Canada’s indigenous communities have historically experienced disproportionately high rates of gender-based violence. Now, increased violence against indigenous women is one of several major concerns around infrastructure projects like the $4.7 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia.
Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
After a series of gut-wrenching incidents of gang rape sparked a public outcry in Spain in recent years, the country’s new leftist coalition government has focused on overhauling its sexual assault laws. But a sweeping reform bill in parliament has set off new divisions between the two coalition partners.
Rape is rampant in India, which some consider the most dangerous country in the world for women. But for those who report it, sexual assault is only the beginning of a barrage of injustices, from stigma and abuse when trying to register cases with the police, to trial delays and violence against witnesses.