Sexual violence

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Sunak stays silent on Rwanda’s role in DRC war crimes to save UK’s migrant deal | Vava Tampa
As Rwandan-backed M23 rebels massacre and gang-rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who will hold them to account?

Vava Tampa

15, Mar, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Teen girls are struggling. They need our help | Nancy Jo Sales
Girls and young women report rising rates of suicide, depression and sexual violence in North America – and a lot of it has to do with social media

Nancy Jo Sales

28, Feb, 2023 @11:05 AM

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Protests and fury at Pakistan’s ‘rape epidemic’ after woman attacked in city park
Assault in Islamabad’s largest open space raises questions about culture of impunity around sexual violence against women, say activists

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

09, Feb, 2023 @2:47 PM

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Women Talking review – ensemble drama forefronts female experience of violence
This important film tells the story of a community battered by rape and patriarchal ideas, as a mainly female cast debate the repercussions of brutality

Peter Bradshaw

09, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘They used our hijabs to gag us’: Iran protesters tell of rapes, beatings and torture by police
As human rights organisations report an escalation in the brutal treatment of detainees, we speak to some of those who claim to have suffered at the hands of state security forces

Deepa Parent and Ghoncheh Habibiazad

06, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Women behind the lens: ‘It took me a full day to take this picture. She was very vulnerable’
Arlette Bashizi was deeply affected by a young woman’s experience of being raped in her early teens, and hopes to help by sharing the aspirant nun’s story and those like it

Arlette Bashizi

31, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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‘Granny, don’t kill me’: the 81-year-old training Kenyan women to fend off attackers
Korogocho is one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums, where rape and robbery are common. Beatrice Nyariara is helping women aged 55 to 90 to fight back

Maurice Oniango in Nairobi

30, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Yazidi women kept as slaves by IS appeal to UN to intervene in their fight for compensation
Lawyers demand support from Australia for five victims of Khaled Sharrouf in test case for international law on torture survivors

Kaamil Ahmed

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Survivors recount rampant abuse at Los Angeles’ juvenile jails: ‘Helpless, hopeless, lost and lonely’
Three victims tell Guardian about their ordeal as nearly 300 sue LA county over decades of sexual abuse by officers

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

23, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Rape survivor wins case against ‘cruel and inhumane’ state of Bolivia
An international court found that Brisa De Angulo, who was abused at 15, had her rights violated during the judicial process

Dan Collyns in Lima

20, Jan, 2023 @1:45 PM

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‘This is what solidarity looks like’: an African V-Day against sexual violence
In Accra, Ghana, leading figures in the global women’s movement joined with black artists to launch Voices, an audioplay with creative listening at its core

Caroline Kimeu in Accra

23, Dec, 2022 @6:15 AM

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JK Rowling launches support centre for female victims of sexual violence
Beira’s Place will add to Edinburgh’s existing rape crisis centre, which is run by a trans woman

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

12, Dec, 2022 @4:21 PM

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