sexual violence

Spain Erupts in Protests as Court Upholds 'Wolf Pack' Gang Rape Acquittal

The five men bragged about raping women in their Whatsapp group chat and filmed themselves sexually assaulting a teenage girl during Pamplona's annual running of the bulls festival.
Sirin Kale
International Women's Day 2018

5.3 Million People Are on a 'Feminist Strike' in Spain Today

Activists participating in the country's biggest ever women's strike tell Broadly why they're walking out of work and shutting down the metro.
Sirin Kale

Outrage in Spain as Country Awaits the 'Wolf Pack' Gang Rape Case Verdict

Five men are accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in 2016. As their trial comes to a close, Spanish feminists are outraged over the way the alleged victim has been treated, both in the media and in court.
Sirin Kale

New Mom 'Sliced in Half' in Horrific Hospital Elevator Accident

Twenty-five-year-old Rocio Cortes Nunez died en route to a maternity ward in Seville, Spain, shortly after delivering her third child via C-section.
Sirin Kale

Inside the Radical Squat Pushing for Gender Equality in the Anarchist Movement

Spain's economic recession has led to a proliferation of "okupas," or squats, that combine vaguely illegal housing with anarchist ideology. For the feminists of Seville's La Revolución, who occupy a 125-year-old building owned by a bank, that means no...
Daniel Shkolnik

Spain Opens First Sex Doll Brothel for Men Who Like Shagging Silicone

In Barcelona, four sex dolls and a hopefully well-compensated receptionist await the socially awkward nerds of their dreams.
Sirin Kale

The Roma Women Taking Center Stage in Spain’s Theater Scene

Residents of Europe's oldest Roma settlement, El Vacie, have long lived in poverty. But recently, they've become known for something else—their award-winning performances in classic plays.
Daniel Shkolnik

Marching As One: People Around the World on Why They Joined the Women’s March

Over a million people in the US participated in the Women's March, but they weren't alone. People from protests in six different countries tell us why they're also taking a stand against Trump.
Zing Tsjeng

Meet the Teen Who Walked 124 Miles to Catch Pokémon

18-year-old YouTuber SoninGame has achieved true Pokémon Go mastery barely a month after the mobile gaming app came out.
Anna Pacheco

How Spain's Running of the Bulls Is a Nightmare for Women

Every July, the Spanish city of Pamplona plays host to San Fermín, a week-long rager marked by booze, bulls, and, for women, nonstop sexual harassment. This year, the authorities want things to be different.
Anna Pacheco

'I'll Come Back': The Woman Who Spent 32 Years on the High Seas

When Juana García Miniño separated from her husband, divorce was illegal in her native Spain. So she spent the next three decades working on cargo ships and sailing the world.
Patricia Rafael

Meet the Swedish Sex Worker Who Jumped Into a Bullfight for PETA

We talked to Amina Axelsson, the adult actress who jumped into a bullfight last weekend to protest the "barbaric" tradition.
Eleanor Ross