“We are living in a state of total impunity: there are no investigations, no one in jail, no reparations made”, says Mexican journalist Laura Castellanos.
What follows are three stories of girls —children themselves— who have been sexually exploited by coercion or outright violence in Guatemala and become young mothers while barely in their teens.
The acceptance of open displays of homosexuality in Thokoza, South Africa, is a big change for a township that has seen many acts of violence against members of the LGBTI community.
On August 21, 2015, a news story broke in Argentina that shocked the country and received wall-to-wall television coverage. Fernando Farré, a successful executive, had stabbed his wife and mother of his three children to death.
Incidents of domestic violence are common in Papua New Guinea, a Pacific Island state of about 7 million people. But some cases are so horrific that they have made headlines in the country’s media.
Mozambique’s numbers reflect the frightening reality: Young women have become the main drivers of the region’s HIV pandemic.