JUBA - A new report by British charity Oxfam warns that another generation of girls in South Sudan will miss out on education, face high health risks during childbirth, and be more likely to face sexual and domestic violence unless the country takes more steps to eliminate forced marriages. The report, Born to Be Married, states that South Sudan is one of the most difficult places in the world for girls to receive an education. Most girls drop out of school due in part to forced marriage at young ages. Ranjan Poudyal, Oxfam's country director for South Sudan, said the group found that more than 70 percent of girls in Nyal are married before the age of
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Mozambique cyclone victims 'forced to trade sex for food'
When Nita Belles first researched human trafficking, she focused on sex trafficking — the exploitation of young people, mostly girls, for the sexual gratification of others. But as she delved into her studies, Belles — founder of the anti-trafficking group In Our Backyard — also learned about another widespread type of exploitation: labor trafficking. Americans think of slavery as a scourge that vanished from our shores long ago. Belles, however, says the modern version is alive and well not only in the developing world, but in the United States. It can happen in hotels, some of them nicer hotels.
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Further, it shapes the brain and body to be pleasure-seeking. Yet, as important as sexuality is to being human, it is often viewed as a taboo topic for personal or scientific inquiry. Sex makes the world go around: It makes babies bond, children giggle, adolescents flirt, and adults have babies.
The Mozambique authorities should urgently investigate and appropriately prosecute alleged sexual exploitation of Cyclone Idai victims by local officials, Human Rights Watch said today. Hunger and destruction caused by the cyclone have left hundreds of thousands of women vulnerable to abuse. Victims, residents, and aid workers told Human Rights Watch that local community leaders, some linked to the ruling Frelimo party, demanded money from people affected by the cyclone in exchange for including their names on the aid distribution list. In some cases, women without money were instead coerced into engaging in sex with local leaders in exchange for a bag of rice.