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VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

Maya is one of the many Romanian girls lured to work in brothels and massage parlours across Europe in the hope of escaping poverty at home. Often deceived by boyfriends who are little more than pimps, these teenagers are desperate for a better life. Maya is now in a brothel in Switzerland, but her younger […]

Women In Peru Protest Against Rising Tide Of Murder And Sexual Crime

Women In Peru Protest Against Rising Tide Of Murder And Sexual Crime

Women’s rights campaigners will take to the streets of Peru on Saturday to protest against sexual violence, in a move described by the country’s women’s minister as “a cry against impunity”. Organisers estimate that more than 50,000 people could take part in the march in the capital, Lima. Thousands more are expected to participate in […]

Trafficked To Turin: The Nigerian Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Italy

Trafficked To Turin: The Nigerian Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Italy

It’s just after 9pm when the first Nigerian women start to appear on the streets of Asti, a small city near Turin in northern Italy. Some stand in groups of two or three, flagging down passing cars or checking their phones. Many are alone – solitary figures backlit by the stream of headlights moving into […]

Venezuela Crisis: Sterilizations Soar As Couples Count The Cost Of children

Venezuela Crisis: Sterilizations Soar As Couples Count The Cost Of children

Rawlins/Reuters Reuters in Caracas Wednesday 3 August 2016 17.33 BST Last modified on Wednesday 3 August 2016 18.24 BST Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 179 Comments 32 Save for later Venezuela’s food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are reluctantly opting […]

A Woman’s Right To Her Real Estate

I want to talk about the Malawian “Hyena” issue. Actually, I want to SCREAM!!! I was shocked beyond words to read that a man in 2016 takes pride in having the ‘job’ to deflower young girls as part of a rite of passage into womanhood. This man isn’t developing a cure for the world’s dreaded diseases […]

Landmark Ruling Provides Legal Clarity For Women’s Right To Tenure On Farms

Landmark Ruling Provides Legal Clarity For Women’s Right To Tenure On Farms

The devastating impact on the family of a worker who had lived on a Citrusdal farm for almost 40 years before he was dismissed and evicted, potentially leaving his wife, children and grandchildren destitute, was highlighted in a landmark Constitutional Court ruling on 14 July. A majority judgment found that the man’s wife was entitled […]

Zika Emergency Pushes Women To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law

Zika Emergency Pushes Women To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law

Women’s groups in Brazil are set to challenge the abortion laws this summer in the hope of making a safe and legal termination possible for women at risk of delivering a baby born with defects after exposure to the Zika virus. “Women should be able to decide and have the means to terminate pregnancies because […]

Why Is The Rape Crisis In Rural India Passing Under The Radar?

Why Is The Rape Crisis In Rural India Passing Under The Radar?

Another horrific rape and murder in India, this time in the southern state of Kerala, in Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. At least 30 injuries were found on the victim’s body; her intestines were eviscerated and she had bite marks on her back. This – the Jisha case – bears a chilling similarity to the Nirbhaya case, the […]

What’s My Name?

What’s My Name?

The above title, from a song by Rihanna, may well sum up an aspect of the modern woman’s dilemma. It was ‘different strokes for different folks’ some years ago when a Nigerian born billionaire issued newspaper advertisements purportedly restraining his estranged wife from ‘parading’ his surname. Some cheered him, others condemned his action.  It probably […]

India Mandates All Cell Phones Have “Panic Button” for Women

India Mandates All Cell Phones Have “Panic Button” for Women

The occurrence of rape in India is pervasive. The country averages one rape every four hours, according to a recent report. And to make matters worse, the nation has one of the lowest police-to-citizen ratios in the world. Now government officials are taking unique measures to combat the crisis by mandating that all mobile phone manufacturers, […]