#Gender-Based Violence

  • Article: UN Expert Urges Governments to Protect Women Journalists Subjected to Violence

    UN Expert Urges Governments to Protect Women Journalists Subjected to Violence

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 9, 2020

    Female journalists are more likely to be attacked for their gender on the job. Read more

  • Article: The UK’s Groundbreaking Domestic Abuse Bill Has Finally Passed.  Here’s What You Need to Know.

    The UK’s Groundbreaking Domestic Abuse Bill Has Finally Passed. Here’s What You Need to Know.

    By Helen Lock|July 8, 2020

    The bill is a landmark moment for protecting survivors of domestic abuse. Read more

  • Article: Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 1, 2020

    The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. Read more

  • Article: Violence Against Women and Girls Is Up Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Due to COVID-19

    Violence Against Women and Girls Is Up Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Due to COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 24, 2020

    Plan International USA released data that shows domestic violence complaints are rising. Read more

  • Article: Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 23, 2020

    Campaigners are calling for tougher police action on violence against women. Read more

  • Article: A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 16, 2020

    Experts fear a repeat of a surge in unwanted pregnancies seen during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Threatens to Push 33 Million Children in Africa Into Poverty, Warns Save the Children

    COVID-19 Threatens to Push 33 Million Children in Africa Into Poverty, Warns Save the Children

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 15, 2020

    More than 200 million children are already out of school, and facing rising hunger and violence. Read more

  • Article: 5 Organisations Supporting the Fight Against Sexual Violence in Nigeria

    5 Organisations Supporting the Fight Against Sexual Violence in Nigeria

    By Akindare Okunola|June 11, 2020

    These Nigerian organisations are driving impact across issues connected to sexual violence. Read more