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Where Men Now Fear to Tread

April 4, 2012

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By Hannah Rubenstein No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS UMOJA, Kenya, Apr 4, 2012 (IPS) – No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya; one has not for two decades. It is a village only of and […]

Report: Women Farmers Denied Equal Rights

March 26, 2012

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March 23, 2012Joe DeCapua Photo: Bread for the World Bread for the World says women farmers need equal rights and equal access to resources. A humanitarian group says if women farmers had the same rights as men much more could be done to reduce world hunger. Bread for the World says equal access to agricultural […]

Fact Sheet: U.S. Work for Abandonment of Female Cutting

February 22, 2012

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18 February 2012 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 18, 2012 2011/254 FACT SHEET The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice that ranges from nicking to total removal of the external female genitalia. An estimated 100 to 145 million women […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]