The massive attacks, which ranged from groping to rape and involved men having a “North African or Arabic” appearance, are beginning to reshape Germany’s open-door policy on refugees. At the same time, women’s rights activists are flagging missteps by police and politicians.
The U.K. has sunk to 65th place in global rankings of women’s political representation. This report offers new annual data to explain the decline and urges parties to field more women in strategic races in 2015.
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote next week on passage of the Violence Against Women Act. The act failed to win approval in the GOP-dominated House last year for the first time since it was introduced in 1994.
Bangladesh is singled out from neighboring India and Cambodia for taking stronger measures to stop acid attacks on women in a report released Thursday. The attacks to disfigure and isolate victims are called acts of gender terrorism.
They work like stepping stones to pave a major fresh path in women’s history: First 1325, then 1820, now 1888. These are U.N. resolutions that in the past 15 or so years have put wartime sexual violence on the international policy map.
Graciela Beines endured two years of abuse by her ex-boyfriend out of fear of deportation. Now she wants others to know about the U visa, which permits immigrant victims of crimes to escape the violence and stay in the U.S.
Landmark laws passed in the 1990s aimed at keeping guns from abusers have fallen short of their mark, say law enforcement personnel and advocates. Latest story in our “Dangerous Trends, Innovative Responses” series.
The case of a Seattle woman who was stalked by her estranged husband shows how controlling personalities can use cell phones, spyware and GPS technologies to terrorize their victims. First in “Dangerous Trends, Innovative Responses” series.