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My country and its femicides

A demonstrator wears a hat with a picture of late environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres during a protest to demand justice over her murder of in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 9, 2016 © REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A demonstrator wears a hat with a picture of late environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres during a protest to demand justice over her murder of in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 9, 2016 © REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Honduras has the highest incidence of femicides and in ninety percent of these cases, there is no police investigation. This is a country with the highest level of femicide in Central America. In the last 10 years about 4,500 women have been murdered in Honduras.

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20.07.2016 | 15:36

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When girls are not any longer girls: The abuse of under-age girls in Latin and Central America

© picture-alliance/dpa/M. Gambarini

© picture-alliance/dpa/M. Gambarini

In Latin and Central America, there are many cases of young girls who have been raped continuously, since not everyone has respects the rights of minors.

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15.01.2016 | 13:31

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Women’s rights in focus in Afghanistan

© Getty Images/AFP/W. Kohsar

© Getty Images/AFP/W. Kohsar

Womens rights and gender equality are in focus in Afghanistan after Kabul University introduced a new course aimed at improving the position of women in Afghan society.

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24.11.2015 | 14:53

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