Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women and girls detailed horrific “sweeping and methodical” rape at the hands of Burma’s security forces.Aung San Suu Kyi’s government denies accounts of rape; an internal military investigation last month concluded such assaults never took place.

In low- and middle-income countries, verbal and physical abuse of women seeking obstetric care is “widespread and pervasive” in the very facilities meant to ensure a safe delivery, write Kirsten Austad and colleagues.Despite global efforts to promote facility-based birthing…

The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.” Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country violence prevention…

This week’s terror attack in New York, when a man in a pick-up truck plowed into cyclists and pedestrians on a bike path, prompted safety advocates to call for increased protections against vehicles.   The attack, which killed 8 and injured nearly a dozen, follows a spate…

Mourning the 59 lives lost in the Last Vegas shooting that jolted the US this week, loved ones of the ~500 injured are also left to cope with uncertainty and radically altered lives.

Reeling from another mass shooting on Sunday at a Las Vegas concert, the US once again confronts its recurring nightmare of gun violence. With the death toll of the deadliest mass shooting at 59 and over 500 injuries, according to Reuters, the US debate over gun violence…

Experts fear the risk of bio-attacks is rising around the world. Yet budget cuts may soon shut down the U.S.’s only government lab devoted to studying bioweapons.2 decades ago, the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo cult, which terrorized Tokyo with toxic nerve gas in 1995, had to…

Catholic churches have moved to fill the spiritual and practical void left in the wake of the more than 14,000 killings associated with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.Churches have trained pastoral workers in grief counseling, raised funds to…

Even as mass shootings and acts of terrorism generate splashy media coverage, a cadre of journalists is working to tell more nuanced stories about the types of US gun violence that are far more common—accidental and intentional shootings, and suicide.   In fact, a recent…

US teens who are bullied are 3 times more likely to say they can access a loaded gun than kids who aren’t bullied, reports a new Journal of Adolescent Health study.   Of the more than 10,000 teens who took the National Crime Victimization Survey, 4.2% reported access to a…