Sexual Violence

Here’s what we could find on the subject.
Hiwot, Amref, works against sexual violence in Ethiopia

Sexual Violence During COVID-19: Insights from an Addis Ababa Healthcare Professional

“My name is Hiwot. I’m a clinical pharmacist working at Ghandi Memorial Hospital as a drug information focal person. This is a specialised hospital that focuses on maternal and neonate childcare.

I also volunteer at the hospital’s sexual violence centre where I provide guidance, care and comfort for survivors of rape and sexual assault, along with medical advice.

I currently live with my brother and father because girls and women cannot leave their family household before they marry, even in the capital city. Although most people are stuck at home, I must still go out for work.”

Covid-19 and the Rise of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence by IPPF for Girls' Globe

Covid-19 and the Rise of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

We are in the midst of a pandemic. One way to slow down the spread of coronavirus is to implement lockdown and quarantine measures, which means confining yourself to your home with your family. For some people, this includes an abuser.  Pandemics often exacerbate existing inequalities for

Turning the Tide on Sexual Violence by Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp for Girls' Globe

Turning the Tide on Sexual Violence

Behind the statistics are women and girls – individuals who could be you or me. As I move forward in the fight for the health, rights and dignity of all of us, I collect more and more memories of my time with survivors. The more memories I gather, the more often they crawl out from the corners of my mind when I’m least expecting them.

Justice for Evelyn Hernandez in Landmark Abortion Trial in El Salvador

Justice for Evelyn in Landmark El Salvador Abortion Trial

In our current climate, where abortion rights continue to be denied and progress is not only slow but actively reversing, Evelyn Hernandez’s release is a welcome reminder that activism works. Her case offers hope to all those still imprisoned under heinous laws and to all those currently denied human rights. Hernandez’s retrial gives new hope for reform and for a deeper understanding of the catastrophic human and social impact of abortion bans.

domestic violence breaking the pattern

The Pattern of Domestic Violence

Not everyone has a loving family or friends to fall back on. Not everyone can simply wake up one day, decide they have had enough, and leave. It’s not that easy, oh how I wish it was, but it isn’t.

Nadia Murad On Her Shoulders: A Call to Stand with Survivors

On Her Shoulders: A Call to Stand with Survivors

I have just finished reading reviews of ‘On Her Shoulders’, Alexandria Brombach’s documentary on Nadia Murad, the human rights activist who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. From the New York Times to RobertEbert.Com, the almost exclusively male reviewers gave halfhearted write-ups on a movie

Health Care Workers Matter for Gender Based Violence

It was 10:30 pm on a Monday night. After a long day at work, I was preparing to go to bed. I usually read before I go to sleep and I’d been trying to finish one book for ages but other things kept coming up.

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