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1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

May 15, – An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders to put human lives first. More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore Friday around Southeast Asia, describing murder, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea. The waves of weak, […]

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Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

June 10, AP – In Brazil, sexual violence is a problem. Although reported cases reflect only a fraction of actual occurrences, data from the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Public Security in 2012 show that compared to 2011, there was a sharp 23.8 per cent increase in cases of estupro (crimes which include rape […]

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