Nigerian Women Play Major Role in Fighting Boko Haram
June 28, 2017
Oct. 18, 2016: Terrorist group Boko Haram has gradually lost ground in northeastern Nigeria, thanks to the military and a group of patriotic youth and adults known as the Civilian Joint Task Force. Although not widely known, the women of the civilian force have played an immense role in battling the insurgents, particularly in gathering intelligence. Read the full article: Female Fighters Who Risk Their Lives Battling Boko Haram (Information Nigeria)
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Abusive and Sexist Virginity Testing Abolished
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Human Rights Watch reports that the Indonesian armed forces have finally ended the damaging practice of virginity testing on female recruits.
Gender violence in Pakistan: women fighting back
May 26, 2022
Hundreds if not thousands of women are murdered, kidnapped and assaulted each year in Pakistan. A 2018 survey estimated 1 in 3 women experienced domestic violence, but conviction rates are extremely low. It is being described by some in Pakistan as a ‘gender violence epidemic.’ Now Pakistani women are demanding action to address the vast scale of violence.