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…

Bad laws undermine the fight against rape and sexual violence, a new report by Equality Now charges.  

The same gender norms that promote violence against heterosexual women are at play when South African women are abused by female partners, according to a 2016 report by a Cape Town advocacy group.  

Hobbled by a lack of CDC funds for gun-related research, gun violence researchers will have an even harder time getting support under the Trump administration, says UC Davis epidemiologist Garen Wintemute.  

Two unlikely partners are teaming up to tackle a statistic rarely discussed in the US gun debate: the fact that half of all US suicide deaths are by firearms.   The National Sports Shooting Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will distribute…

The gun industry, backed by Donald Trump Jr., is using public health as a reason to overturn US limits on firearm silencers. Industry and gun rights advocates are re-positioning a bill allowing the sale of silencers as a means of protecting the ear drums of 55 million gun…

 

School shootings are sadly commonplace in the US, but little scientific research has been devoted to studying their precise causes. To fill the gap and help direct public policy, Boston University researchers and others studied school shootings from 2013 through 2015.   The…

Despite the DRC’s claims that rapes have declined by 50% in 2 years, an investigation by The Guardian finds that the numbers have hardly changed.   According to UN data, incidents of gender-based violence have decreased from 19,937 in 2013 to 19,192 in 2015—a 4% drop—and…