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Today, women account for 20 percent of all military personnel. But as more women enter war zones, the numbers of military sex trauma cases have risen, with women as the majority of victims. Military sexual assaults in war zones rose 26 percent from 2007 to 2008, and another 33 percent over the following year, according […]
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was the message Raymond Davis sent after capturing an image with his phone of the dead man he just shot in the back? In Lahore, Pakistan after his arrest police found photos of madrassas and military installations in his camera. Davis’s contacts list included twenty-seven militants […]
Girls as young as 9 were threatened with death if they tried to escape the Kamunera location, where they awaited female genitalia mutilation in Mt. Elgon District in Kenya. Many girls have been forced to cut short their studies and married off at a young age while some of them are still in hiding because […]