A multi-pronged approach that encourages Kenyan magistrates, prosecutors, doctors, clinicians, and government chemists to work together in pursuit of justice has helped fast track sexualized violence cases and bring justice closer to survivors.
Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People’s Army being the first in the world to acknowledge the different realities and disadvantages women and the LGBTQ population face, advocates say deeply entrenched misogyny is stalling progress.
The Syrian war is not a clean-cut sectarian conflict as some would suggest. However, a study of sectarian trends and dynamics can illuminate some overlooked aspects of the war, says Fabrice Balanche of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
They are the hidden cost of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines: single, teenage mothers whose partners have been killed by police or vigilantes. And without a job or government support, it’s near impossible for them to support their children.
When the women of Rwandit village learned how much initiation ceremonies for girls and boys were really costing them—in terms of money and lost education – they radically reformed their traditions, giving women and girls more power in the process.