For some former girl soldiers in the DRC, the pain of transitioning back to their former lives sends them back to the armed groups, where sexual violence against girls is routine.  What the Girls Say, a new Child Soldiers International publication, reports that the girls,…

Prosecutors charged 5 Michigan officials—including Nick Lyon, the head of the health department—with involuntary manslaughter yesterday over their roles in the Flint water contamination crisis.

Brazil’s murder rate in 2015 has risen to “endemic” levels per the “2017 Atlas of Violence.”  

This story will break your heart. Then the next day, when you remember it, it will break your heart again. Last September, the children of an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina joined the more than 135,000 other students from at least 164 US schools that have…

Last week, terrorist group Boko Haram released 82 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Nigeria in 2014. They remain in government custody over 600 miles away in the capital city of Abuja, leaving some families frustrated with the delay.   Officials say evaluation is needed before…

A must-read Huffington Post piece cuts through the often-numbing statistics on gun violence and the blur of mass-shooting stories.   Trauma surgeon Amy Goldberg, chair of Temple University Hospital’s Department of Surgery, keeps a bullet in her office that she pulled from a…

Global leaders condemned the Bashar al-Assad regime Tuesday after a chemical attack in a rebel-held area of Syria killed dozens of people—including children—and left survivors writhing and gasping for air, according to The New York Times.   In one of the worst chemical…

Author Sandra Newman argues that to prevent rape, we must stop viewing it as unlike other crimes. She traces past theories about why men rape, touching on Freudian theorists of the mid-20th century, who blamed women, and the groundbreaking work of Susan Brownmiller, who…

6 aid workers were killed last weekend in South Sudan, attacked in an ambush on the road from Juba, the capital, to Pibor.   The UN has not yet identified the nationalities of the aid workers or their organization. But the attack marks the latest in a string of assaults on…

Syrian authorities systematically use rape and sexual violence to repress women perceived as opposition allies, reports journalist Marie Forestier. The results of her report for the London School of Economics’ Centre for Women, Peace and Security were based on 70 interviews…