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Switzerland: Ten Cases of Forced Marriages a Week

Summer holidays begin soon, and along with it some new surprises with migration background.┬áSurprise is forced marriage in his parents, writes SRF. Zwangsheirat.ch Organization has reported several cases of young people who are intimidated or threatened by a forced marriage. Furthermore, according to them, are recorded each week ten cases of forced marriages. There is … Continue reading

Iraqi Women Commit Suicide After Being Raped By ISIL

The number of people killed after extremist militants overran Mosul earlier this week may run into the hundreds, U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said Friday, highlighting disturbing reports including the suicide of four women after being raped by ISLI militants. He said his office had reports the killings included the execution of 17 civilians … Continue reading

Violations Against Syrian Refugee Children

Social affairs minister laments apathy over grave violations against Syrian refugee children International organizations are turning a blind eye to grave violations against the children of Syrian families dwelling in refugee camps outside Syria, Minister of Social Affairs Kinda al-Shammat said. Al-Shammat was speaking during a workshop co-organized with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, … Continue reading

‘You remind me of the worst day of my life’ – Bosnian war baby told

by Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A baby is born in the midst of war on Christmas Day, 1992. It should have been a happy story, but the baby’s mother, a Bosnian Muslim, had been raped by a Serb – one of up to 20,000 women raped during Bosnia’s 1992-95 ethnic war. After … Continue reading

Margaret’s story: raped in Congo, locked up in the UK

Natasha Walter The Guardian While William Hague hosts a summit to end sexual violence in conflict in London, survivors of precisely that atrocity are imprisoned at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre. Three years ago, Margaret* was living a normal life in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, running a restaurant and … Continue reading