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  • Gang Rapes on the rise in Kenya 03 June 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    A disturbing trend of GBV in the reported year is the continued number of gang rapes where the number of perpetrators per act increased from 2-11 to 2-20
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  • Bold, Brave or Bad? 02 June 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    The UN has changed its mandate in the DRC to one of a stabilisation mission from the 1st July 2010. What will this mean for the country and the vulnerability of women in eastern Congo?
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  • Redefining normal: an article by Sean Callaghan; Strategic Impact 21 May 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    In some parts of Africa Violence Against Women is so pervasive that one would be tempted to call it normal. In South Africa where 1 in 4 men have raped, or in Liberia where 80% of women endured sexual assault during the civil war, or in Ethiopia where the genitals of more than 90% of girls are mutilated in the name of culture...
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  • Ruined? 21 May 2010 — Peter Grant — Blog

    On Monday I went to see “Ruined” at the Almeida theatre in London. It is a powerful play by Lynn Nottage that brings to life the characters of women and men affected by sexual violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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  • UK Lads Mags 07 May 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    This week (6th May 2010) a UK lads mag, Zoo, published a column responding to a reader’s letter that was inciting domestic violence.
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  • UK Statistics 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    Did you know over two women per week are killed by current or ex-partners, and that one in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime?
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  • UN Womenwatch 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    At least one out of every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
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  • UN Secretary-General's database on violence against women 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    In 2006, the Secretary-General of the United Nations launched his in-depth study on all forms of violence against women. In response to the Secretary-General’s study, the General Assembly adopted resolution 61/143 of 19 December 2006, calling upon Member States and the United Nations system to intensify their efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
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  • UNIFEM Global Facts & Figures 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her.
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  • My journey to health and redemption 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Survivors’ stories

    Sexual violence is subtle and quiet, like a thief in the night. It breaks in, stealing dignity, self-worth, trust, healthy perspective, healthy self-image, beauty, the ability to thrive, and the ability to make choices. The destruction that this thief leaves behind is self-hatred, mistrust, confusion, phobia, panic, fear, degradation, ugliness, disgust, darkness, guilt, shame, paranoia, a hatred of sex, and a fear of men.
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