#Violence Against Women

  • 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

    Aug. 8, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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

    June 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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

  • Article: UK Rape Victims Asked to Hand Over Phones and Social Media Accounts or Risk Their Cases

    UK Rape Victims Asked to Hand Over Phones and Social Media Accounts or Risk Their Cases

    By Imogen Calderwood|April 29, 2019

    “We seem to be going back to the bad old days when victims of rape are being treated as suspects.” Read more

  • Article: How Mass Rape in Rwanda's Genocide Changed Its Response to HIV/AIDS

    How Mass Rape in Rwanda's Genocide Changed Its Response to HIV/AIDS

    April 11, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    This week marks the 25th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide. Read more