When the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), was charged with sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a New York hotel, the entire world was in shock. More often than not perpetrators of violence against women (VAW) go unpunished, so it was hard to believe that a...Read more
When Stefani Mills Powers began working as a sex worker in Trinidad and Tobago eleven years ago, she took risks. But “after being educated about the diseases that could be spread by unprotected oral sex,” the mid-twenty-year-old transgender female says, “I took a serious stand to always use...Read more
When Stefani Mills Powers began working as a sex worker in Trinidad and Tobago eleven years ago, she took risks. But “after being educated about the diseases that could be spread by unprotected oral sex,” the mid-twenty-year-old transgender female says, “I took a serious stand to always use...Read more
Gender-based violence takes the life of one in three women worldwide and is the leading cause of disability and death to women between the ages of 15 and 44 -- more than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined. In Latin America, up to a third of women experience gender-based violence...Read more
In Latin America, up to a third of women experience gender-based violence, including psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Since 2008, IPPF has been part of a UNFPA regional project, Salud y Justicia Para Mujeres Ante la Violencia Sexual, which has been working to improve access to legal...Read more
In Latin America, up to a third of women experience gender-based violence, including psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Since 2008, IPPF has been part of a UNFPA regional project, Salud y Justicia Para Mujeres Ante la Violencia Sexual, which has been working to improve access to legal...Read more
Crises, whether human-induced or caused by natural hazards, can inflict untold suffering and hardship, particularly on women and girls who are more vulnerable to rape and other forms of gender-based violence. It is estimated that tens of thousands of women and girls are subjected to sexual assault...Read more
“I’m not just a doctor of the body; I am a doctor of the soul.” Dr. Maria Isabel Corea Ramirez is a kind woman with a large smile, soothing eyes, and a calm demeanor. As the director of PROFAMILIA’s clinic in Tipitapa, Nicaragua, a small township 22 kilometers east of Managua, she oversees several...Read more
“I’m not just a doctor of the body; I am a doctor of the soul.” Dr. Maria Isabel Corea Ramirez is a kind woman with a large smile, soothing eyes, and a calm demeanor. As the director of PROFAMILIA’s clinic in Tipitapa, Nicaragua, a small township 22 kilometers east of Managua, she oversees several...Read more
Gender-based violence includes any act or threat of physical, sexual, or psychological aggression against a woman. According to the World Health Organization, 1 out of every 4 women reports having been subjected to gender-based violence by an intimate partner. Considering the harmful effects it can...Read more