Violence Against Women

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Forced Pregnancies

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 12, 2018
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Peru has one of the highest rates of reported rape in Latin America. An estimated 62% of these affect women between the ages of 10…

3 million girls are at risk of FGM

By Donor Direct Action | May 2, 2018
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During a recent medical examination 21 year old Sia found out that she had undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) as a young girl. Her genitalia…

Efua Dorkenoo Fund to End FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 12, 2018
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  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a severe form of violence against girls and women which includes partial or total removal of the external female…

Sold into marriage in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 4, 2018
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We recently received this note from Krishma and wanted to share it with you: At age 18 I was sold into marriage to an older…

London activist unveils badge to herald beginning of end for FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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London activist and FGM survivor Nimco Ali created the triangular brooch to mark the fact that ending the brutal practice is a tangible reality. The…

To end FGM, donors must trust women working on the frontlines

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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Three countries with the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) – Sierra Leone, Mali and Sudan – have yet to ban it. The harmful…

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Justice eludes rape victims in Somalia’s Puntland – campaigners

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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Justice eludes rape victims in Somalia’s Puntland – campaigners Women and girls in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland who accuse police, army and marines of…

2018 Update on Ending FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 1, 2018
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Read our 2018 Update on Ending FGM  

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Suspect freed after gang rape in Somalia

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 29, 2018
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Suspect freed after gang rape in Somalia Last week we wrote to you about several women and girls who have been brutally raped and gang-raped…

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Some Puntland policemen are raping women instead of helping to protect them

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 19, 2018
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Some Puntland policemen are raping women instead of helping to protect them Just after 2am on January 10th a group of eight armed men invaded…

Rape, Underage Sex, Forced Marriage, Abuse. That’s the Plight of Too Many Afghan Girls

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 16, 2018
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Sahar was only 10 years old when she was forced to marry an older man. Her father agreed to “trade” her in what is known…

Your help to girls like 10 year old Sahar is invaluable!

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 20, 2017
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I want you to know how much your generosity means. Sahar was only 10 when she was forced to marry an older man in Afghanistan.…