#Gender Based Violence

  • Article: Bolivia Declares Femicide a National Priority
    Girls & Women

    Bolivia Declares Femicide a National Priority

    July 17, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Seven in 10 women in Bolivia say they have suffered some type of violence inflicted by a partner. Read more

  • Article: Meet the Women Who Are Fighting Child Marriage One African Country at a Time
    Girls & Women

    Meet the Women Who Are Fighting Child Marriage One African Country at a Time

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|July 10, 2019

    Twelve million girls in Africa are forced into marriage before they’re 18 years old. Read more

  • Article: Rape of 8-Month-Old Baby in Cape Town Sparks Outrage Across South Africa
    Girls & Women

    Rape of 8-Month-Old Baby in Cape Town Sparks Outrage Across South Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 3, 2019

    “We must unite against this evil.” Read more

  • Article: 9 People Brutally Killed in Pakistan in Alleged 'Honor Killing'
    Girls & Women

    9 People Brutally Killed in Pakistan in Alleged 'Honor Killing'

    By Daniele Selby|July 1, 2019

    Despite stricter legislation passed in 2016, honor killings continue to be a problem in Pakistan. Read more

  • Article: South African Women Just Stopped One of the Biggest Music Stars in Africa From Performing
    Girls & Women

    South African Women Just Stopped One of the Biggest Music Stars in Africa From Performing

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 21, 2019

    “Koffi Olomide has a documented history of committing violence directed at women.” Read more

  • Article: Indian Special Court Finds 6 Guilty in Brutal Rape of 8-Year-Old Girl
    Girls & Women

    Indian Special Court Finds 6 Guilty in Brutal Rape of 8-Year-Old Girl

    By Daniele Selby|June 10, 2019

    “Unfortunately, a fair and swift trial in cases of sexual violence remains the exception.” Read more

  • Article: New Study Showing Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Rights Activists
    Girls & Women

    New Study Showing Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Rights Activists

    By Daniele Selby|June 6, 2019

    “We knew women and girls were being cut in Saudi Arabia but not to such a large extent.” Read more

  • Article: Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5
    Girls & Women

    Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5

    April 1, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "We were taught men were the leaders and God made women to be submissive." Read more