but in conflict zones, rides to care aren’t guaranteed. Even in refugee camp settings, where women are more closely monitored, emergency vehicles may be scarce or targets for violence.