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…

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 duty.

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…