gender based violence

Here’s what we could find on the subject.
Somali girls are breaking the silence about sexual assault and abortion

Girls Break the Silence About Sexual Assault and Abortion in Somalia

Content warning: r*pe, sexual assault I love Puntland, in its little corner of Somalia. I love the people who fight through famine, war and division. The ocean that laps its land. The dark desert where camels roam. Our Islamic way of life. But I weep

Johannesburg. Women's Month in South Africa.

5 Issues South African Women are Facing this Women’s Month & Beyond

I’m sure it has been a difficult year for everyone. This pandemic has re-emphasized what an unequal society we live in. To see how many people are losing their jobs is heartbreaking. The levels of corruption in my country are infuriating. It is disgusting to see how the death of Breonna Taylor or the shooting of Megan thee Stallion has been turned into memes. It is scary to see how many young women are dying for no reason.

Lockdown in Uganda: Solutions in a Time of Crisis by Girl Up Initiative Uganda for Girls' Globe

Lockdown in Uganda: Solutions in a Time of Crisis

Read our interview with Clare Tusingwire, Girl Up Initiative Uganda’s Programme Director, to learn about the impact of the lockdown on the lives of women and girls in Uganda, and what Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) is doing to help.

3 Gendered Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic by Gabrielle Rocha Rios for Girls' Globe

3 Gendered Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic

While the full impact of this pandemic cannot be fully articulated yet, evidence from previous global crises indicates that the impacts of disease outbreaks are not gender-neutral.

Crises such as pandemics and natural disasters can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities. Successful efforts to address and mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will require considerations of its gendered impacts.

International Women's Day in Latin America, Laiza Onofre

International Women’s Day in Latin America

On this International Women’s Day in Latin America women march. and then they strike.

Micaela. Pamela. Brenda. Guadalupe. Jordana. Octavia. Agustina. Ingrid. Fátima. Angie. Manuela. Doris. Adriana. Luisa. Ana. Luz. Jesenia. Mónica.

These are just a few of the women and girls who were killed in Latin America in 2020 – a region where there is a new femicide every two hours. There were 1206 registered femicides in Brazil in 2018. In Mexico, there were 1006 registered cases last year. In Argentina there were 68 registered femicides so far this year. It’s time for it to stop.

There is a War Against Women in South Africa

Recently, two 19 year old women were murdered in the space of two weeks. These are just the women I know of. One of the girls, Jessé Hess, attended my university. The other girl, Uyinene Mrwetyana, attended another university also based in this city. But these are just the women I know of.

I thought to myself, “how does this continue to happen?” Then I remembered that I live in South Africa and femicide is normal here. I wanted to be angry but I am done being angry. I am done speaking about the problem. I am just tired of this BS. I am tired of wondering if I am next.

How Glitter became the Symbol of Mexico's Movement Against Gender-Based Violence

Mexico’s Glitter Protests are a Movement Against Violence

Like many other women across the country, we were part of the glitter protests. We both agreed that at a time like this, being among women was where we felt the safest. It was only the possibility of retaliation from security forces that we feared.

Teenage Girls in Argentina Deserve Better

As multilateral organizations continue to research sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America, I’ve been learning many sad truths about my country. This year, we learned that Argentina’s teenage pregnancy rates are the highest in the Southern Cone (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay). It’s estimated

The content on Girls’ Globe is created by our members – activists, advocates and experts on gender equality, human rights and social justice from around the world. 

Coming Soon!

Subscribe and be the first to
know when we launch.