Category Archives: Violence Against Women

Born Into Brothels

Stunning documentary!

CHENNAI YOUTH TIMEZ

Born Into Brothels 2004 [Oscar winning documentary]

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The most stigmatized people in Calcutta‘s red light district are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother’s fate or for creating another type of life.

In Born into Brothels, directors Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman chronicle the amazing transformation of the children they come to know in the red light district. Briski, a professional photographer, gives them lessons and cameras, igniting latent sparks of artistic genius that reside in these children who live in the most sordid and seemingly hopeless world.

SOURCE : kids-with-cameras.org

 

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Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Check out this interesting pro-sex work article!

Addressing Violence Against Women Living With HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Check out this great article!

CHENNAI YOUTH TIMEZ

SOURCE : http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/05/19/addressing-violence-against-women-living-with-hiv-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean/

Addressing Violence Against Women Living With HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Dinys Luciano and Fiona Hale, Freelance Writer and Marijo Vazquez, HIV Consultant

“All the women living with HIV in my organization have been subjected to various forms of violence before and after diagnosis, from sexual violence, psychological, economic to institutional violence.”

This was one testimonial from a consultation conducted by the Athena Network and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS.

Such testimonies of violence are not isolated.

In Chile, 77 out of 100 women have experienced violence, mostly at the hands of partners, fathers, and to a lesser extent strangers.

In Guatemala, women living with HIV reported that when disclosing their HIV status, they experienced increased violence from their partners, relatives, community members, and service providers.

In Panama, 35 percent of the  82 HIV-positive women involved in a study had been…

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