#Gender-Based Violence

  • Article: Europe Braces for Huge Increase in Domestic Abuse Cases as Lockdown Creates 'Perfect Storm'

    Europe Braces for Huge Increase in Domestic Abuse Cases as Lockdown Creates 'Perfect Storm'

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 31, 2020

    Charities are looking for creative ways to support women trapped with abusers during the lockdown. Read more

  • Article: Why COVID-19 Response Efforts Need to Consider That Pandemics Hit Women and Girls the Hardest

    Why COVID-19 Response Efforts Need to Consider That Pandemics Hit Women and Girls the Hardest

    By Erica SanchezLeah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|March 25, 2020

    Women and girls are disproportionately at risk of domestic violence, financial insecurity, and more. Read more

  • Article: Namibia's #MeToo Movement Is Using Social Media to Track Down Sexual Predators

    Namibia's #MeToo Movement Is Using Social Media to Track Down Sexual Predators

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 19, 2020

    The small country has a high rate of gender-based violence. Read more

  • Article: Pakistan Passes Child Abuse Law After Girl's Rape and Murder

    Pakistan Passes Child Abuse Law After Girl's Rape and Murder

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 12, 2020

    Nearly 10 cases of child abuse a day are reported in Pakistan. Read more

  • Article: Millions of Women Went on Strike in Mexico to Protest Gender-Based Violence

    Millions of Women Went on Strike in Mexico to Protest Gender-Based Violence

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|March 10, 2020

    Women boycotted lectures at universities and stayed home from work across the country. Read more

  • Article: A Pepper Spray Campaign Is Training Women in South Africa to Defend Themselves

    A Pepper Spray Campaign Is Training Women in South Africa to Defend Themselves

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 6, 2020

    A woman is murdered in South Africa every three hours. Read more

  • Article: South African Hospitals 'Forcibly Sterilised' Pregnant Women With HIV: Report

    South African Hospitals 'Forcibly Sterilised' Pregnant Women With HIV: Report

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Feb. 27, 2020

    “You must be closed up because you HIV people like making babies and it just annoys us.” Read more

  • Article: South African TV Star Sade Giliberti on Mental Health and Queer Representation

    South African TV Star Sade Giliberti on Mental Health and Queer Representation

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Feb. 21, 2020

    We spoke to the former child star turned TV personality about the changes she wants to see. Read more