Women's Rights

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Evelyn Hernandez was sentenced to 30 years for suspected abortion; her conviction was annulled and a new trial ordered.

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Podcast

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

After cases of child rape made headlines this year, the government declared a national emergency around sexual violence.

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

South Sudan

The plight of South Sudanese sexual assault survivors

Hundreds of South Sudanese girls and women were sexually abused during conflict, but government dismisses their claims.

The plight of South Sudanese sexual assault survivors

Women's Rights

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Debate over the morning-after pill has prevented the adoption of crucial guidelines for attending to sex abuse survivors

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Myanmar

Hundreds protest in Myanmar over 2-year-old's rape case

Demonstrators are demanding justice for the girl who was allegedly raped at her nursery.

Hundreds protest in Myanmar over two-year-old Victoria rape case

The Gambia

Gambia's Jammeh 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse

Rights groups accuse former longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh of committing a string of sexual offences while in office.

Gambia's Jammeh 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse

Europe

Spain's 'Wolf pack': Five get 15-year jail terms for teen's rape

Spain's Supreme Court overturns the lesser conviction of sexual abuse and holds the men guilty of rape.

Women's Rights

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Lawyers vow to appeal after judge rules against Maya Achi women who said they were raped during Guatemala's civil war.

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Japan

Japan: Sexual abuse survivors protest for reforms

Recent acquittals of alleged rapists reignite debate over legal requirement to prove victims resisted attacks.

Japan: Sexual abuse survivors protest for reforms

Football

Brazil football star Neymar denies rape allegation

Unidentified woman has accused Paris Saint-Germain player of drunkenly assaulting her at a French hotel last month.

Brazilian footballer Neymar says alleged rape was a 'setup'

Women's Rights

How women in Mexico used a whistle to catch a serial rapist

They caught their rapist in 2016. Now, Guardia Ciudadana continue to protect, develop their northeast Mexico community.

How women in Mexico used a whistle to catch a serial rapist

India

Thousands protest in Kashmir over rape of three-year-old

Police said the girl was hospitalised in critical condition on May 8 but her condition has stabilised.

Thousands protest in Kashmir over rape of three-year-old

Women's Rights

Tackling domestic violence: Inside Sierra Leone's Husband School

Husband Schools in Sierra Leone are taking on domestic violence by teaching men about women's health and gender issues.

Witness

Sierra Leone: The Husband School

Trying to tackle sexual violence in Sierra Leone, one man teaches men how to be better husbands.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency

Statistics revealed the reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence nearly doubled last year in the country.

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency