News on Gender-based violence

22 November 2006
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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala— Above Guatemala City morgue and forensic medical service, clouds of vultures circle and dip. The smell of death and cleaning chemicals hits visitors with the force of a hammer. In Guatemala, a... Read more
30 May 2006
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MASIAKA, Sierra Leone — For Mariama Bangura, the peace that followed a decade of bloody civil war in Sierra Leone was almost as devastating as the conflict itself. Mariama, now 25, was spirited away from her home in... Read more
22 June 2006
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MONROVIA, Liberia — Twenty-one-year-old Aminata Keita remembers the exact moment when attackers broke into her home. The four men, armed with guns and knives, stormed the house at 3:35 on the morning of March 28, going... Read more
11 October 2006
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CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova—“I endured nine years of consistent physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my husband,” says Angela. “I said nothing about it because I knew my circle of friends would not support me... Read more
25 January 2006
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — A new centre that deals with family violence, children in trouble, and female victims of crime started its operations in Kabul on Sunday, 22 January. The Family Response Unit is the first of... Read more
3 January 2008
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EL-FASHER, Sudan — Although she has lived through the chaos of conflict, suffered the loss of a child, endured the rejection of family and community, and dealt with her own disability and her husband’s blindness, Mecca... Read more
27 February 2007
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ISTANBUL — The first thing a visitor notices when entering the spacious lobby of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper, Hürriyet, is a life-size poster of a battered woman staring out with vacant eyes under the words: “Speak... Read more
9 July 2007
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RECIFE, Brazil — “I get no respect from my friends for staying home with Gabriel,” says José Silas as he lounges on the sofa with his eight-month-old son, Gabriel. In their tiny concrete home in the balmy Brazilian city... Read more
30 August 2007
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9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — “When I was nine years old I dreamed of becoming a lawyer,” Viviana Palacios, 23, from Colombia told a packed auditorium on the second day of the Women Deliver conference. It was an ambitious dream... Read more

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