Gender

At least 4473 Women were Victims of Femicide in the Region in 2021 – Black Immigrant Daily News
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At least 4473 Women were Victims of Femicide in the Region in 2021 – Black Immigrant Daily News

In 2021, at least 4,473 women were victims of femicide (also known as feminicide) in 29 countries and territories of the region, according to the latest official data that countries reported to the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEO) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This represents at…

Stakeholders Advocate Elimination of Violence Against Women – Voice of Nigeria
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Stakeholders Advocate Elimination of Violence Against Women – Voice of Nigeria

Stakeholders Advocate Elimination Of Violence Against Women By Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan On Nov 26, 2022  Gender issue advocates have campaigned for a collaborative effort to reduce instances of violence against women and girls. They are also advocating fo women to stop engaging in violent acts, as the world celebrated the International Day of Elimination of Violence…

32 per cent women experience violence in Pakistan: UNFPA – Daily Times
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32 per cent women experience violence in Pakistan: UNFPA – Daily Times

Violence against women is one of the most prevalent human rights violation across the globe as it is a life-threatening health and protection issue. According to the statistics, 32 per cent of women have experienced violence in Pakistan. Half of these women never sought help or told anyone about the violence they had experienced. Gender-based…

We must help victims of sexual violence in Ukraine – eKathimerini.com
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We must help victims of sexual violence in Ukraine – eKathimerini.com

Nine months since the war in Ukraine began, we are increasingly reading reports of alleged war crimes, including sexual violence against women and girls. Sadly, history is repeating itself. Rape and other forms of sexual violence committed by combatants during armed conflict are as old as war itself. We thus mark this year’s International Day…

Human trafficking: Two appear in court after PSNI raid 27 brothels in Northern Ireland
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Human trafficking: Two appear in court after PSNI raid 27 brothels in Northern Ireland

Two people have appeared in court after a major operation against human trafficking. Gerard Corrigan, 62, from Park View, Pomeroy and Maive Martins Mariano, 47, from Rockview Crescent, Belleek, county Armagh have been charged with brothel keeping, human trafficking, controlling prostitution and money laundering. The offences allegedly occurred between 23 March 2020 and 21 November…

Human trafficking crime gang disrupted by PSNI as 27 brothels raided across Northern Ireland
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Human trafficking crime gang disrupted by PSNI as 27 brothels raided across Northern Ireland

The PSNI has approached victims from 27 brothels across Northern Ireland as part of a huge effort involving over 150 officers, against an organised crime group. Belfast Live joined police from the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit on Monday, as they visited two premises in Newry, with the door kicked in at one. Two…

27 brothels in NI raided in operation against human trafficking
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27 brothels in NI raided in operation against human trafficking

The PSNI has raided 27 brothels across Northern Ireland in a major operation against human trafficking. Up to 150 police officers took part in the operation, which saw a man and a woman arrested. Many of the women helped today were originally from Brazil. They were being exploited in brothels in towns like Armagh, Dungannon,…

“Crossing the River” review: Novel swims with deep issues
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“Crossing the River” review: Novel swims with deep issues

Fred Khumalo pulls no punches when it comes to the subject matter of his latest youth fiction novel. While many think of the genre as a breeding ground for optimism, Khumalo uses it to introduce young adults to the  visceral southern African issues of tribalism, xenophobia, racism, classism, rape, vagrancy, human trafficking and organ harvesting….

Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know
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Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know

When you think of human trafficking, what comes to mind? Who do you see as the victim? Who do you see as the perpetrator? It’s likely what first comes to mind when you think of human trafficking isn’t what’s most common. As we approach January—which is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month—it’s important we…

Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report Launch Event 27 September 2022
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Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report Launch Event 27 September 2022

Paving the way forward with recommendations to protect sexually exploited boys in Bolivia Bolivia—As part of the Global Boys Initiative, ECPAT International and Consortium ECPAT Bolivia launched the Bolivia report on 27 September in La Paz, Bolivia.  The event marked a ground-breaking step forward for Bolivia, its government, and care workers engaged with youth and…