#Gender Based Violence

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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|April 1, 2019

    "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

    Survivors Are Crucial to Ending Rape as a Weapon of War

    From Stand Speak Rise Up|March 15, 2019

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Indian Girls Forced Into Sex Work Despite Ban on Religious Ritual

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Jan. 22, 2019

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