Kenya’s Forgotten Rape Survivors

Kenya’s Forgotten Rape Survivors
How some of the Kenyan womens lives have been destroyed ​"I feel like I am imprisoned in my own body;" "It's in me and it has refused to go away;" "My body is destroyed," or, "It's as if I am carrying a heavy stone.", are some of the phrases women, who were victims of rape, used, to describe their painful experiences. Although it is more than eight...
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South Sudan: The deadly consequences of child marriage

South Sudan: The deadly consequences of child marriage
Economic hardship and conflict fuel early and forced marriages for girls, a trend some hope to change through education. ​Even before the start of the civil war in December 2013, UNICEF reported that 52 percent of all girls were married under the age of 18. Now, after two years of persistent fighting and violent attacks, the situation is getting wo...
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Life as a female refugee: 'You don't know who to trust'

Life as a female refugee: 'You don't know who to trust'
In a European transit camp, women and girls explain why they feel safer sleeping out in the cold ​"We never sleep [at the same time]. One of us always stays awake. We've heard too many stories of women who have been robbed," says 38-year-old Samaher from Baghdad. She has a soft voice and sad, dark eyes. ​Not only do these women fleeing fr...
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Neglecting Mental Health Can Ruin Peoples Lives

Neglecting Mental Health Can Ruin Peoples Lives
​The new UK mental health report set up by the National Health Service, or NHS, emphasises how mental health is one of the world's most neglected diseases and can even ruin lives if it is not being treated. ​In the following inside story, Jacqui Dyer, Vice Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce, Crick Lund, CEO of PRIME,...
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How a Leprosy Sufferer Overcame Suicide

How a Leprosy Sufferer Overcame Suicide
​A man who suffered from leprosy tried to take his own life on two occasions and shares his story. After this man found out he had the disease, his wife left him and he was ostracised by his community as the disease was incurable, disfiguring and incorrectly thought to be highly infectious. Having nobody left, no shelter or place to sleep and no fo...
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