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Somali girls are breaking the silence about sexual assault and abortion

Girls Break the Silence About Sexual Assault and Abortion in Somalia

Content warning: r*pe, sexual assault I love Puntland, in its little corner of Somalia. I love the people who fight through famine, war and division. The ocean that laps its land. The dark desert where camels roam. Our Islamic way of life. But I weep

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns by Tariro Mantsebo for Girls' Globe

Abuse & Violence Rates Rise Amid Global Lockdowns

The pandemic is creating an environment of high stress, anxiety and depression for millions of people. It’s taking an economic and social toll. It is also leading to increased rates of domestic violence. In times of crisis or natural disaster, children’s and women’s health and safety are the most severely compromised. In our current situation, this pattern is compounded by limited access to safe centers, shelters and health services.

White Supremacy and Sexual Abuse in Uganda: the case of Bery Glaser by Georgina Diaz for Girls' Globe

White Privilege & Sexual Abuse in Uganda

After a day visiting amazing beaches and tropical forests, we stopped for tea at Bery’s Place & Ssese Humanitarian Services. It was a gorgeous place on a hill with views over Lake Victoria. A “muzungu” (white person) – Mr Bery Glaser – had founded the place in 2006 and it served as a shelter for young girls who were survivors of sexual abuse. Mr Glaser and his wife housed the girls, provided them with food, paid their school fees and took care of their health.

Thinking back, there was something disturbingly odd about the whole situation. I remember my goosebumps and how uneasy I felt. I guess I unintentionally refused to think poorly of this old, sick man.

What #MeToo did in Sweden

Media campaigns come and go and very few make it off the screen and into everyday life. Sexist structures are deeply rooted in most societies, and merely recognising the problem won’t be enough to eliminate it.

#MeToo: Reflections from a College Student

As an eighteen-year-old woman in college, I go to class everyday preparing to enter the ‘real’ world around me. But all around the world, powerful men take advantage of vulnerable people. It is a global phenomenon. And it terrifies me.

What Kesha’s Case Really Reveals

On February 19th, outlets published a photo of singer Kesha sobbing in a courtroom as a judge revealed she’d ruled against her. In a much-publicized case, the singer had been trying to get a preliminary injunction to allow her to stop recording with her producer, Lukasz

When Time Stood Still: A Story of Courage, Survival, and Healing

Once in a while a book comes around that will have a profound impact on the lives of others. In a rare combination of personal reflection and professional insight, When Time Stood Still is a book that will not only assist in the healing of

The Untold Story of Violence Against Female Migrants

In a time of global upheaval, from economic catastrophes to devastating civil wars, the issue of immigration is gaining importance the world over. The UN reports that last year, there were an estimated 232 million migrants worldwide, a sharp increase from previous years. Additionally, the

I Am That One in Ten

Imagine it. It is a hot summer day. You are a 19-year-old girl living and studying in a foreign city. You are excited to get to school because you are wearing your cute new summer dress. You squeeze onto a metro for your morning commute, your backpack

Human Trafficking in America’s Backyard

Human trafficking occurs in every corner of the globe from the southernmost foothills of Patagonia to the northernmost region of Siberia. Human trafficking is an egregious violation of human rights – one that often strips its victims of self-worth only to refill them with fear,

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