Tag: rape

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 profiled have lived through, but their unbreakable spirit. The film is a vibrant international

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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 Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo. For 76 minutes the film exposes the incredibly

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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 into headlines of outrage, protest and disbelief across the globe. Qatif is a center

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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, the long distances we traveled every day and night to educate girls on their

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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 sex with a virgin will cure HIV/AIDS; this mis-information is mainly spread by local

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