Walking into the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo (DRC), one is immediately struck by a sense of purposefulness. The hospital, led by the legendary Dr. Denis Mukwege, has treated nearly 20,000 survivors of sexual violence since 1999.
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Critical Mass? How the Mobile Revolution Could Help End Gender-Based Violence
The past three years – and more pointedly the past 12 months – have laid witness to monumental, if not heartbreaking, incidents of gender-based violence. In the aftermath of each of these, mobile technology solutions and internet-based advocacy campaigns surged.
Women are Women: Responding to the Health Needs of Female Sex Workers
Mpiluka’s story is not uncommon, and reveals the complex intersection of violence, reproductive health, and HIV faced by sex workers around the world
Masculinity and Violence in Conflict
Why does masculinity devolve into madness in the face of violence? Why is it that we time and time again see a marked increase in the horrific misdeeds committed by men toward women when conflict arises?
Transforming Gender Norms and Ending Child Marriage: The Role of Boys
The international community has increasingly recognized child marriage as a violation of girls’ rights, health, and well-being, and efforts to prevent and respond to child marriage have prioritized critical “hot spots” where the practice is particularly grave and widespread.
Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives
The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>
Raising the Bar: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Read more >>
Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence Globally
On Friday, I had the privilege to participate in a White House event to release the United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. Read more >>