Sexual violence

Nathalie Vilgrain, sixth from left, is the head of Marijàn, a feminist organization in Port-Au-Prince that is sheltering about 150 women who have been displaced by sexual violence.

In Haiti, sexual violence is devastating women and girls

Sexual violence

Gender-based violence has become a systematic problem in Haiti, with rape incidents on the rise. Activists say the documented cases are just the tip of the iceberg.

The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

Rape is ‘the most neglected war crime,’ sexual violence expert says

Israel-Hamas war
At a playground in San Francisco, Deisy Ramírez reflects on how she found safety here after fleeing captivity in Guatemala

For immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, it’s a long road to asylum in the US

Women & Gender
A woman sits with her legs folded on the ground in a pose of shame and exhaustion.

For sexual assault victims in Ghana, justice is expensive — and elusive

Sexual violence
The World Health Organization (WHO) sign at its headquarters.

Sexual abuse during humanitarian operations still happens. What must be done to end it?

Human rights
A woman surrounded by other people writes on a white placard

Protesters in India call for justice for Dalit women who are victims of sexual violence

Sexual violence

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.

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This teen’s TikTok video takes on Malaysia’s toxic culture of misogyny

Sexual violence

Ain Husniza’s video exposing rape culture at her school was viewed at least 1.9 million times, sparking a national conversation on sexual harassment and misogyny.

A woman stands in an abandoned building with light coming through the window.

Sexual violence in conflict: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the ethics of studying wartime sexual violence.

A man wearing jeans and sweater throws a rock near a fire burning outside

When it rains, it wars: Tracking intersecting security threats, Part I

Critical State

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.

Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou poses for a photograph during an interview for The Associated Press, at Agios Kosmas marina in southern Athens, Feb. 4, 2021. Bekatorou is the most successful female athlete in Greek sporting history who rece

Greece ‘finally’ has its #MeToo moment 


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.