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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

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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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Bride abduction is not cool – Fighting forced marriage in Kyrgyzstan

“Ala kachuu” is Kyrgyz and translates as “Grab her and run”. What sounds like an entertaining popular sport is actually the widespread practice of kidnapping women and forcing them into marriage. With her initiative “Ala kachuu is not cool!” Kyrgyz Svetlana Dzardanova is taking a stand against the alleged custom.

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24.08.2018 | 14:37

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Sondos Al-Qattan is everything wrong about the Kafala system

Sondos Al-Qattan recently gave herself a new title in addition to beauty blogger and social media influencer: slave owner.

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02.08.2018 | 12:42

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Against all odds, Uganda women make a stand

Charity Kyohirwe did not turn up to her local  church on the evening of March 23rd. The 32-year-old’s body was found the following day with marks of strangulation and sexual abuse. The suspects had used Kyohirwe’s own mobile phone to call her relatives and demand a ransom of five million shillings ($1,290). The family could not afford to pay.

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14.07.2018 | 19:14

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