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.
Violence Against Women
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.
What Is Gender-Based Violence?
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!
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.