Short Fuse Links Bushfires with Domestic Violence
By Debra Parkinson
Domestic violence can increase amid bushfires, but Australia has a poor track record of responding to it. With a hot summer ahead, authorities must prepare.
Civil Society Activists Launch Campaign Against ‘Culture of Violence’ in Tashkent
By Niginakhon Saida
With the support of the country’s mass media foundation, local civil society activists are trying to instill the message that violence against women is not innate to Uzbek culture.
Child Rape Case Sparks Protests in Kyrgyzstan
By Catherine Putz
Although the protests were small in scale, activists continue to make strident pleas for President Japarov to address the plight of women and girls in Kyrgyzstan.
Central Asia’s Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women
By Niginakhon Uralova and Svetlana Dzardanova
Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 inadvertently sparked a rise in violence against women and girls in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
How Pakistan Failed Its Women
By Nushmiya Sukhera
Gender-based violence in Pakistan – including the latest horrific murder in Islamabad – is a product of the government’s failure to act.
Brutal Killing Spotlights Violence Against Women in Pakistan
By Kathy Gannon
Rights activists say that gender-based assaults are on the rise as Pakistan barrels toward greater religious extremism.
In the Face of Violence, Kyrgyz Woman Continue to Struggle for Justice
By Catherine Putz
Women in Kyrgyzstan continue to face significant hurdles in accessing justice when it comes to gender-based violence.
Rape Cases Surge in Nepal, Activists Question Death Penalty
By Bansari Kamdar
While awareness about sexual violence in Nepal has increased, activists still face an uphill battle.
New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence
By Grant Wyeth
Despite all the positive advances New Zealand has achieved, the prevalence of violence against women and children remains a persistent scourge.
The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
By Colleen Wood
Gender violence is a pervasive problem in Kyrgyzstan. A local NGO is trying to address it by working with men.
Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?
By Priyanka Borpujari
Will more draconian punishment for rapists improve outcomes for Indian girls?