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Bolivia’s Aymara Women Train To Fight Back Against Domestic Violence

Bolivia’s Aymara Women Train To Fight Back Against Domestic Violence

Lucrecia Huayhua has survived domestic violence for most of her life. Now, with other indigenous Aymara women in Bolivia’s highlands, she is taking things into her own hands with taekwondo classes to learn self-defense. In the high-altitude cities of La Paz and El Alto, indigenous “cholita” women, who have long faced discrimination, train wearing their […]

Teen Held for Allegedly Killing Would-Be Rapist With His Knife

Teen Held for Allegedly Killing Would-Be Rapist With His Knife

A 17-year-old girl is in custody after apparently fatally stabbing a man who wanted to rape her in Sofaya Village, Limpopo police said on Monday. The man confronted the teen while she was on her way to the local tavern in the early hours of Sunday morning, said Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. “[He] wanted to […]

Malawi Girls Learn Self-Defense Tactics Against Sexual Abuse

Malawi Girls Learn Self-Defense Tactics Against Sexual Abuse

Schoolgirls in Malawi are learning what to do if someone tries to attack them. A Kenyan NGO started the training in response to a recent study that showed one in five girls under the age of 18 in Malawi has been sexually assaulted. At a school in the Salima district of central Malawi, girls are […]