These resources have been developed by Professor Nayanika Mookherjee (Anthropology, Durham University) in collaboration with Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB) based on her publications.They constitute a valuable resource for researchers in these difficult sensitive areas. It provides a set of guidelines, a graphic novel and an animation film outlining how to ethically record testimonies of sexual violence.
Empowered Campus has released materials arguing that gender-based violence should be a priority in light of Covid-19 – predicting a rise in cases of sexual harassment and assault in and around halls of residence during lockdown. Their recently released 2018 survey of 8,106 students suggests that one in seven female students had reported experiencing a […]
Two shocking reports published this week. Breaking down the barriers – National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage, considered the experiences of women and domestic abuse. Investigating its links with other forms of disadvantage such as mental health poverty, racism and homophobia. The Commission was established by AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) […]
This week the Fawcett Society has issued a report on changing attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo movement This has shown increasing awareness. Findings include that in the 18-34 age group over 50% say that they are now more likely to speak up against sexual harassment, including 58% of young men However on the […]
The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in conflict was held on the 19th June. Read what Angelina Jolie said about this in a 2016 LSE event. United Nations statements Official website Official resolution establishing the day in 2015. 2018 Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence (S/2018/250) Illustrated version Closing the […]
According to new research from the World Bank Global and Regional Trends in Women’s legal protection against domestic violence and sexual harassment. It has listings of those countries which do not have laws protecting against sexual violence and domestic violence as well as analysis on trends in legislation between 2013-2017. Data sources and methodology are provided in […]
Propublica in association with Google News Lab and a data visualization studio called Pitch Interactive has launched a site about hate crimes and bias incidents in the USA. In addition to recording violence, harassment and vandalism, the project includes stories about hate crimes legislation and programmes designed to combat hate in local communities. This covers […]