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Child marriage means child labour for daughters

09/15/2002 | Panos London

Child marriage has been illegal in India for 73 years, but the tradition still lives on: a third of all adolescent girls are married by 15.

No peace plan yet for Sri Lankan women

05/01/2002 | Panos London

It seems that the 20-year civil war in Sri Lanka is over. But a much older war continues, with almost 50,000 cases of domestic violence reported each year.

‘We’re not from Mars’ Nicaraguan men against violence assert

11/01/2001 | Panos London

Accusations of sexual abuse laid at the door of the Sandinista contender for president left many in Nicaragua in a quandary over who they should vote for.

Sierra Leone: from ‘rational violence’ to peace

07/01/2001 | Panos London

While rebel groups are disarming, there are concerns that Sierra Leone's new-found peace may not last because the underlying factors that led youths to join the rebel movement remain.

Peru sterilisation scandal ‘swept under the carpet’

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Reports of forced sterilisation and the death of women from poor medical care during and after sterilisation have deepened a murky scandal that rocked the government of ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

The promises he made on women’s day

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Pakistani dictator General Parvez Musharraf’s series of pledges to the country's women included a review of religion-based laws that are used with impunity to control women. But little has changed.

Invisible victims: the female face of emergencies

01/01/2001 | Panos London

In the mad rush to deliver aid to humanitarian hot spots, aid agencies usually ignore the special needs of women, who often outnumber men in relief camps.

Rape survivors slam ‘executioner’ government over AIDS drugs

03/10/2000 | Panos London

South Africa's rape victims, having survived one ordeal, face the harrowing possibility of death through AIDS. Their one hope is an expensive drug treatment, which the government denies them.

Egyptian women count the cost of ‘pain killer’ divorce

03/10/2000 | Panos London

In Egypt a controversial new divorce law has just been passed. Some hope women will now be free to divorce. Others point out that poor women may not be able to afford them.

Young lives at risk

07/01/1999 | Panos London

For many young people, adolescence is a healthy transition period. But the health and lives of a large number of teenagers are in danger from sexually transmitted disease.

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