After Peng Shuai backtracked from accusing a top official of sexual assault, Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, tells The World’s host Marco Werman that her statement seems forced.
Several high-profile cases of sexual assault and child rape have bubbled to the surface in recent months. Each story has exposed a common denominator: a culture of silence and complicity in France that has let this kind of abuse continue for years — even decades.
A series of recent social media posts by Iranian women sparked public outrage in Iran and abroad. Some women’s rights activists see an opening to normalize public discussion around taboo subjects.
On Monday night, Colombia’s Constitutional Court voted to uphold a previous ruling that allows the procedure when a woman’s life is at risk, the fetus is malformed or the pregnancy is a result of rape.
Women in cities across Mexico have been protesting almost daily in response to two horrific murders this month. Estefanía Vela Barba, an attorney who directs Intersecta, a Mexico City-based NGO working to end gender discrimination, spoke to our host Marco Werman.
The World has given some thought to the musical trends that have stood out over the past decade. From K-pop to viral videos to a resurgence in vinyl, host Marco Werman highlights some of these trends, and more.
Are fewer women named Nobel laureates just because there have been fewer women scientists?
After three years in jail, 21-year-old Evelyn Hernández from El Salvador was acquitted of murder charges Monday. A victim of rape, she was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion after giving birth to a stillborn son.
South Korea's sex toy industry professionals say sex dolls are the answer to increasing loneliness in South Korean society. But critics have pushed back on the law and say these "real dolls" objectify women and lead to more sex crimes — a hot-button topic in the wake of South Korea's #MeToo movement.
With $1.3 billion in annual revenue, The Nature Conservancy is among the biggest environmental nonprofits in the world and, over nearly 70 years, it has protected 120 million of acres of land worldwide. But sexual harassment and discrimination allegations recently toppled four of its executives, including its CEO.