Sierra Leone is still nursing wounds from a long, violent civil war that ended in 2002. Domestic violence and rape is a serious scourge in the West African country. But one man is trying to alter mindset of men through so called 'Husband Schools'.
Violence and rape have long been part of everyday life for many women in Sierra Leone. One rural village has begun educating men on the dangers of raping their wives to become better husbands.
Violence against women and children is on the rise in Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 lockdown, according to reports. Experts say a lack of social activities and financial pressures are increasing rifts within families.
As authorities across the region struggle to contain the pandemic through curfews and lockdowns, few have thought of the knock-on effects. For many women, more time at home means more physical abuse from family members.
Rape, domestic violence, forced marriages: A new study shows the effects of climate change are leading to an increase in violence against girls and women in many corners of the world.
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