The UN humanitarian chief warned the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence.
A report, focusing on 18 countries where the UN said it has obtained verified information, lists 52 parties “credibly suspected” of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence” in conflicts.
A new report reveals the terrifying extent of violence against women around the globe, which has only gotten worse with the pandemic.
A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict says she is greatly concerned by allegations, including “a high number of alleged rapes” in Tigrayan capital Mekele, with evidence of abuse as a weapon of war coming in via the clinics.
Activist Joanie Fredericks' ladies only taxi service launched last week has already received calls from women requesting a ride to work that will keep them safe.
Schools and online education environments are not safe for many students. Some face school-related sexual violence, bullying, and online violence, Human Rights Watch warn.
Human rights experts have urged the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecutions over war crimes.
The perpetrators raped, shot and burned the body of a female whose body was found in Buxar town in India's Bihar state.
The UN women’s agency kicks off 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, targeting the often-unpunished crime of rape that afflicts women and girls in every country and has been used as a weapon in conflicts.
The UN Security Council approved the resolution as thirteen countries voted in favour while Russia and China abstained after intense last-minute negotiations and additional changes in wording.
A 12-year-old girl in Somalia’s autonomous region of Puntland was kidnapped, gang raped and murdered, prompting demonstrations in the streets.
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