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Soaring sexual violence pushes Sierra Leone to face ‘rape culture’

“Mary” was nine years old when her childhood abruptly ended. Three men fed her sedatives then raped her. Her mother, who had been washing clothes in a stream near their home in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, got home to find her child lying on the ground distraught, her legs and dress stained with blood.

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14.01.2019 | 14:35

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This house protects babies who are almost aborted

Abortion? Until now the issue has become a controversy. WHO notes, every year, there are around 50 million cases of abortion in the world. In Bandung, Indonesia, there is a house that accommodates prospective mothers who are unwillingly pregnant. The place is called Rumah RUTH or House of RUTH. 

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02.12.2018 | 15:29

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Malaysia needs to criminalize marital rape. Now.

REMNANTS of the colonial era. Patriarchal and archaic. These are just some of the reasons that could explain why marital rape is yet to be considered a crime in Malaysia.

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24.11.2018 | 14:34

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A bride for the summer – Sex tourism in Egypt

Hundreds of under-age Egyptian girls enter temporary marriages with rich tourists from the Persian Gulf during the summer in return for money for their families. These unions – dubbed summer marriages – are not legally binding and end when the foreigners return to their own countries.

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08.11.2018 | 12:25

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Raped then jailed: Mauritanian women fight to end victim blaming

Sex outside wedlock is by far the most common cause of incarceration for women in Mauritania, accounting for more than 40 percent of female prisoners.

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03.11.2018 | 11:38

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As rape crisis grows, South African pupils learn how to fight back

Girls practice self defence methods during a session with NGO Action Breaks Silence (ABS) called ‘Empowerment through self-defence for women and girls’ which aims to create a world free form fear of gender based violence, at Mbuyisa Makhubu Primary School in the are of Orlando West, in the South African township of Soweto, on October 10, 2018.

In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how to avoid the threat of rape that hangs over their daily lives.

“You are going to pretend that it is the rapist’s testicles,” says trainer Dimakatso Monokoli, holding out a padded targ

Date

26.10.2018 | 13:55

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With new DNA labs, India tackles backlog of sexual assault cases

Indian women protest against the rape of the eight year old in Mandsaur, Madhaya Pradesh, in New Delhi on June 30, 2018.

Less than half of the more than 25,000 cases that go to labs each year are processed, while 20 percent of lab reports do not hold up in court due to contaminated evidence

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24.08.2018 | 14:50

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