The Situation: Rape and sexual violence against young girls in Mongolia has increased dramatically. Cases recently emerged of girls as young as six years old being raped in their classrooms.
The Rapid Response: The women of Mongolia took action. Mongolian Women’s Fund (MONES) works to raise funds in order to support initiatives for the advancement of Mongolian women and the protection of their human rights. With Urgent Action Fund support, Read More
The Situation: In January 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that impacted three million people. An estimated 316,000 people died, hundreds of thousands more were injured, and a million were made homeless. Most of the homeless earthquake survivors were sent to camps to live in temporary housing. Numerous young girls were left homeless without families and were therefore vulnerable to being forced into prostitution in the camps to Read More
The Situation: Instances of sexual violence in public spaces in Nepal have been on the rise. In one brutal case, a 21-year old nun was gang raped on public transport in June 2011. In August 2011, two proctors (sometimes locally known as invigilators) sexually harassed university students in a final exam. The reported incident was not only ignored by the authorities and government, but it resulted in threats to human Read More