Bulgaria

Murder suspect admits attacking Bulgarian journalist

If convicted on rape and murder charges, 21-year-old Severin Krasimirov could be sentenced to life in prison.

Viktoria Marinova: Murder suspect admits attacking journalist

Inside Story

How will Nobel Peace Prize affect fight against sexual violence?

Campaigners determined to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict awarded prize.

Humanitarian crises

Mukwege, Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Asia

Nepal bans porn sites to curb sexual violence

Over 24,000 pornography sites blocked but activists say the real problem is the lack of justice for women.

Nepal bans porn sites to curb sexual violence

Football

Football star Ronaldo sued over alleged rape

Portuguese forward dismisses claims of sexual assault at Las Vegas hotel as 'fake news', as police reopen 2009 case.

Cristiano Ronaldo sued over alleged rape of Kathryn Mayorga

Sexual assault

India launches first online database of sex offenders

Officials say the database will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies but critics fear it might be misused.

India launches first sex offenders register amid spate of rapes

Asia

Nine-year-old 'gang-raped, eyes gouged out' in Kashmir

At least five people arrested, including the stepmother, for brutal gang rape and murder of nine-year-old child.

Kashmir: Nine-year-old 'gang-raped, eyes gouged out'

Morocco

Morocco arrests 12 suspects over teen's 2-month torture

Teenage girl says she was repeatedly gang-raped and brutalised throughout her two-month ordeal.

Morocco arrests 12 suspects over teen's 2-month torture

Morocco

Outcry in Morocco over girl's 'gang rape, torture'

Teenager says she was abducted and gang-raped by 13 men who forcibly tattooed her and burned her with cigarettes.

Morocco: Outcry after 'girl is raped, tattooed with swastikas'

Witness

The Apology: Stories of Asia's 'Comfort Women'

Women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fight for justice and struggle to make peace with the past.

Europe

Women face sex predator threat in Spain's running of the bulls

After last year's 'Wolf Pack' attacks and their lenient sentencing, feminist groups are raising awareness during Pamplona's famous running of the bulls festival.

Africa

Sudan scraps teen's death sentence in marital rape case

Noura Hussein, 19, has had death penalty reduced to five years on appeal, lawyer and activists say.

Noura Hussein: Sudan appeals court overturns death sentence

Opinion

Women of honour: Speaking out on rape in Syria

Despite death threats and rejection, Syrian women have found the courage to speak out about rape.

Manon Loizeau

by Manon Loizeau

Manon Loizeau

Witness

Silent War: How Rape Became a Weapon in Syria

Syrian women share personal testimonies of rape by regime soldiers.

United States

Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape as lawyer vows to fight on

Hollywood producer has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges after appearing before a New York Court.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape as lawyer vows to fight on