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Against bystanding violence

Doing nothing  —  standing by  —  is its own violence.
Sep 26, 2016
Maurice Muyayalo Kisolu, who leads Protection de l’Enfant et des Violence Sexuelles, a civilian police unit that fights sexual violence, stands in front of his office. (Photo by Merveille Kavira Lungehe, GPJ DRC)

Civilian police group tries to curb sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 40 percent of women in Eastern DRC reported being exposed to sexual violence. Most of them said rape was the most common form of the violence.
Aug 16, 2016
SAFE officer Teddy Namirimu and Barnabas Bwambare, of Adapt+ Limited, inspect freshly-made briquettes. (Photo  by Edna Namara, GPJ Uganda)

Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault

A program that produces energy-saving stoves could keep girls and women safe and has possible benefits to the environment and fighting hunger.
Jun 2, 2016
Mukesh Singh, convicted and sentenced to death for the 2012 gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, in a still from the BBC film "India's Daughter."

Ten things I will have to do before I watch the BBC film on the Indian rapist

A prison interview with Indian rapist Mukesh Singh has sparked controversy around the globe. Here's why I'm in no hurry to click the link.
Mar 5, 2015
Protestor in Delhi

South Asian take on Vagina Monologues challenges sexual taboos

In a year marked by a political “War on Women” and a spate of sexual violence in India, it’s time for an open dialogue that challenges cultural taboos about sex.
May 8, 2013
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Mexicans wait in limbo after failed border crossings

The illegal border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. can be dangerous, expensive and terrifying for thousands of Mexicans walking across the Arizona desert each year. Facing possible sexual assault and death from dehydration, the most devastating turn comes when they are picked up by border patrol and sent back over the border. Rachel Alexander […]
Aug 27, 2012