Sexual Violence

Feb 16, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Law Enforcement Officers Continue Harassment Following Rape of Marma Sisters by Local Security Forces

 Following the rape of the two Marma sisters by law enforcement officers, the conflict seems to be far from over. Hospital attendants who were caring for the two victims were seen beaten by recognized law enforcement officers in plain clothes. The two victims are now staying at a relative’s house in town under police protection, as they fear stigmatisation if they return to their village....

Feb 16, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Law Enforcement Officers...

 Following the rape of the two Marma sisters by law enforcement officers, the conflict seems to be far from over. Hospital attendants who were caring for the two victims were seen beaten by recognized...

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Feb 12, 2018

Somaliland: Ministry Adopts New Legislation in...

Photo Courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons On Wednesday, 7 February 2018, Somaliland’s Ministry of Religious Affairs passed a religious edict against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM),...

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Feb 01, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Suspicion of Rape and...

Photo courtesy of @SFTHQ by Flickr   While on a patrol drive through Orachhari village, members of the joint army forces reportedly raped and sexually assaulted two Marma girls, aged 19...

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Jan 09, 2018

Somaliland: Parliament Passes Bolder Anti-Rape...

Photo courtesy of Direct Relief The country of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. As rape cases in Somaliland have become more brutal and numbers have risen, lawmakers hope that the new law will...

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Dec 06, 2017

Somaliland: State set to be First African Nation...

  Photo Courtesy of Direct Relief @Flickr  In recent Somaliland elections, candidates of all three political parties pledged that upon success they would commit to ending the practice of...

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Aug 11, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Women Disproportionately...

Photo courtesy of Star File    According to Khushi Kabir, coordinator of Nijera Kori and member of the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission, the “deliberate exclusion of indigenous...

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Mar 10, 2017

Haratin: Women Prime Victims of Slavery and Sexual...

Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post Haratin women endure disproportionate suffering as slaves and victims of sexual violence in Mauritania. Many of these women are born into slavery and experience discrimination...

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Feb 20, 2017

Somaliland: Widespread cases of Sexual and Gender-based...

  Photo by UNFPA Somalia Environment and migration can be strongly tied as demonstrated by the case of Somaliland. Although often a neglected topic, the consequences for environmental refugees...

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