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Gender-Based Violence

Rebels With A Cause: The All Female Motorbike Squads Tackling India’s Rape Problem

  A woman is raped every 13 minutes in India. As the situation reaches desperate proportions, one police commissioner thinks there might be an answer. In the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, a new, all-female police…

Colombia Was Just Starting To Deliver Justice To Women. Will A New President Get In The Way?

  With the election of a new president Sunday, Colombia threw the future of its peace deal into uncertainty. Conservative candidate Ivan Duque has repeatedly pledged to roll back parts of the landmark 2016 peace…

The War on Drugs Failed. It’s Time for a War on Abuse.

Two days before she was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on May 3 of this year, Anako Lumumba told police that her ex-boyfriend was stalking and threatening her. This wasn’t the…

Welcome To Puntland: Where Many Men Don’t Consider Rape A Crime

  Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her three young children. She bustles around the house, taking part in a few of the traditional tenets homemaking, something…

Domestic Abusers: Dangerous for Women — and Lethal for Cops

  Linda Pope faced a flood of red and blue lights as she arrived at the hospital on the night her husband was killed. Cincinnati Police Officer Daniel Pope had been shot in the head…

A Lethal Combination

The names Nikolas Cruz, Devin Kelley, Omar Mateen, Stephen Paddock and Adam Lanza invoke the terror of the U.S.’ seemingly innumerable mass shootings. These rampages—in places like schools, churches, nightclubs and concerts—have rattled the nation…

Trolling The Patriarchy With Photos Of Battered Women – One Woman’s Quest To Change Russia’s Domestic Violence Laws

  ‘The punishment for beating your wife now feels like paying a parking ticket’ – Alena Popova MOSCOW – For Russian women’s rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job. The 35-year-old…

Russia’s Disappearing Women

  New legislation in Russia means that men can avoid criminal prosecution for domestic violence. As the death toll rises to a reported one every forty minutes, how do we stop countless women from vanishing…

My Husband Sold Me To A Brothel

Over the course of seven months, journalists Corinne Redfern and Allison Joyce followed the lives of sex workers in Bangladesh as part of an exclusive investigation into internal trafficking across the country. This is Moyna’s…

Femicide The Rallying Cry For Families Of Girls Killed In Guatemalan Orphanage Fire

  Lawyers claim the disaster that killed 41 girls at the San José Pinula children’s shelter reflects wider state failings on the protection of women in Guatemala Outside Palacio Verde, in the centre of Guatemala…

Women are Dying in Turkey

  On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far. Her ex-husband, Ugur Buynak, had already…

Turkish Women Rising

Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. Protestors face police tear gas and water cannons, courting detention and jail time for demonstrating against the government or in support of issues like LGBT rights. But…

‘Fake news’ fuelled civil war in Burundi. Now it’s being used again

Exiled journalists tell of how decades of balanced post-conflict reporting is being dismantled by President Nkurunziza. As a journalist, it is Aline’s job to report on her country and president, but she doesn’t know how…
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