violence against women

The 'Ruralization' of Urban Areas

The distinction between city and countryside is disappearing, creating a raft of new problems that disproportionately hurt women.

In the Last 4 Days, 91 Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square. Can Anything Be Done?

A group called Tahrir Bodyguard is trying to keep women safe, but their task is proving more difficult than ever.

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

Domestic Violence Survivors Who Call the Cops Risk Eviction in Some Places

Some cities require landlords to evict tenants who call 911 3 times within 4 months. The rule puts women in grave danger.

Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design

A new generation of shelters is changing the way women and children recover from abusive environments.

Lessons in Self-Defense for Women, From Tahrir Square

An American Indian woman living in Cairo wants to take what she's learned and bring it back to North American reservations.

Urban Planning's Role in Making India Safer for Women

A month after a gruesome gang rape, New Delhi takes aim at the lowest-hanging fruit: Improving public spaces.

Cities With Too Many Men

India's unbalanced sex ratio has created a slew of social problems and exacerbated violence against women.