The central African nation of Cameroon, like other countries south of the Sahara, is witnessing a steady upsurge in the number of young people in conflict with the law. Some are recruited by criminal gangs or violent extremist groups.
Fighting to get justice for rape victims in Kenya’s north
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.
Mexican Community Addresses Domestic Violence, Celebrates Migrant Women
A mural in Brooklyn shows a woman with deep-set eyes standing poised between coffee groves and New York City’s tall buildings. Featuring domestic violence survivor Leticia Reyes Garcia, the mural is part of a larger effort to address domestic violence affecting Mexican immigrant women in New York.
Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants
Child migrants reunified with their parents over the past two years are fraught with the relief at finally being reunited, the normal challenges of adolescence, and navigating the new relationship, all amid looming legal and other pressures.
Guatemala: The Quest for Justice
By Barbara Borst — Guatemala is one of the world’s most violent countries. Over the past half century, it has endured a 36-year civil war, a genocide and a huge, ongoing wave […]
Zimbabwe’s Poor Restart
By Barbara Borst — Prominent Zimbabwean attorney and human rights activist Beatrice Mtetwa speaks about the problems with her country’s new constitution and new government. “For us, it’s a very bad start” […]
Preventing Political Violence in Kenya
By Barbara Borst — Violence exploded across Kenya after the disputed presidential elections of December 2007, shocking Kenyans and the world. More than 1,100 people were killed, more than 600,000 […]
Guatemala: Digging Up the Past
By Barbara Borst — Fredy Peccerelli considers himself lucky. His family was able to leave Guatemala during its long internal conflict. He grew up mostly in New York City, planning to become […]
Guatemala: Calling on the International Community
By Barbara Borst — Guatemalans paid a terrible price for decades of conflict: 200,000 people dead or forcibly disappeared, the vast majority of them Maya civilians killed by members and allies of […]
Indian Women Seek Exit from Prostitution
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 […]