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Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

TROKOSI is a traditional system where virgin girls, some as young as six years old, are sent into Troxovi shrines (shrines for gods) as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by a member of the virgin girl’s family. Until the Trokosi system came to the attention of the general public in the 1990s, girls sent to the shrines stayed for life.

US Threatens Ecuador with Sanctions over Breastfeeding Resolution

A shocking report has revealed that in a clear intervention in favor of infant formula manufacturers, the United States government of Donald Trump threatened Ecuador over a breastfeeding resolution at the United Nations saying that it will levy trade sanctions against the South American country if it did not drop it.
  • Published in Health

California Women Win Settlement over Filthy Jail Conditions

AUGUST 3, 2016 - teleSUR - Four women reached a settlement of $US130,000 Monday following a lawsuit against the Santa Rita Jail in California for their treatment while in custody in a “small victory” toward creating policy changes for women detained in the jail.
  • Published in Justice
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