October 19, 2009

Two weeks ago, the FBI released annual crime statistics showing that reported rapes were at a 20-year low.

Violences sexuelles et réforme militaire en RD Congo
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May 13, 2009

As a researcher on the rape kit backlog in the US, I have interviewed many survivors of rape. Still, this experience did not prepare me for the story I heard in January from a disabled woman in North Dakota who was brutally raped by an acquaintance.

Strafrechtliche Verfolgungen notwendig, um Gewalt und Misshandlung durch die Polizei zu beenden
March 17, 2008
Strafrechtliche Verfolgungen notwendig, um Gewalt und Misshandlung durch die Polizei zu beenden

Die neue Koalitionsregierung soll die Verantwortlichen für jüngste und frühere politische Gewalttaten zur Rechenschaft ziehen, so Human Rights Watch in einem heute veröffentlichten Bericht. Sie kann zur Stabilisierung des Landes beitragen, wenn sie die Verursacher der Gewalt auf beiden Seiten zur Verantwortung zieht.

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Dispatches: Afghan Child Rape Case Brings Hope, Call for Action
October 28, 2014

On Saturday, something rare occurred in Afghanistan: a Kabul court convicted a man of raping a 10-year-old girl. Rapes are rarely reported and even less frequently tried in Afghan courts.

October 23, 2014

"لقد قمت بشرائِك سلفاً"

الإساءة إلى العاملات المنزليات واستغلالهن

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Point de vue : Hommage mérité à un héros congolais
October 22, 2014

Dans une décision qui ne manquera pas de déclencher les acclamations collectives de milliers de femmes dont les vies ont été détruites par des violences sexuelles d'une grande brutalité, le Parlement européen a

October 22, 2014

In a move that will surely draw a collective cheer from thousands of women whose lives have been destroyed by brutal sexual violence, the European Parliament announced that Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege won the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.