Charts, graphs and maps of gun violence in America looked eerily familiar to physician and epidemiologist Gary Slutkin, and in 2000 he founded Cure Violence to combat the issue like an infectious disease. In 25 cities worldwide, including in Iraq and Honduras, the program…

Widespread killings and rapes by South Sudanese government forces and their allies against civilians may amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report detailing the atrocities.  Based on interviews with 170 survivors in the past couple of…

The UK has launched Petals, a free app developed by a team at Coventry University, to educate girls about FGM and allow them to access helplines anonymously. The app’s debut comes just ahead of “cutting season” when girls living in the UK are at risk of illegally being…

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…

WashPo Wonkblog writer Christopher Ingraham leads his posting by sharing and describing a photo that had been tweeted of the front page of Thursday morning's edition of the Charleston Post & Courier. Pasted smack dab over the headline “Church attack kills 9” is a sticky…

A new study highlighted strengths and weaknesses of policies and guidelines aimed at helping women affected by violence in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Determined to tackle female genital mutilation and child marriage, international development secretary Justine Greening described the focus of Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) on women and girls as “relentless.” “The days of being able to simply…

Domestic abuse is rife in India’s Dharavi slum, where the Little Sister Project uses the new Eyewatch app to improve reporting and track repeat violence.

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…