Stories about: Violence against Women

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  • Praying hands around a table

    Manning Up

    'What is masculinity?' It's a controversial question. It also gets people talking in Chad, where Tearfund ran a course called Transforming Masculinities.

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  • Man shaving

    Shaving grace

    Gillette’s controversial new advertisement: a prophetic voice, speaking out about modern masculinity or two minutes of sanctimonious man-hating?

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Guatemala

    The cradle of Mayan civilisation, Guatemala's great natural beauty and strong indigenous culture have often been overshadowed by civil war. It is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters: there are a number of active volcanoes in Guatemala, and frequent earthquakes.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Colombia

    Home to Latin America’s longest-running civil conflict, Colombia is a nation where children face huge challenges. As a result of disrupted education and poverty, a large number of children live on the streets and child labour is common. Tearfund has been working in Colombia since 1980, with a strong focus on helping vulnerable children.

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  • Colombian woman by orange wall on street


    A single mother from Colombia decides to speak up about sexual violence in her nation. Warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual violence.

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  • African mother holding hand of small crying baby

    New Hope for Amina

    One woman’s search for a better life takes a tragic turn. Human kindness has the last word in a shocking story. Warning: contains description of…

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  • The camp for displaced people

    Lock and Key

    Ericaine’s life has been devastated. Three padlocks give her dignity. Warning: contains descriptions of murder and sexual violence.

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