Violence Against Women

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, rendered the family "tribeless," causing much suffering, especially during times of war.

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 creep deeper into their flimsy shelters of bed sheets and plastic tarps, praying for the morning to come.

10/7/13

Don’t Hide

Seruka or “Don’t Hide,” is an organization in Bujumbura, Burundi, that provides confidential medical support for survivors of

10/7/13

Q&A with Suniti Neogy of CARE India

Suniti, tell us about your job.

I've been working for CARE for more than 10 years. I focus on gender and health issues, and work with families, service providers, NGOs and the government – all at the same time!

10/7/13

Gender-based violence and war

Throughout recent history, violence against women and girls has been a part of armed conflict. Women and girls are killed, injured, widowed and orphaned.

10/7/13

“The Teaching Struck Me Deep In My Heart”

In rural Rwanda, a man named Fidѐle joined one of CARE’s innovative programs addressing the violence that plagued his community. Fidѐle always dreamed of having a son. But, after his wife delivered three daughters, Fidѐle started to abuse her.

10/3/13

“Be a Man!”

The Yugoslavian Wars of 1991-2001 were based on national and ethnic tensions that resulted in numerous cases of gender-based violence, including mass rapes of women and sexual abuse against men and boys in prison camps.

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