Urban Services Linked to Gender Violence

The lack of public services is contributing to the violence and intimidation that women face in cities across the world, a report shows.

Negotiating the city streets.

  • Africa:   'Marks of Manhood' Fuel Gender-Based Violence

    IPS, 25 February 2013

    Some of the most harrowing cases of gender-based violence Kathryn Bolkovac came across while working as a U.N. human rights investigator in Bosnia involved a perpetrator dubbed… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Sexual Violence Still a Major Urban Threat

    UNIRIN, 21 February 2013

    Reports of gender-based violence are on the rise in Kenya's cities, and experts say the police must improve their handling of cases of sexual assault to build public trust in the… Read more »

  • South Africa:   The Scourge of Gender Based Violence in South Africa

    Fahamu, 21 February 2013

    South African women are regularly confronted with systemic sexual harassment, violence, and murder as the recent cases of Shrien Dewani, Anene Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Why We Can't 'Fight' Violence

    ISS, 22 February 2013

    The murder of Reeva Steenkamp, following only two weeks after the brutal gang rape and murder of Anene Booysen, will almost certainly give rise to a clamour of questions about… Read more »

  • Namibia:   The Right to Wear Miniskirts

    Namibian, 22 February 2013

    ACCORDING to news reports, women in various parts of the country have recently been arrested or threatened with arrest for wearing miniskirts or even shorts - with the potential… Read more »