World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 20, 2015
The United Nations on Friday declared June 19 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict to highlight abuses by armed extremist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday April 14, 2015
Extremist groups like Islamic State and Boko Haram are increasingly resorting to rape and sexual violence as a tactic of war, according to an annual UN report released Monday.
Ahmedabad News | Written by Rohit Bhan, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Saturday March 7, 2015
A six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted with an iron rod on Friday allegedly by a security guard at a construction site on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
Blog | Mohd Asim | Wednesday March 4, 2015
It's time to face the truth and not run away from it, writes Mohd Asim.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 11, 2015
The new centre will work to achieve the aims of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PVSI)
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 31, 2014
Harvard Law School has agreed to revise its sexual harassment and assault policies and to review sexual harassment complaints dating to the 2012-2013 school year after US education officials found the school in violation of federal law.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 20, 2014
A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 14, 2014
In a first, Delhi Police got its district DCP tweeting live updates about every development in the investigation of the Uber rape case registering its presence on social media.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday November 26, 2014
New York City's legal counsel said on Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day - a figure the head of the UN Women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 11, 2014
A former Canadian deputy prime minister waded into a nationwide uproar over sexual violence on Monday by revealing that she was twice assaulted when she was a budding politician years ago.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday October 28, 2014
One in six female undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been sexually assaulted, though fewer than five per cent reported a sex crime, a survey by MIT showed, as pressure mounts for US campuses to curb sexual violence.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 10, 2014
The American actress Angelina Jolie was made an honorary dame for her work combatting sexual violence by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace on Friday.
Friday October 10, 2014
The actress received an honorary damehood for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 4, 2014
Women pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are being targeted with sexual assaults and harassment, demonstrators and an international human rights group said as violence broke out in two of the city's busiest shopping districts.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 23, 2014
Nepal must scrap a 35-day time limit for reporting rapes that prevents survivors from seeking justice, The Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a report on wartime sexual violence in the Himalayan nation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 30, 2014
After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan The number of child marriages has doubled among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan because of poverty and fear of sexual violence, international agencies said on Wednesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 3, 2014
Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kas...
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday July 2, 2014
The United Nations has documented more than 4,000 cases of children recruited and used in conflicts in 2013 and said in a report on Tuesday that thousands more are estimated to have joined armies and rebel groups around the globe.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 19, 2014
Sexual violence now may be prosecuted as a crime against humanity in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law to stem assaults against women during the ongoing civil war.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 18, 2014
Odisha government today admitted that 42 per cent of women, between 15 to 49 years age are subjected to either physical or sexual violence in the state.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday June 14, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry called for an end to rape and sexual violence in conflict zones as he joined actress Angelina Jolie and Britain's foreign minister Friday at a London conference on the topic.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 14, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was time to banish sexual violence "to the dark ages" as an international conference on rape in warzones wrapped up in London on Friday.
Cities | Agencies | Thursday June 12, 2014
In yet another horrific incident of sexual violence in Uttar Pradesh, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by two people in Varanasi.