The overall number is up, because a new country is in the mix, but the overall prevalence is down. Which is science for, “Things are getting better.”
“Our cultural values were trampled by these crimes.”
A horrifying number making the rounds is almost 20 years old.
General descriptions of perpetrators have led many to assume refugees committed the crime.
The new law goes into effect March 1 — but it doesn’t cover sexual violence, and it doesn’t protect people in same-sex partnerships.
The convicted rapist, who is also a musician, apparently won the president over with a sycophantic song.
“Every time I go to one of the mass shelters, I feel like I need to apologize to the refugees,” a United Nations official told researchers.
An independent panel found indifference by field staff to sex abuse and abuse of authority by UN officials.
Sen. Bob Casey is urging the Obama administration to push Sierra Leone’s government to overturn its ban on pregnant girls attending school.
The new bill, passed a week ago, should help prevent thousands of maternal deaths.
Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world — but two activists are trying to change that, breaking one taboo at a time. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Somalia.
Most Burundians think genocide is not imminent — but things are still very, very bad. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Bujumbura.
The new policy was announced just as Sierra Leone was re-opening the schools that closed last year during the Ebola epidemic.
She escaped from Syria, only to be abused by her husband in a refugee center in Germany. One woman’s struggle to get help exposes the cracks in an overwhelmed refugee system. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News.
Previously, when asked about the risk of sexual assault or exploitation on the journey to Europe, an agency official told BuzzFeed News, “There’s not even time for that.”
Refugees are facing sexual assault as they traverse central and western Europe — but aid agencies claim this “is definitely not the problem.” Jina Moore reports from Germany, Serbia, and Croatia.
But it would mean by 2030, the world would be pretty much perfect.
After almost two weeks of high-profile controversy, the global human rights group took a controversial vote.
Losing loved ones, searching for food and income, and coping with the trauma of fleeing violence all takes a toll on South Sudan’s newest mothers. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Bentiu.
Without it, you can’t prove your kids exist.