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Women in Russia are victims of domestic violence on a large scale every year. These kind of abuses are considered “normal” in Russian families. The lack of a specific law on domestic violence and the police inaction are the main difficulties to start combating this terrifying violence. Domestic violence is not considered to be a crime against society, since it is treated as a private family matter.
2016-08-18 12:37:08
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Malalay (fictitious name to protect her identity) was born in Maidan Wardak, a province in central-eastern Afghanistan. She is one of six children and, since she was five, has lived in fear. Her father was often violent at home. Every day she would dread the moment her father returned from work, not knowing what his mood would be like.
2016-02-10 13:52:06
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2016-02-10 12:44:40
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Elizabeth Moyana is happy to be alive. The slender 24-year-old from Mabeya village in Chipinge, who prefers to be called Lizzy, is the fortunate survivor of a harrowing 12-and-a-half-hour labour that took her on a knife-edge journey of 180km from Mabeya Clinic to Chiredzi General Hospital – and ended in a big surprise.
2016-02-09 16:57:29
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2016-02-09 16:45:26
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Municipalities are one of the most active development drivers in various sectors, and gender equality is not an exception. Jaunpils municipality has also got involved in promoting equal rights and transfer of good practice. Several Heads of municipalities in Moldova have visited Jaunpils in order to adopt the good practice of Jaunpils in strengthening equity and women's rights. During the visits, the Moldovian Heads of municipalities have had the opportunity to meet the local municipality council and the non-governmental organizations.
2016-02-09 16:11:46
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2016-02-09 16:05:12
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Rafaela Cotzojay lives in a small Mayan community in the department of San Juan Sacatepéquez, about 30 minutes from Guatemala City. At 44 years of age, she is a survivor of both domestic and sexual violence.
2016-02-09 11:31:07
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In many developing countries women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and exclusion. Although the UN adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1979, women and girls still face discrimination in many societies today, particularly in the political and economic spheres.
2016-02-08 16:14:05
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2016-02-08 13:06:34
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