Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Fearful residents locking themselves in at night, with at least 12 killed in unrest as sexual assault reports emerge.

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Special series

The Nobel Interview: Rape as a weapon of war

An exclusive interview with Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Women's Rights

Nobel Peace Prize winners seek justice for war rape victims

DRC doctor Mukwege and Yazidi activist Murad share the honour for efforts to put to end rape as a weapon of war.

Witness

A Thousand Girls Like Me: An Afghan Woman's Fight Against Rape

Khatera is determined to bring the father who raped her to justice even as family members threaten to kill her.

Women's Rights

Venezuelan rape-survivor-turned-lawyer finally gets justice

Inter-American Court on Human Rights finds Venezuela responsible for 2001 torture of Linda Loaiza Lopez Soto.

Venezuelan rape-survivor-turned-lawyer finally gets justice

France

Tariq Ramadan granted bail in France sex assault case

A Paris appeals court grants prominent Islamic scholar conditional release after 10 months in detention.

French court grants bail to Tariq Ramadan in sexual assault case

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'