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Gang rape

India top court: Delhi gang-rape convicts to be hanged

Top court pronounced its judgement on the review petition filed by three out of the four convicts handed death penalty.

India's Supreme Court upholds death sentence in Delhi rape case

Women's Rights

India, DRC, US among most dangerous countries for women: poll

Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria also top list in Thomson Reuters Foundation survey.

India, DRC, US among most dangerous countries for women: poll

Sexual assault

Five NGO workers gang-raped at gunpoint in east India

The women were performing a play against human trafficking in Jharkhand state when they were abducted and gang-raped.

Five NGO workers gang-raped in India's Jharkhand state

Opinion

It's time for the head of UNAIDS to resign

Like in any other institution, in the UN too there has to be accountability for mishandling sexual harassment cases.

Sisonke Msimang

by Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

Opinion

Spain's MeToo moment: #IBelieveYou

After a court failed to convict five men of raping a young woman, Spanish women are calling for legal reform.

Gina Benevento

by Gina Benevento

Gina Benevento

Opinion

Across the world, militaries have a sexual violence problem

From Pakistan to the US, it is still very difficult for military women to speak of sexual assault and seek justice.

Quratulain Fatima

by Quratulain Fatima

Quratulain Fatima

Sweden

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

Award postponed after new details emerge on Swedish Academy's handling of a sexual and financial misconduct scandals.

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

Vatican

Former pope aide to face trial on sex abuse charges

Australian court rules that top-ranking Vatican cardinal must stand trial on historical sexual offence charges.

101 East

Australia: Rape on Campus

A rape crisis at Australian universities threatens the country's $18bn international student industry.

Human Rights

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

As women around the world stand up to harassing and abusing men, the struggle is alive and well in Africa.

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

Pakistan

Pakistan village scarred by largest child abuse scandal

Victims of paedophile and pornography ring in Punjab's Kasur wait for justice years after being sexually assaulted.

Hussain Khanwala: Village scarred by child abuse scandal

Women's Rights

Will Morocco's new law protect women from violence?

Legislation criminalises violence against women, but some claim law falls short, leaving domestic abuse victims at risk.

Will Morocco's new law protect women from violence?

101 East

Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade

Thousands of Rohingya girls continue to face sexual exploitation, forced marriage and trafficking in refugee camps.

Reporter's Notebook

Still getting away with rape in Nepal

When the rest of the world is talking about #MeToo, in the South Asian nation the conversation feels like a non-starter.

Still getting away with rape in Nepal

Child rights

'It isn't easy to talk about child sex abuse in India'

Adults who survived child abuse attempt to prevent further abuse and support victims by policy campaigns and therapy.

'It isn't easy to talk about child sex abuse in India'