In 1999, activists and development professionals in India got together to discuss what they saw as a glaring gap: the lack of prominent feminist voices. They decided they had to do something about it and began planning an organization that would foster …
A Nairobi court finally sentenced three men involved in a shocking rape case that had sparked international outrage.
As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the reality of many women and girls.
Brazil recently approved legislation that imposes harsher penalties for harming or killing women, a crime referred to as “femicide.”
Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes, a professor and a former nun, may not strike you at first as a rabble-rouser. But she was one of the first nuns to openly challenge the Catholic Church.
While the law banning child marriage is a major milestone, ending the practice requires action on multiple levels.
Nearly 30 percent of young women experience sexual or intimate partner violence before they are 24. Three kinds of programs hold promise for stopping violence before it starts.
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 30 percent of girls ages 15-19 and almost 32 percent of young women ages 20-24 have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner. in some countries, nearly half of all women and girls in t …
Dr. Claudia García-Moreno of the World Health Organization spoke about the WHO’s most recent research on gender-based violence at IWHC’s Leadership Council luncheon on December 3, 2014.
In a special supplement, experts review the body of evidence on effective programs for adolescent sexual and reproductive health.