Back in 2005, the UN declared Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, its hospitals flooded with victims of facial trauma. Since then, the country has seen a 60% drop in the murder rate. What changed?

Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.

Prisoners are subjected to a relentless pattern of abuse in the notorious Jail Ogaden prison in Ethiopia’s Somali region, according to a Human Rights Watch report published this week.

The people fleeing villages in South Sudan due to renewed conflict brought the possessions they could carry and the horror they endured. Thousands are believed to have been displaced from villages in Leer and Mayendit counties by troops who destroyed food stores and…

India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.

Violent crime is spreading like a disease in America’s cities; why hasn’t it been treated like one? As his work in Chicago shows, that approach works, says Gary Slutkin. The infectious disease specialist worked on cholera, tuberculosis and AIDS epidemics before founding…

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

Attacks on health care killed nearly 400 patients and health workers in 2017 across 23 countries—and that’s likely a vast underestimate, found the latest report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

After years of policies limiting births of girls and favoring sons, China and India face decades of work addressing the effects of their male-heavy generations. In those 2 countries, men outnumber women by 70 million—distorting the economy and paralleling an uptick in…