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Shedding clothes and taboos, Mexican women learn to sext safely

A woman takes part in a workshop on sexting safely and responsibly in Mexico City, on August 27, 2018.

Marytrini Aguilar, a 43-year-old Mexican woman with a stable marriage and two grown children, may not be what most people have in mind when they think of the word “sexting.”

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06.12.2018 | 13:31

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Women’s War Wounds Never Really Heal (Part 2)

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“The United Nations, the US, and countless other countries all know about what is happening to us. Everyone has acknowledged [the atrocities] publicly. We are peaceful people and we are being killed mercilessly,” Ameena Sawwan states.

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08.05.2015 | 14:07

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Women’s War Wounds Never Really Heal (Part 1)

A raging war in Syria has exposed countless women to mind-numbing violence. (Credit: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development) © WFS

A raging war in Syria has exposed countless women to mind-numbing violence. (© Russell Watkins/Department for International Development)

For Ameena Sawwan, the survivor of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, it was the Arab Spring that turned out to be the beginning of a nightmare in which she is trapped even today. What started off as peaceful protests against a repressive regime soon gave way to a series of retaliatory attacks by government forces. These days, a civil war rages in her country, a war  which has exposed countless citizens, particularly vulnerable women and children like Ameena and her little nieces and nephews, to mind-numbing violence.

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08.05.2015 | 13:45

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