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Saudi Men Buying Syrian Refugee Children as Brides and Prostitutes. Muslim GirlsPhoto: Paul Chesley/Getty Everyone's heard about the fighting in the Syrian civil war, but there have been too few stories about how the Syrian civil war has affected the women and children left behind by the men who have gone off to fight. Sadly, the impact has been pretty awful because so many have too few resources to survive. The one resource is their children - specifically, their girls. The younger the better, too, because they are fetching a good price on the Muslim bride market. Old Saudi men, residents of one of the world's most religious nations, are among the most eager shoppers for the youngest Syrian girls. They can afford to buy multiple girls and that's legal because Islam allows for multiple wives. Some girls are bought and sold multiple times because these patriarchs of Islamic piety only need a child bride for a few weeks.

"My daughter is willing to sacrifice herself for her family," Nezar says. Video: Bangladeshi sex workers take steroids to 'plump-up' for clients | Society. Mother’s Labor-Camp Sentence Sparks Fury - China Real Time Report. 11-year-old girl married to 40-year-old man. By Samuel Burke, CNN Before their wedding ceremony begins in rural Afghanistan, a 40-year-old man sits to be photographed with his 11-year-old bride. The girl tells the photographer that she is sad to be engaged because she had hoped to become a teacher. Her favorite class was Dari, the local language, before she had to leave her studies to get married.

She is one of the 51 million child brides around the world today. And it's not just Muslims; it happens across many cultures and regions. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has traveled the world taking pictures, like the one of the Afghan couple, to document the phenomenon. Christiane Amanpour spoke with Sinclair about a book which features her photographs called, "Questions without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII. " Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in rural Afghanistan in 2005. Sinclair has been working on the project for nearly a decade. "Whenever I saw him, I hid.

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India. Statistics. Historical points. Rape in Congo. Inspiring TED talks. Socio-cultural aspects. Slavery & sex trafficking. Des croûtes aux coins des yeux » Blog Archive » les pétasses, l’abêtissement et les éditeurs. Pour éradiquer la faim dans le monde, faut-il impliquer les femmes ? Ce billet fait partie du dossier de Global Voices Objectifs du Millénaire 2011. [Liens en anglais sauf mention contraire] Ce billet a été commandé dans le cadre d'une série d'articles sur l'insécurité alimentaire produits par le Centre Pulitzer et Global Voices Online. Ces articles s'inspirent des reportages multimédia présentés sur le site Pulitzer sur l'insécurité alimentaire et par des blogueurs discutant de ces problèmes dans le monde entier. Partagez vos vues sur l'insécurité alimentaire ici. Alors que les prix alimentaires mondiaux restent élevés, avec de potentielles augmentations à l'horizon dues à l'envolée des prix du pétrole et des inquiétudes sur les réserves alimentaires, les experts avancent qu'il y a une solution souvent négligée pour combattre la faim dans le monde : les femmes.

Disparité hommes/femmes Agricultrice récoltant une variété de maïs à haut rendement. Image de l'utilisateur Flickr IITA Image Library (CC BY-NC 2.0). Ma. De la nourriture pour toute la famille. Ultrasounds worsen Asia women shortage: UN. Increased access to technology that allows parents to know the sex of their foetus has left Asia short of 117 million women, mostly in China and India, the UN said Thursday. The trend is expected to influence the affected countries for more than 50 years, particularly through a shortage of brides for Chinese and Indian men, according to experts at a conference organised by the UN and Vietnam in Hanoi.

"This skewed population sex ratio reflects a preference for sons, in combination with increasing access to new sex-selection technology" such as ultrasound, the UN Population Fund said in a conference paper. Sex determination leads many parents to resort to "selective abortions", said French demographer Christophe Guilmoto. In most countries the sex ratio at birth ranges from 104 to 106 male births for every 100 females, "but its level has gradually increased over the last 25 years in several Asian countries, particularly in China and India", the UN said. Ited Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics. Statistics and indicators on women and men This web site provides the latest statistics and indicators on women and men in six specific fields of concern: This web site provides the latest statistics and indicators on women and men in six specific fields of concern: - Population - Health - Women and men in families - Education - Work - Political decision making The statistics and indicators refer to the latest year for which sex-disaggregated data are available.

The data have been compiled from official national sources as well as international sources. All sources are given at the end of each table, as are technical notes on the indicators presented. Related links: Social Indicators The World's Women reports Gender Info 2007 Contact: Facts & Figures - Women, Poverty & Economics - Gender Issues: HIV/AIDS. World Wide Status of Women.

Each year, 1/2 million women die from pregnancy complications and 100,000 from unsafe abortions. A pregnant woman in Africa is 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe. In the US, a woman is beaten every 18 minutes and raped every 6 minutes. More women are injured in domestic violence incidents than in car accidents, rapes, and muggings put together. Reports from France indicate that 95% of its victims of violence are women, 51% at the hands of their husbands. From 1/5 to 1/2 of women worldwide experience domestic violence during marriage.

In several countries, testing for genetic defects is used to determine the sex of an unborn child for the purpose of aborting females only. Women represent 2/3 of the more than one billion illiterate adults who have no access to basic education. On average, by age 18, girls receive 4.4 years less education than boys. 52% of all US women with AIDS are African American. According to a 1991-92 National (U.S.) Feminist Women's Health Center. The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics - From Background The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics is the fifth issue of The World’s Women and was produced by the United Nations to coincide with the first-ever World’s Statistics Day, 20 October 2010. This issue highlights the differences in the status of women and men in eight areas – population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty. Analyses are based mainly on statistics from international and national statistical sources.

The World’s Women 2010 shows that progress towards gender equality has been made in some areas, such as school enrolment, health and economic participation. At the same time the report shows that much more needs to be done to close the gender gap in critical areas such as power and decision-making and violence against women. Executive summary Population and families The world’s population tripled in the period 1950–2010 to reach almost 7 billion. Health Education Work. Women leader. Les femmes, actrices essentielles dans les révolutions arabes.