When Rosemarie Reilly’s boyfriend threatened to kill her, it was up to a Michigan judge to decide whether to take away his guns as part of her temporary protective order. The judge opted not to. Before long, Jeremy shot Rosemarie dead and took his own life.  

Last week, besieged members of the US Congress barricaded themselves from violence—and experienced the terror that hundreds of thousands of American students have endured. 

Surging COVID-19 cases and politics that “fly in the face of sound science and data-driven policy,” have brought public health in America to “a moment of truth,” philanthropist Michael R.

Ugandan authorities are using the cover of COVID-19 pandemic emergency powers to crack down on LGBTQ+ people, targeting them for arrest and extortion, a 

From an increase in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, to more women murdered in Brazil and Mexico, and an uptick in reports of missing women in Peru, violence against women has increased dramatically during the pandemic, 

The brutal rape and torture of a 19-year-old Maha Dalit woman in September

Violence against women is pervasive in Latin America at the best of times, but the pandemic has exacerbated those dangers. In Peru, 1,400+ women have disappeared since March, when the country entered a COVID-19 state of emergency.     “How can women still disappear if we're…

For many parents facing allegations of child abuse, their fates lie in the hands of a type of medical specialist they never knew existed: the child-abuse pediatrician.   Hundreds of these specialists operate across the US, stepping in when suspected abuse involves a medical…

For children fighting cancer at St.

Critics say the White House’s much-anticipated new strategy to address the rise in suicides doesn’t go far enough—but it does take on a hot-button issue, particularly around veterans: access to firearms.