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Violence against Women

In the Face of Violence, Kyrgyz Woman Continue to Struggle for Justice
December 10, 2020

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
November 18, 2020

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
November 03, 2020

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
March 23, 2020

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
December 21, 2018

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?
April 24, 2018

Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?

By Priyanka Borpujari
Will more draconian punishment for rapists improve outcomes for Indian girls?

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
April 17, 2018

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest

By Priyanka Borpujari
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?
All These Years Later, Do Not Forget the Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rapes
February 24, 2018

All These Years Later, Do Not Forget the Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rapes

By Priyanka Borpujari
The Indian Army's violence against Kashmiri women must be etched in the history books.

Khadija Siddiqi: Justice Delayed, Not Denied
August 07, 2017

Khadija Siddiqi: Justice Delayed, Not Denied

By Sonya Rehman
She was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight, but her attacker walked free for over a year.

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent
February 28, 2017

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Two recent developments in India suggest slow but sure change in how gender-based violence is viewed in the country.

Honor Killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan
December 30, 2016

Honor Killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Meha Pumbay
What the two neighbors can learn from each other's efforts to protect women.
A Curious Change to India's Domestic Violence Law
November 26, 2016

A Curious Change to India's Domestic Violence Law

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
An October 2016 ruling by the Indian Supreme Court considerably changes a 2006 law on preventing domestic violence.

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