Photo: Tom Perry/World Bank For many, the connection seems strange at first. What do gas and mining have to do with women’s economic and social empowerment, let alone gender-based violence? The…

Katherine C. Heller |

About the campaign #16Days blog series Grasping the full extent of violence against women is difficult everywhere.   In the Middle East, it can be both difficult and dangerous for women to report…

Paul Prettitore |

Pakistani boys and girls. Credit: The World Bank Violence against women is a pervasive issue in Pakistan. The problem manifests itself in many ways, most of them extreme: honor killing, spousal…

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Seemeen Saadat |