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10/11/13

Sentenced to Marriage at 16

When Robena was 16 years old, her father killed a person, and gave Robena to the family he had hurt in order to compensate for the death. She, too, had become a victim of her...

10/11/13

Violence Against Women Act Signed Into Law!

On March 7, 2013, the day before International Women’s Day, President Barack Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act into law.

10/8/13

My Life Was Dark Before, But Now There Is Light

In a small, rural village in northern Ethiopia, Fikere and her husband Kasa would like to have three children – two boys and a girl.

10/8/13

I Have a Message for the Government

Florence Okello, 58, lives in Pader district, northern Uganda.

10/8/13

Hawo’s Decision

Hawo has refused to have her daughters circumcised in line with Somali tradition. The marriage between Hawo's grandfather, an Eritrean, and her grandmother, a Somali,...

10/8/13

Bad Spirits

Night falls, and one by one, the candles flicker on in the camps – tiny pinpricks of light in a city clad in darkness. As the sun retreats, the muffled cries begin. The women...

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