It has the largest economy in East Africa, yet almost half of the population live below the poverty line. Nairobi is also home to the largest urban slum in Africa: Kibera. Hundreds of thousands of people — or up to one million people, depending on various estimates — live there. One of them is Hamza Mariam
Zambia: Protect Young Girls from Forced Sex With HIV-Positive Men
'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
WOMEN in India are being forced into marrying numerous husbands to combat a 'bride shortage' — because baby girls are being aborted. Many of them are from poor areas and are being sold into sexual and domestic slavery where they can end up being the abused wife of several men in one family. The situation is worst in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In Baghpat there are reportedly just women to 1, men of all ages. Officially they can be married to one brother but are expected to act as a wife to several others, sometimes to brothers and cousins within the same family.
One in 16 U.S. women’s first sexual experience was forced, new study finds
Aids in Africa ravages millions of lives, those infected as well as those affected. Increased international mobilization, particularly the XIV International Conference on AIDS in Barcelona, is crucial, but one acutely vulnerable group continues to suffer in silence - adolescent girls at risk of infection by sexual violence and other abuses. With prevalence rates in several heavily affected countries five times higher than for boys, protecting girls should be a prime objective.
As the MeToo era continues to unfold, a new study shows how often the first sexual experience for women is forced or coerced. One in 16 women reported experiencing forced sexual initiation, usually in their teen years and usually with someone a few years older, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA. When expanded nationwide, that number totals more than three million women in the U. The study found that women who were forced to have sex during their first sexual encounter were more likely to be younger in age approximately two years than women who engaged in consensual intercourse. We need to talk more about the prevalence of sexual violence in our country, and to better understand how traumatic experiences contribute to physical health conditions.