There are 10,000 registered rapes in Guatemala every year, and many more unreported ones. Many victims are girls between 10 und 18 years of age. Maria Elsa is one of them. She was badly abused by her boyfriend, even after getting pregnant.
The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women, with high rates of harassment and a lack of opportunities. In the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, London ranked best metropolis for women.
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
The Supreme Court's ruling that having sexual intercourse with a wife aged under 18 is rape marks a big step forward in the fight against child marriage and sexual abuse of minors. But many worry about its enforcement.
India's top court has ruled that intercourse with a minor wife is illegal. There are an estimated 23 million child brides in India.
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