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Bring The ABSU 5 Who Gang-Raped A Woman in Nigeria to Justice

There’s a desperate search on for a female university student in Nigeria. Some want to silence her. Others want to protect her. On August 16, the […]

Criminal Justice, Rape, The WIP Talk

Rape in Congo Can Be Death Sentence to Women

Rape as a weapon of war continues to take a heavy toll on women’s lives in today’s conflicts around the world. A high proportion of the […]

Africa, Rape, The WIP Talk

Tapestries of Hope: Director Michealene Cristini Risley on the Tenacity and Optimism of Zimbabwe’s Rape Survivors

by Jessica Mosby – USA – The most striking element of the new documentary Tapestries of Hope is not the hell that the young rape survivors […]

Africa, Arts & Culture, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, HIV/AIDS, Interviews, Rape, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

by Jessica Mosby – USA – “Rape has always been used as a weapon of war” is the opening line of the new documentary film The […]

Africa, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Gender Violence, Politics & Democracy, Rape, Sexual Violence, War Crimes

A Rape Case in Saudi Arabia Explodes into International Headlines

by Patricia Meehan Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – In 2006, what to Saudi society seemed a routine case settled in Sharia court, exploded […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Islam, Laws & Legislation, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Rape, Saudi Arabia, Sexism, The WIP Editorial, Women's Rights

Child Rights Activist Betty Makoni “Lights Up the Dark” for Abused and Disadvantaged Young Girls

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The stories we listened to made us bleed inside, the genital wounds we later had to help nurse evoked us, […]

Africa, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Rape, Sexual Violence, Teaching & Learning, Women Activists, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

Will Sex with a Virgin Cure HIV/AIDS? – Why Zambian Children Are Being Defiled: The Courts Try New Measures to Stop the Record Number of Cases

by Delphine Zulu – Zambia – The number of children being defiled in Zambia has continued to increase dramatically because of a widespread belief that having […]

Africa, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Health, HIV/AIDS, Indigenous Culture, Laws & Legislation, Rape, Teaching & Learning, Zambia