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Compensation for rape victims, or justice?

06/27/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Detail from a poster made by WAD (Women Action for Development), the organisation that Ambra works for - Thingnam Anjulika Samom | Panos London

A new government scheme that has been recently rolled out in Manipur offers rape victims a chance to apply for financial compensation. However, Ambra fears that while the scheme will help women financially it won’t help to bring them justice and that rapists will walk free.

Escaping São Paulo’s drug gangs

06/25/2012 | Ana Aranha

Marcos at the soccer field of the São Paulo neighborhood - Lilo Clareto | Panos London

Marcos Lopes tells his story of reform, from being the leader of a street gang to leaving that life and reaching out to help others like him.

Mexican law aims to halt journalist killings

05/09/2012 | Siobhan Warrington

TV journalist reporting from a crime scene. Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, and the epicentre of the war on drugs. In 2008, 2,000 people were murdered, an average of 5.5 murders a day - Teun Voeten | Panos Pictures

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist today. Siobhan talks to Peace Brigades International about the new law to protect human rights defenders and journalists.

‘Mob justice’ follows rape allegation

03/14/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

A rape survivor in the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre - Sven Torfinn | Panos Pictures

Ambra’s support group is helping a young girl who became the victim of ‘mob justice’ after a Manipur policeman’s suicide put her in the firing line.

Mobile phone links to violence against women

09/26/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

A woman using a mobile phone in her car.

The rise in popularity of mobile phones in Manipur has opened up new avenues of gender discrimination and violence against women.

Toy guns burnt in protest

08/11/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Women in Manipur organise symbolic burnings of toy guns in protest against gun culture

Today my son was reading out the newspaper to me. The main news was of a husband and wife shot dead in front of their three young children by members of an insurgent group. The incident made me think once again how important the examples and lessons are that we give our children.

Killings ignored by media

06/23/2011 | Tia Dag

I am growing worried about the rise of murders in our neighbourhood. This entire past month we keep hearing stories of the multiple murders of six or seven men each weekend.

Research interrogates Colombia’s counter-narcotics gains

01/18/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Officials from Colombia's counter-narcotics strategy have overstated the extent of security improvements in regions affected by drug-related conflict, according to researchers.

Poor failed by corruption in fertiliser programme

12/22/2009 | Tania Ghosh

A research article on Malawi's fertiliser subsidy programme claims organised crime and corruption linked to the scheme has undermined its potential benefits for the poor.

Kenya: Taxpayers fight back

11/20/2009 | Michael Omondi

Documents revealing how MPs were spending taxes led to outrage in Kenya and helped ensure some of the country’s worst-offending MPs were not re-elected. Tax-payers are increasingly demanding to know how their money is being spent, helping to reduce corruption and mis-management of funds by MPs

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