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U.N. investigating ‘surge’ in female genital mutilation in Uganda

The probe comes after Ugandan media reported this week that armed groups had been forcefully conducting FGM in Kween district near the eastern border with Kenya.

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28.01.2019 | 15:50

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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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