Tag: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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Fight Against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

Gambian activist Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage. As UN Women’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, she is committed to ending FGM by mobilizing youth and r...

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Nepal: Women Owning their Stories of Violence

From 1996-2006, the Government of Nepal engaged in armed conflict with a Maoist insurgency. Both parties to the conflict routinely tortured, raped, detained and killed women and girls. Breaking the culture of silence ...

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Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

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Solomon Islands : Uprooting Violence against Women

United Nations - He's a violent criminal. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Sadly his crime is not unusual - at least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their ...

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Haiti: Violence against women – The enemy within

United Nations, August 2010 - Worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates and impairs their ability to participate in the rebuilding or development of their countries. This has been the case in the after...

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Seeking justice: Sexual violence in the DRC

United Nations, New York, January 2010 - The world has been made increasingly aware of the level of sexual violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is used as a tactic of war...

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Thousands of murders – almost no convictions…

United Nations, New York, 18 December 2009 - Guatemala is one of the world's most violent countries: Murder, extortion, trafficking and gang warfare are rife. But very few violent criminals are ever prosecuted. One wo...

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Rwanda: Sexual Violence

United Nations, New York, November 2009 - It happened during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda brutal and widespread sexual violence. The horrors that occurred left a devastating legacy that is still felt throughout the c...

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One woman’s battle: Fight for justice in Niger

United Nations, March 2009 - Born...or sold into slavery. It's the brutal reality for hundreds of thousands of African women. But in Niger, one extraordinary woman fought back. In a groundbreaking legal battle she cha...