#Gender Based Violence

  • Article: Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5
    Girls & Women

    Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5

    April 1, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "We were taught men were the leaders and God made women to be submissive." Read more

  • Article: Survivors Are Crucial to Ending Rape as a Weapon of War
    PartnerGirls & Women

    Survivors Are Crucial to Ending Rape as a Weapon of War

    March 15, 2019|Stand Speak Rise Up

    Stand Speak Rise Up! is an international conference committed to ending sexual violence in conflict. Read more

  • Article: UK Government Recommits to Ending Breast-Ironing of Young Girls
    Girls & Women

    UK Government Recommits to Ending Breast-Ironing of Young Girls

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 13, 2019

    Experts says stopping the abusive practice will require legislation. Read more

  • Article: Emma Watson Just Shared an Anti-FGM Video You Need to See
    Girls & Women

    Emma Watson Just Shared an Anti-FGM Video You Need to See

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 8, 2019

    The charity made one of Watson’s “favourite campaign videos ever” — and you have to see it. Read more

  • Article: Women in Zimbabwe Are Wearing All Black to Protest Being Raped by the Military
    Girls & Women

    Women in Zimbabwe Are Wearing All Black to Protest Being Raped by the Military

    By Daniele Selby  and  Carmen Singer|Feb. 1, 2019

    Military personnel have reportedly used rape as a punishment following anti-government protests. Read more

  • Article: FGM Becomes Legal Again in Liberia as Ban Expires
    Girls & Women

    FGM Becomes Legal Again in Liberia as Ban Expires

    By Daniele Selby|Jan. 30, 2019

    More than 40% of young women and girls in Liberia have undergone FGM. Read more

  • Article: 19 People Arrested in Uganda After Reports of Women Forced to Undergo FGM by Gangs
    Girls & Women

    19 People Arrested in Uganda After Reports of Women Forced to Undergo FGM by Gangs

    By Daniele Selby|Jan. 24, 2019

    The arrests follow reports of more than 400 girls and women being subjected to FGM. Read more

  • Article: Indian Girls Forced Into Sex Work Despite Ban on Religious Ritual
    Girls & Women

    Indian Girls Forced Into Sex Work Despite Ban on Religious Ritual

    Jan. 22, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The girls involved are usually from the lower-caste Dalit community. Read more