In war-torn Goma, Congo, orthopedic surgeon Kasereka “Jo” Lusi performs much-needed operations—and fights for the rights of the women he’s helping.

Individuals who feel they are at risk of domestic violence are able to seek a court-ordered restraining order for protection. Gun violence prevention experts argue that a similar legal tool should be available to families when they believe that a relative presents a…

By Leonard Rubenstein Just before WHO Director-General Margaret Chan gave her plenary speech to the World Health Assembly delegates on May 18, the Assembly held a moment of silence and a candle was lit in memory of the many health workers killed in the line of…

Sudan has overhauled a law that led to rape victims being put on trial for adultery, a crime punishable by jail, flogging or even stoning. The new law introduces a precise definition of rape as a penetrative sexual act involving physical or psychological force. The change…

In many Asian countries, the "family shame factor" is at the root of the violence that many LGBT youth experience at home, according to a Reuters story.   To escape beatings, LGBT Asian youth are increasingly leaving home to find acceptance in urban centers. Frequently,…

What to do about gun violence in Honduras, a problem that can't be solved by a breakthrough medication or vaccine? That challenge was tackled by 140 students on 24 teams participating in Emory University's Global Health Case Competition. The best solution—capitalizing on…

By Ben Tidwell While the prevalence of female genital mutiliation (FGM) in Iraq (8%) means it does not enter the conversation frequently, rates in Iraqi Kurdistan are estimated to be between 60-70%. (Sources here and here.)

There is an elephant in the room. He has been stomping around the world for years, spraying graffiti on mosques, igniting fights and fires. His memory is exceptional, but selective, holding fast to images of war and terrorist attacks.  He even takes lives point blank.