#Violence Against Women

  • Article: Canada’s Rank for Women’s Equality Dropped Down 4 Spots

    Canada’s Rank for Women’s Equality Dropped Down 4 Spots

    By Jacky Habib|Oct. 24, 2019

    Canada slipped four places in a global index measuring women’s equality and well-being. Read more

  • Article: How Some South African Men Are Using Trumpets to Help Keep Soweto Women Safe

    How Some South African Men Are Using Trumpets to Help Keep Soweto Women Safe

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 2, 2019

    The iconic vuvuzela has come a long way in the country since the 2010 football World Cup. Read more

  • Article: This Village in Sierra Leone Is Ending FGM and Investing in Children Instead

    This Village in Sierra Leone Is Ending FGM and Investing in Children Instead

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 8, 2019

    The village previously held several costly two-week long FGM festivals every year. Read more

  • Article: Mexico City’s First Female Mayor Pledges to End Violence Against Women

    Mexico City’s First Female Mayor Pledges to End Violence Against Women

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 12, 2019

    Approximately 1,100 women were murdered in Mexico between January and May. Read more

  • Article: West Africa Must End Child Marriage to Stop Violence in Sahel Region, Experts Say

    West Africa Must End Child Marriage to Stop Violence in Sahel Region, Experts Say

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 18, 2019

    The Sahel region has the highest birth and child marriage rate in the world. Read more

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

    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

    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: Bangladesh Will Charge 16 People With Murder Over Brutal Attack on 19-Year-Old Student

    Bangladesh Will Charge 16 People With Murder Over Brutal Attack on 19-Year-Old Student

    By Sushmita Roy|May 30, 2019

    Nusrat Jahan Rafi was attacked after she reported being sexually abused by her school's headmaster. Read more