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Afghan Women Illegally Forced Into ‘Virginity Tests’

Afghan Women Illegally Forced Into ‘Virginity Tests’

Women in Afghanistan are being forced to undergo so-called virginity tests, more than two years after a law requiring consent was introduced, researchers said on Thursday. The test involves a doctor performing an examination to identify whether the hymen – the thin tissue that may partially cover the vagina – is intact, and has been […]

‘Break The Silence’ Tortillas Urge Women To Denounce Abuse In Mexico

‘Break The Silence’ Tortillas Urge Women To Denounce Abuse In Mexico

Customers at the Esperanza tortilla factory in the northern Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo found their tortillas wrapped differently this month – in white paper with “break the silence” written in red, urging women to report abuse and seek help. In a creative response to battling violence against women, the Nuevo Laredo Women’s Institute printed […]