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Women Migrants Fearing Rape Take Contraceptives Before Journey

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Nov 30 – Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday. Women and girls who risk sexual violence as they flee their home countries are

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Swipe to Report Child Abuse: App Launched in India to Rein in Crime

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A state in western India has launched a mobile app for people to report child abuse, in an effort to protect children after a series of abuses came to light. The Maharashtra State Child Rights Protection Commission on Wednesday launched the Child Helpline for Information

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Indian Rape Survivor Comic Superhero Takes on Acid Attacks

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Oct 13  – Two years after unveiling a comic about a rape survivor-turned-superhero who takes on her abusers, filmmaker Ram Devineni is using a sequel to highlight the acid attacks that maim and scar hundreds of women in India every year. “Priya’s Shakti” was the first Indian comic book of its

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At Least 120 Cases of Sexual Violence in South Sudan Capital: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, July 28 – The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan’s capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country’s rival leaders. Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in Juba for several

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Kenya Urged to Help Women Raped During Post-Election Violence

By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 15 – Hundreds of girls and woman raped during Kenya’s 2007-2008 post-election violence are struggling with devastating health problems including HIV, a rights group said on Monday, as it urged the government to provide help and compensation. Human Rights Watch (HRW), which interviewed more than 170 rape victims, said most

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Photographer Shows Life after Rape in India

By Magdalena Mis LONDON, Jan 18  – When Smita Sharma began photographing survivors of rape in India in December 2014, the experience was so intense that she developed post traumatic stress disorder. The condition worsened when Sharma’s cousin killed herself after being abused by a classmate. “For months I would get nightmares and I would

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