A women’s organization in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, called Women Development Centre (WODEC) decided last year to start making reusable sanitary towels from locally available materials. WODEC is one of several non-profit groups that are responding to an issue that marginalizes many women and girls.
In Wajir, a consortium of non-profit groups and government agencies have come together to work against rape and the traditional Maslah system that denies justice to those affected.
By Clare Church NEW YORK – When a Native American woman is raped, her case can easily disappear into a jurisdictional black hole. “Over and over again, we see that nothing happens,” […]
By Barbara Borst — Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India. Whether they have escaped or have been rescued, their […]
By Barbara Borst — Kolkata, India – More than 380 families lived for generations under a bridge southeast of downtown. They did not own the land where they built shelters; they scratched […]
By Barbara Borst — Kolkata, India –Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India. The two women, who are not related, were forced into […]
By Barbara Borst — Delhi, India – The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi on Dec. 16, and her death from those injuries several days […]