Sexual Violence

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…

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…

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY | 600 paedophiles arrested for child abuse | The Sunday Mail
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LET THE CHILDREN PLAY | 600 paedophiles arrested for child abuse | The Sunday Mail

Veronica Gwaze In a space of a month, Zimbabweans have woken up to two bizarre cases of child sexual abuse. A nine-year-old girl from Tsholotsho last week became the youngest mother in the country after giving birth to a baby girl at the United Bulawayo Hospitals through caesarean section (C-section). Barely days before people could…

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…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   South Africa, 4 November 2022 BREAKING—New report shows that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may make children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and abuse in South Africa Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in South Africa report found that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may increase children’s vulnerability to…

UNGA Vote on Russia's Annexation, Arctic Circle Assembly, International Day of the Girl, and More
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UNGA Vote on Russia's Annexation, Arctic Circle Assembly, International Day of the Girl, and More

 Listen to the podcast here. Transcript Bob McMahon: (00:01) In the coming week, the UN General Assembly considers condemning Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions. The Arctic Circle Assembly meets in Iceland and the International Day of the Girl marks its 10th anniversary. It’s October 6th, 2022, and time for The World Next Week. I’m…

More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications
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More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications

“The existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.” – George Orwell  Human trafficking is an issue that takes many forms and typologies across the world and society. Traditionally, human trafficking is thought of as falling into one of two categories: sex trafficking, trafficking in persons for commercial sexual exploitation, or…

Hope for Justice Speaks at UN Conference on Transnational Organised Crime
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Hope for Justice Speaks at UN Conference on Transnational Organised Crime

Hope for Justice were delighted to participate in the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (11th COP UNTOC) this week in Vienna. The Conference exists to help nations who support this convention to better combat transnational organised crime including the trafficking of persons, of…

Companies can benefit from protecting the reproductive health of their workers
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Companies can benefit from protecting the reproductive health of their workers

Editor’s note: this story is included here because they show there is value in investing in their workers. This quote is worth acknowledging: “Based on research, companies that invest in worker health, including reproductive health, saw three times more productivity, 50% lower injury rates, and improved worker health.”  JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The protection and realization…

Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north
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Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north

The protracted conflict in the three northern regions have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual exploitation as a form of sexual violence in conflict, the experts said in a statement. “We are alarmed by reports of refugee and internally displaced women and girls in the Tigray, Afar, and Amhara regions being abducted while attempting to…