A young Pokot girl is held by a member of her community as she tries to escape a forced marriage, unaware of the arrangements her father had made.
Date14.02.2019 | 14:29
Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is banned in several countries. Doctors on the ground and in Germany provide medical and psychological help.
Date07.02.2019 | 11:03
TagsAmref Health Organization, Desert Flower Foundation, female genital mutilation, FGM, Germany, Guinea, Kenya, Waris Dirie
Date04.02.2019 | 14:47
Though the practice was outlawed 30 years ago, this is Britain’s first conviction for female genital mutilation
A London mother was found guilty of subjecting her 3-year-old daughter to female genital mutilation on Friday in Britain’s first conviction for FGM – more than 30 years after the practice was outlawed.
Date02.02.2019 | 13:41
TagsEngland, female genital mutilation, FGM, girls' rights, London, NSPCC, witch, witchcraft, women's rights
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.
Date28.01.2019 | 15:50
Tagsfemale genital mutilation, FGM, girls' rights, Kenya, Kween, Uganda, UNFPA, United nations, women's rights
Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands.
Date22.01.2019 | 13:27
Young girls in south India continue to be “dedicated” to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the ancient ritual, researchers said.
The devadasi system, which involves putting a beaded necklace around girls and often leads to a life of sex work and slavery, goes unchecked in Karnataka state, according to two reports released this month.
Date22.01.2019 | 13:08
Tagsbride, Devadasi, India, karnataka, prostitute, sex work, sex worker, slavery, temple prostitute, women's rights