Sexual violence

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How do we talk to teens about sex in a world of porn?
Teenage boys’ easy access to violent sexual images is creating a crisis for them – and for women, argues the anti-porn campaigner

Julie Bindel

10, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I’m sick of society telling women we must protect ourselves from violent men | Tayo Bero
I don’t want to learn how to protect my drink in a club, or buy a contraption to make sure my door stays locked. I want to live in a world where women like Miya Marcano don’t live in fear

Tayo Bero

06, Oct, 2021 @10:25 AM

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WHO ‘should pay reparations to victims of sexual abuse by staff’
Exclusive: UN agency must respond to the ‘real needs’ of the women and girls, says Julienne Lusenge, co-chair of the independent inquiry into the scandal

Lizzy Davies

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Kidnapped, raped and wed against their will: Kyrgyz women’s fight against a brutal tradition
At least 12,000 women are still abducted and forced into marriage every year in Kyrgyzstan. But pressure is growing to finally end the medieval custom

Mauro Mondello

30, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay
Dolls found in rubbish dumps, radio parts and discarded flip-flops are among items used to create surreal costumes by a Kinshasa collective highlighting political and environmental issues

Kris Pannecoucke

20, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Sex workers fighting for human rights among world’s most ‘at risk activists’
Exclusive: Front Line Defenders report says rights defenders working in sex industry face ‘targeted attacks’ around the world

Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘I’m scared of being killed’: sex worker activists speak out
Rights defenders describe threats and abuse while working to protect their communities

Interviews by Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘Like I wasn’t a person’: Ethiopian forces accused of systematic rape in Tigray
Mutilation, slavery and torture of women and girls detailed in accounts published by Amnesty. Warning: this article contains graphic details of sexual violence

Emmanuel Akinwotu, West Africa correspondent

11, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Judicial inquiry ordered into alleged rape of nine-year-old girl in Delhi
Local officials launch review as Indian government remains silent and protests continue into fourth day

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

04, Aug, 2021 @6:15 PM

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Pakistan reckons with its ‘gender terrorism epidemic’ after murder of Noor Mukadam
Victims’s family speak of their heartbreak as brutal killing sparks national debate on lack of progress to end violence against women

Alia Waheed

02, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Violence against Africa’s children is rising. It stains our collective conscience | Graça Machel
We must apply our own home-grown initiatives if we are to curb abuses of Africa’s most vulnerable

Graça Machel

23, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘I’m not alone’: survivors organise against sexual violence in Colombia
Despite death threats, gangs and guerrilla warfare, a network of women is determined to help others recover from rape and domestic abuse

Kiran Stallone and Megan Janetsky

22, Jul, 2021 @6:30 AM

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