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By Elahe Amani: Even in the societies where women’s advances and more protective rights are in place, sexual assault is still considered a crime that is most often not fully reported...

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Feb 2012: The report, from Islington-based charity Asylum Aid, claims that a “culture of disbelief” exists among staff at the agency, which results in female asylum seekers not being believed when they say they have been raped...

Alistair Grimason

A father who's two year old son was killed by a stray bullet, helps launch Amnesty International's campaign to control the arms trade. A trade which has a devastating impact on the lives of women.

Diana Nammi - Director: Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation

Feb 2012: Islington charity, Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, says that vulnerable women are being turned away from refuges because they don’t speak fluent English... the charities are unable to afford translators...

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One in four women in England will experience an act of domestic violence during her lifetime.

Natalie Palmer reports on government cuts to domestic violence support services in England.

A woman, centre, is led away by police after they raided a house on the Lisburn Road in south Belfast during an operation linked to human trafficking in May 2009.

Ulster is proud of its historic record of barring slave ships from its ports. But today every town in the province stands accused of complicity in the sexual exploitation of vulnerable foreign women and children. 

Stephen Craig was jailed for more than three years for running the trafficking network, while his girlfriend Sarah Beukan was jailed for a year and a half. Photo: PA

October 2011. Among the victims were two students who had become trapped in prostitution because they were desperate to pay off student loans. One had been studying medicine at a top Scottish university.

Rebecca Jones

Live Fear Free is a campaign by the Welsh Government as part of its ongoing Right to Be Safe agenda – a six-year integrated strategy for tackling all forms of violence against women.

 

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Nasim Azad, the mosque’s project manager, explains it is an important part of their faith. “The Koran tells us planting a tree is an act of charity because so many people, birds and animals benefit from it,” she says.

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March 2010: Janis Sharp tells Chris Crowstaff about her fight to prevent the extradition of her autistic son, Gary Mckinnon, to a high security prison in the USA...

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Deeyah talks about her film: 'Banaz: A Love Story' - "It's about a young British Kurdish woman who was married at 16 to a man who was 10 or 11 years her senior. When she left her husband and found happiness by falling in love, she was murdered by her family..."

Brothers-Love

London school children talk to a boy worried for his brother’s life: “It upsets me knowing he’s in a gang.... He’s got good inside him, it’s just the environment he lives in that sends him towards gangs..."