A dark trade: Rape videos for sale in India

In kiosks in Uttar Pradesh, videos of what appear to be rapes from around the country are sold for less than $3.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC: 'I can't tell my husband I was raped'

The story of women coping with consequences and stigmas of ongoing violence and rape in Democratic Republic of Congo.

War & Conflict

Q&A: Rape as a tool of war 'won't work forever'

British PM's representative on preventing sexual violence says no culture can feel "smug" about violence against women.


India: More than 34,000 cases of rape reported in 2015

New figures released by India's crime records bureau show that vast majority of victims knew their attackers.

Human Rights

The slow road to justice for India's rape victims

Despite promises to fast-track rape cases, many victims and survivors in India must wait years for a glimpse of justice.

Human Rights

UN: Over 100 cases of sexual assault in S Sudan capital

Report details "deeply disturbing" cases of rape and gang-rape by soldiers and men in plain clothes in Juba.

Central African Republic

UN: Dealing with rape in Central African Republic

As UN debates for its new secretary general, sex assault by peacekeepers in CAR must be eradicated once and for all.


German MPs unanimously pass 'No means No' rape law

"No means No" legislation classifies groping as sex crime, makes it easier to report rape and deport foreign offenders.


Qatar to deport Dutch woman convicted of illicit sex

Tourist who said she was drugged and raped in Doha to be sent back to the Netherlands after "fornication" conviction.


Qatar: Dutch woman who alleged rape to appear in court

Tourist held since March after reporting being drugged and raped likely facing charges of having sex out of marriage.


India fits panic buttons on buses to stop sex attacks

New law is part of measures taken in response to 2012 gang rape in New Delhi that triggered global condemnation.

Latin America

Brazilian teen gang-rape victim speaks out

Sixteen-year-old victim of attack, which was filmed and posted online, recounts ordeal as police chief takes over case.

Arts & Culture

Indians decry Hindu leader's temple rape comment

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati says allowing women into temple in Maharashtra will lead to more rapes.

Central African Republic

'Sickening' sex abuse alleged in CAR by UN peacekeepers

UN and French peacekeepers accused of grim abuses in restive African nation, including bestiality with children.


Thailand's new TV rules to check sexual violence

Many soap operas are adapted from Thai novels in which rape of female protagonists is commonplace.