Rahima’s father never wanted her out of his sight. She and her sister were too young, too pretty, too vulnerable to be trusted among the men of her village in western Myanmar, not to mention the soldiers who roamed the region. “My father would beat us if we dared to go out by ourselves, or he’d beat our mother for allowing us to go out,” said Rahima, 15 years old. “He used to say there … Continued
Burundian women living in Tanzanian refugee camps have reported fleeing their homes after being raped, but in the refugee camps rape is also alarmingly prevalent. According to interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch, many women do not receive proper post-rape care, and as abortion is only legally available in Tanzania when needed to save a woman’s life, many are forced to have the children.