Sexual violence

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Action is needed right now to end sexual violence in conflict | Angelina Jolie
Despite pledges from governments worldwide, not nearly enough has been done over the past decade to help survivors and deter perpetrators, says UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

28, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Angelina Jolie criticises governments over inaction on wartime sexual violence
The UN special envoy bemoaned a lack of progress in deterring perpetrators from using rape as a weapon of war and for failing to meet the needs of survivors

Sarah Johnson

28, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘There’s no protection’: South Africa faces Covid legacy of sex for money
HIV infections and pregnancies are on the increase among young women, after many resorted to transactional sex to survive during the pandemic

Sarah Johnson in Soshanguve

18, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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What drove 200 women to stab a gangster to death? Netflix series revisits crime that shocked India
For years, police claimed the 2004 killing was due to a feud. Now a documentary digs deeper into why women from a Nagpur slum murdered a rapist on a courtroom floor

Puja Bhattacharjee

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tigray rebels tortured and killed civilians in renewed fighting, survivors claim
Witnesses claim the attacks in Amhara region last month were carried out on those the TPLF suspected of supporting Ethiopian federal forces

Lucy Kassa

10, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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South African police arrest more than 120 after gang-rape of eight women
Dozens of zama-zamas – illegal miners from other countries – now being held in crime crackdown following music video shoot attack

Lizzy Davies

03, Aug, 2022 @10:26 AM

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‘Erasing our existence’: Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill blamed for rise in attacks
Draft bill would criminalise identifying as gay and could see intersex people compelled to undergo surgery

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Sexual abuse is normalised’: Uganda struggles with #MeToo
Samantha Mwesigye’s case had hoped to be the catalyst for a change to the culture of toxic masculinity. But four years on, she is still waiting to be heard

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

11, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Rape used ‘systematically’ during Lebanon’s civil war, report finds
Levels of torture and sexual violence used by combatants against women and girls during the 15-year conflict shocked investigators

Tessa Fox

09, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Women behind the lens: a moment of tenderness in a violent world
Adriana walked from Venezuela to Peru with her son, Mateo, a dangerous journey that ended in a daily fight for survival. She says all the risks she took were for her son

Daniela Rivera Antara

07, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Nepali woman’s account of rape prompts wave of protest over laws
Calls grow for repeal of statute of limitations and widening of definition of rape after former model makes allegations on TikTok

Sarah Johnson

03, Jun, 2022 @11:42 AM

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Médecins Sans Frontières apologises for using images of child rape survivor
Medical charity’s president calls publication of controversial photos ‘a mistake’ and says guidelines will be tightened

David Batty

26, May, 2022 @2:18 PM

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