Welcome to the second issue of Women Across Frontiers! Today, as we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and start the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, we would like to devote this issue to showcasing the ubiquity of gender-based violence (GBV) and dedicate it to those who fight this pandemic. [read more]
Children Having Children in Guatemala
What follows are just 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.
South Africa Slow to Respond to Cases of Corrective Rape
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 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community.
The Challenges Facing Young Women Refugees
Escaping war as a refugee is no one’s dream. Many teenage girls escaping Syria to neighbouring Lebanon must also specifically contend with child marriage, sexual violence and a host of new burdens and responsibilities.
Against All Odds: In Search of a Home Away From Home
According to the UNHCR, a majority of refugees come from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Eritrea. Germany, the biggest economy in the region, has so far received over 500,000 asylum applications.
Femicide in Argentina
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.
From the Favelas to the Soccer Stadium
Like many teenager girls, they love lipstick and navigate the teenage years with a daily dose of drama. However, thanks to an international program called Favela Street, these girls are able to become fit, tough and talented soccer players.
Photographer Julia Gunther | Black Mambas Project
My goal with Proud Women of Africa is to try and change the stereotypical image that the world has of women in Africa. The women I photograph have fought, survived, overcome or simply ignored the obstacles that life has thrown at them.
Book Review: M Train
My first revelatory encounter with Patti Smith was listening on the radio in the fall of 1975 around the time of the release of her debut album Horses.