BANGLADESH: Acid as a common weapon against women
Jilted Bangladesh men are using acid against women who dare to say no.Acid has become a common weapon against women in this country, wheredestroying a girls face appears an acceptable way to get even.
The police say 180 women were burnt in attacks with sulfuric andhydrochloric acid last year alone.The offenders throw acid to destroy the faces of women and shatter their dreams for not allowing the criminals to abuse them physically, or forthe women’s inability to bring handsome dowry from their parents.
SUDAN: Five Year Girls Do Sex before it knowing
A five year old Sudanese girl lies on a bed as she undergoes the procedure known as female genitalmutilation.In this procedure, performed without anaesthesia, a girl’s external sexualorgans are partially or totally cut away.Female Genital Mutilation has been performed on 82 per cent ofSudanese women.
Up to 114 million girls and women in more than 30 countries have beensubjected to female genital mutilation.
It is commonly attributed to religious edict.
It is estimated that untrained traditionalbirth attendants perform two thirds of the procedures. Theytypically have limited knowledge of health and hygiene and oftenuse inadequately cleaned traditional instruments. Side effectsinclude trauma, bleeding and haemorrhage; pain, stress andshock; infections (which can be fatal); painful and difficultsexual relations; obstructed labor and difficult childbirth; andpsychological trauma.
The practice was declared illegal in the Sudan in 1941, butthat did little to stop it. About 90 per cent of northern Sudanesewomen have had it done.
JORDAN :The Women’s Killing Nation
About 25 women are killed every year in Jordan, usually by theirbrothers or fathers, on suspicion of having illicit sexual relations. Amere rumour of misconduct is often enough to spark a murder.According to human rights activists, women can be murdered by theirbrothers for as little as having a secret tryst or even receiving aphone call from a young man.
RAPE :Mostly Raped Country is South Africa
In South Africa a women is raped on average every 17 seconds.
Up to 20 % of women in the US experience rape at least once in their life.
In Canada it is estimated at least 40 % of women will be raped at least once in their lifetime.
Human Trafficking: Women and Children
The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons,especially Women and Children (also referred to as the Palermo Protocol) is a protocol to the United Nations Convention against TransnationalOrganized Crime and defines human trafficking as the “recruitment,transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means ofthe threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, offraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position ofvulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits toachieve the consent of a person having control over another person, forthe purpose of exploitation.”As at September 2008, the Protocol has been signed by 117 countries, and there are 124 parties.The Council of Europe states, “People trafficking has reached epidemicproportions over the past decade, with a global annual market of about$42.5 billion”.