Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

The people of Pittsburgh and America are mourning the loss of 11 people who were killed at a synagogue on Saturday. 6 others were injured.   The victims at the Tree of Life Congregation were ages 54 to 97 and included a husband and wife and 2 brothers. The 46-year-old…

Many shooting survivors live with remnants of horror lodged in their bodies, in the form of bullets and shrapnel too dangerous to remove. For some, these uninvited foreign objects are ticking time bombs. 10 years after he survived the Virginia Tech shooting, Colin Goddard…

This year marks 30 years since the “Hargeisa Holocaust”—when Somali dictator Siad Barre massacred some 200,000 Isaaq tribespeople. The US played a considerable role, and Paul Manafort was doing Barre’s PR. People still live among skeletal remains from some 200 mass graves,…

Violence has been an everyday reality in Somalia since civil war erupted in 1991. Amid the shape-shifting war, “clan conflict gradually morphed into an all-out war against… al-Shabab”—with “a disposable front line” of child soldiers. The attendant trauma is impossible to…

For girls living in Nigeria’s Madinatu camp for internally displaced persons, many of whom have escaped Boko Haram, leaving the premises to fetch water leaves them vulnerable to trafficking and violence. But with sorely limited access to water, girls living in camps have no…

CDC stats are trusted, accessible and endlessly cited. But recent CDC data showing an alarming 37% spike in nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2015-2016 conflicts with other stats that reveal an overall decrease in American firearm harm.

40 years ago in Peru, Victoria Villanueva helped found Manuela Ramos (named for “everywoman”) to lobby for reduced sexual violence and decriminalization of abortion in rape cases. But there are still around 3 rapes an hour in Peru—one of the worst in the region. The…

A 400-page UN report released Tuesday details how Burma’s military aimed to “instill immediate terror” by raining gunfire on Rohingya villages, shooting at homes “indiscriminately” and settling them aflame.  

The UN issued a report this week indexing a horrific list of alleged international war crimes committed by “all factions” involved in Yemen’s ongoing violent conflict.