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September 30, 2019

Impoverished Women in Malawi Fishin...

Along the shores of Lake Malawi, poverty and food shortages are chronic problems, due to a declining fish catches in the lake. Women facing hunger, or trying to feed their families, sometimes resort to having sex with fishermen in order to get something to eat

September 29, 2019

American Charity School in Liberia ...

Students at an American charity school in Liberia almost lost their institution to a notorious sex abuse scandal, forcing the academy to close. Then a new, Liberian-run organization formed to re-open the school. In Monrovia, Monique John follows one student on her first day back in class

July 26, 2019

Foreign Students May Face Greater R...

The #MeToo movement has exposed how powerful public figures use sexual harassment against the less powerful. But underreported is how international students in the U.S. deal with harassment on campus. Students from some cultures might face a higher risk because they have been taught not to challenge authority or create conflict

July 9, 2019

DC Beauty Queen Advocates for Sexua...

In the age of #MeToo, Washington’s Miss District of Columbia 2019 is using her title to help victims of sexual violence and raise awareness about the problem. Her name is Katelynne Cox and besides being Miss. D.C., the 25-year-old is the executive director of ‘Silence Is Not Compliance,~VOA NEWS 0

June 7, 2019

Stitching Stories of Sexual Violenc...

Thousands of stories told by sexual assault survivors are stitched together in hundreds of quilts. Together, they form The Monument Quilt, a project organized by an activist collective called FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

April 18, 2019

SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict...

Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, briefs reporters as a guest at the noon briefing

March 26, 2019

UN Officials: 13 Million in Congo N...

2 million people were newly displaced last year; 7.3 million children are out of school; 300,000 children die each year before their fifth birthday; 3 in 10 women are reported to be victims of sexual violence; and in January alone there were 7,000 cases of measles and 3,500 cases of cholera

February 27, 2019

Malakal Mobile Court for Rape Victi...

Once all is set, the suspects are brought in from the United Nations protection site, under heavy UN police security. And then one by one, the accused take their place in the dock, as the audience awaits the proceedings

February 15, 2019

OHCHR Worries About South Sudan Sex...

According to a joint report by OHCHR and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), attacks against women have decreased significantly since the peace accord was signed on 12 September

February 8, 2019

Hundreds Demand Strong Action Again...

Hundreds of people protested outside of police headquarters in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, demanding strong action against sexual abuse

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