Sexual violence

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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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‘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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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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‘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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‘Any time, anything could go wrong’: the women hoping to heal South Sudan
The country’s first 10 years has been marred by civil war, sexual violence and poverty. But women are working to gain justice for victims and hope for change

Lizzy Davies

09, Jul, 2021 @7:53 AM

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Uproar in Zimbabwe as teenager who ‘fought off sexual assault’ charged with murder
Activists believe the case, in which the accused says she acted in self-defence, shows the law fails women

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

01, Jul, 2021 @12:24 PM

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The ‘human rights’ sex trade case that will harm women
A European court judgment this week could reverse laws that protect the vulnerable and abused

Julie Bindel

19, Jun, 2021 @6:26 PM

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‘Don’t betray women of Tigray’: calls grow for international action against rape in war
Politicians among signatories of two open letters urging investigation into reports of sexual violence in Ethiopian conflict

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

19, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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