Rape and sexual violence have been under the spotlight in India since the 2012 gang rape and killing of a 23-year-old student on a Delhi bus, which sparked massive protests and inspired lawmakers to order the creation of fast-track courts dedicated to rape cases and stiffen penalties for those convicted of the crime.
This week, Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the state of the literature on sexual violence in conflict.
A bottleneck continues to build in Mexico near the US-Mexico border, as a public health order invoked by the Trump administration remains in place and shuts out many migrants and asylum-seekers from entering the United States.
A recent survey by a UK recruitment company indicates that over two-thirds of transgender people nationwide continue to conceal their identity at work, and the numbers are increasing.
It’s been five years since China issued its landmark national domestic violence law. Since then, the conversation still remains taboo and survivors have turned to social media to raise awareness and call for help.
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research by political scientist Jana Krause on interactions between post-election violence and sexual violence in Kenya and Nigeria.
An Olympic medalist’s sexual assault allegations against a former coach have opened up a conversation about gender roles, discrimination, power dynamics and everyday sexism in Greek society.
In her music and poetry, Shungudzo tackles the racist experiences she had growing up in Zimbabwe and the US.
The apologies follow a five-year investigation that found an “appalling level of infant mortality” in the institutions.
They are more likely to go without food so others in their family can eat. And, for them, hunger leads to other dangers.
Only 1,100 legal abortions are officially reported to have been carried out in Poland last year. But women’s rights groups estimate more than 200,000 women in Poland accessed abortion illegally or travelled abroad for the procedure.