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Trafficked Nepali, Indian Women Repatriated

Five women from Nepal and India who had been trafficked into the country were repatriated to their home countries this week.

One-Fifth of Women Don’t Know if Abortion Is Illegal in Kenya, New Study Shows

A new study by Marie Stopes Kenya showed that 20.7 per cent of women seeking abortion services in Nairobi “do not know” whether the process is illegal.

African Men Try Leading the Fight to Stop Sexual Violence

When SP le Roux began to think about the sexual violence epidemic in his home country of South Africa, he put his background as an electrical engineer and inventor to work.

SEA Games: Foreign Tourist Surge to Philippines Sees Rising Risk of Sex Trafficking

There has been a surge in tourists to locations of the Southeast Asian Games this year. Thousands of women could be facing increased sexual abuse.

Meet University Student ‘Counting Dead Women’ Around Kenya

When she is not at university, Audrey Mugeni is updating her spreadsheet. Every month, she adds more names. In one column, a grim question needs answering: ‘What killed this woman?’

In Philippine Red-Light District, an Uphill Struggle to Battle Trafficking and Abuses

The Philippines sex industry and potential for continued exploitation is indirectly aided by legislative loopholes and indifference from authorities.

‘Dumped Babies Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg’: The Deadly Consequences of Curbing Reproductive Rights

Abortions are illegal in Kenya. Every day, 320 women are hospitalised – and seven die – as a result of dangerous ‘quack’ abortions in Kenya.

Bangladesh’s Child Marriage Problem Is the World’s Human Trafficking Crisis

Approximately 52 percent of girls in Bangladesh are coerced into marriage as children and left without the support they need to protect themselves.

How to Make Abortion Great Again

Poland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the EU. But four women, nicknamed the "abortion dream team," are pushing back.

What the World Loses if Turkey Destroys the Syrian Kurds

Amid crackdowns on supporters of the Kurdish movement in Turkey, Kurdish Syria became the heart of the greater Kurdish movement.

The Poland Model—Promoting ‘Family Values’ With Cash Handouts

The program’s design is similar to universal basic income, and marks a departure from the paternalistic attitude of previous governments.

‘I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.’ How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords

Khat is one of the most popular — and lucrative — drugs in the region, bringing in $400,000 a day in Kenya alone for its primarily women sellers.

Doubts Still Linger on Kenyans’ Safety in Middle East

Stories of Kenyan women migrant workers pleading for help led the Kenya government to shut down thousands of unregulated recruiting agencies.

The Living Hell of Young Girls Enslaved in Bangladesh’s Brothels

Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh.

Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News

The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.

Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime

Five different times, Shana Grice reported her ex-boyfriend to the police in Sussex, England.

Only Women Can Stop the Apocalypse

Nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War, nuclear conflict remains the single greatest immediate threat to global security.

El Salvador Kills Women as the U.S. Shrugs

Washington helped start an epidemic of violence against women in Central America. Now it’s washing its hands of the problem.
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