When Men Care

Schoolboys attend sensitization classes on sexual education at a school in Bangui, Central African Republic. The classes are meant to prevent gender-based violence. Photo: UN / Flickr.

Of: Siobhán Coskeran and Yvonne Jila

The fight against gender-based violence has often been cast as a women's issue. However, successful programs in Africa show the importance of engaging men and boys in the discussion.

December 10, 2018, English, Long read, Magazine

Russia Gives Green Light to Domestic Violence

The Russian parliament

The White House in Moscow that serves as the seat of the Russian parliament. Photo: Kirill Vinokurov, Flickr.

Of: Lisa Elamson and Maria Ricksten

The Istanbul Convention is a legal framework that seeks to prevent and combat violence against women. In Russia, where it is estimated that 14,000 women die every year as a result of domestic violence, the signing and ratification of the Convention is an urgent matter. But instead, last year Russia chose to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence.

December 10, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

Empowering Women Yields More Food

The civil society organization Partenariat Recherches Environnement Médias (PREM) is providing rural women with new opportunities to generate income and improve community life in the Katfoura village, Guinea. Photo: Joe Saade / UN Women, Flickr.

Of: Carolina Yang

Gender-based violence (GBV) refers to the denial of resources aside from physical or emotional abuse, according to the UN. Women in agriculture face GBV with regards to both disproportionate workload and limited access to land and resources compared to their male counterparts. It is therefore essential to recognize the contribution of female farmers, and to end the unequal access to resources.

December 10, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

Sex abuse in a humanitarian context - time for a culture shift?

UN Women and partners led a global “Orange the World” campaign to end violence against women and girls last year, which sparked activist movements around the world, like this group composed of civil society, UN and general public members in Rabbat, Morocco, to speak up about violence against women. Photo: Younes El Moumine / UN Women

Of: Lou Darriet

Women throughout history have faced sexual violence in conflict environments, but the recent allegations against humanitarian workers' sexual misconduct might be the beginning of a shift towards fighting gender-based violence worldwide more proactively. Development and humanitarian actors worldwide are stepping up to ensure the safety and security of women and girls in conflict and post […]

April 14, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine