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Σάββατο, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Τετάρτη, 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Παρασκευή, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Τρίτη, 20 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
As told by Aisha, 36 years old
In Uganda Gender Based Violence is a rampant problem affecting more than half of the female population. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics 68 percent of ever married women aged 15 to 49 had experienced some form of violence by their husbands or partners. According to a survey conducted by the US Department of State and published in 2007 (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007) 70 percent of women in Uganda had been physically or sexually abused. Statistics published by UNICEF in its 2008 report indicate that 77 percent of women consider domestic violence justified if the woman burns food or refuses to comply to her husband’ wishes.
Σάββατο, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Τρίτη, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Παρασκευή, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Τρίτη, 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
In front of a small mud-and-wattle 2 roomed hut, Patrick helps his 10 year old grandson to carry a 12 lt yellow can of water. A few chickens pick dried corn seeds from the ground and 2 young girls wash clothes in the back yard. Children dressed in rags, stare at me as I approach the small house.
But life is not always about sadness and despair... Patrick points at the young children around him, his pride and his hope for the future. He dreams a better life for them and education for all. He is willing to work even harder to achieve that.
Patrick is not a victim and he needs neither pity nor charity. What he needs is an opportunity.....
* For a version of the story in Greek click here