Violence Against Women
One Year From #MeToo: CARE Calls “Times Up” On Lack of Global Treaty to Protect Women in the Workplace
QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE.
Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time, fighting was raging in Ituri, her home province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mafi* holds her newborn daughter as she puts her hand gently on her little tummy. Shortly before fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo, four armed men raped Mafi and she became pregnant.
D. R. Congo: One of the World’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crises in Urgent Need of International Attention
A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017.
The BBC published a commentary about the health risks of maturing early, which can subject girls to a greater threat of sexual harassment and violence and lead to elevated rates of depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and anti-social behaviors in adulthood.