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A cook in the Cambodian city Siem Reap, Chhean was compelled to take action against her sister’s tyrannical husband when in 2008 he sold his two-year-old daughter to a trafficking ring so he could buy a new motorbike.
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces USD 17.1 Million in Grants to Groundbreaking Efforts to Protect Women and Girls
UN WOMEN PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Support announced for projects in 34 countries across the globe United Nations, New York — The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 17.1 million in grants to 22 initiatives in 34 countries, including, for the first time, Iraq and [...]
Leaving the comforts of city life was not easy in the beginning for Cambodian youths Chhay Theara and Chea Samphors, who voluntarily agreed to live and work in rural communities to affect behavioral change and attitudes towards gender-based violence.
“My husband raped me almost every day,” describes a woman from Nepal’s Makwanpur district, one of the country’s regions most affected by HIV and AIDS. “He had the misconception that it was his right to have sex with his wife whenever he wanted to.” Her story is not an isolated one. In Nepal, women are [...]