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Girl Commits Suicide After Being Forced to Marry Rapist (Morocco)

March 13, 2012

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by Ximena Ramirez Amina, a young 16-year-old Moroccan girl, was forced to marry her rapist, a man ten years her senior. When her family filed charges against the man for raping their daughter a judge decided that instead of punishing the man, the pair should marry. How is that even possible?  Well there is a […]

What future for Afghan woman jailed for being raped?

January 14, 2012

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Two high profile cases of violence have sparked domestic and international outcry over the treatment of Afghan women, but campaigners fear a winding down of the military campaign will mean the international community will no longer be interested. Gulnaz gave birth to her daughter, Moska, in jail Outside it was a gloriously sunny winter’s day. […]