“Speaking the Unspeakable”: Sexual Violence in Conflict — Girls’ Globe

Their suffering and desperation was so great that they begged them to kill them, to end their pain once and for all… but the men who had been raping them replied, “No, we’re going to leave you alive so you can die of sadness.” This is the harrowing story told in the documentary “The Uncondemned” … Continue reading “Speaking the Unspeakable”: Sexual Violence in Conflict — Girls’ Globe

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Brazil’s Problem: Violence Against Women — Girls’ Globe

I am Brazilian and the facts listed below break my heart. According to the UN, Brazil has the 5th highest index of femicides in the world. According to PRI, “the number of women killed in homicides in Brazil keeps on increasing” Also according to PRI, this number is higher among black women, which highlights racial discrimination issues that also … Continue reading Brazil’s Problem: Violence Against Women — Girls’ Globe

Face The Fear of Being Judged: Speak Out About Domestic Violence

by Vanessa Daniela Being embarrassed, ashamed and afraid are some of the feelings that a lot of us keep to ourselves especially after eyewitness or suffer from domestic violence. October is the Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the statistics show that a lot of women still experience traumatic situations in their lifetime. According to the … Continue reading Face The Fear of Being Judged: Speak Out About Domestic Violence