Special series

Unspeakable Crime: Rape as a Weapon of War in Libya

Activists collect evidence of systematic rape and torture in Libya, speaking to victims caught up in the state's crisis.

Africa

Nigeria: Displaced women live in fear as incidents of rape rise

The Abagena camp in the city of Makurdi was supposed to be a refuge for the people, but most people don't feel safe here anymore. A sharp increase in rape of women and young girls is bothering the community.

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

India

India: BJP sacks politician accused of rape after fatal car crash

Kuldeep Singh Sengar is being investigated for allegedly threatening the family of the woman accusing him of rape.

India: BJP sacks politician accused of rape after fatal car crash

India

Indian court to probe alleged threats by BJP leader in rape case

Supreme Court to look into alleged threats from state legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is accused of rape.

Indian court to probe alleged threats by BJP leader in rape case

Women's Rights

India: Teen who accused BJP leader of rape critical after crash

Murder charges filed against legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who the woman's family alleges organised the collision.

India: Teen who accused BJP leader of rape critical after crash

India

Indian bartender jailed for 10 years over British teen's murder

Samson D'Souza handed maximum sentence for drugging and killing Scarlett Keeling on a Goa beach in 2008.

Indian bartender jailed for 10 years over British teen's murder

India

Man found guilty of British schoolgirl's rape, killing in India

Court overturns earlier acquittal of Samson D'Souza for the rape and killing of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling.

Man found guilty of British schoolgirl's rape, killing in India

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.