Stories from Africa, Asia and Latin-America
About powerful people who fight for their rights, shake their enemies hands or looking to heal their trauma.
‘You don’t shoot a friend’
In Tapac (northeast Uganda) in the past decade hundreds of people were killed as a result of intertribal conflicts. Peace and security are sorely needed in this rough and vulnerable region.
No longer afraid of your husband
Violence against women is a widespread problem in Bolivia. Seven in ten women are a victim of violence. We support an initiative called ‘Somos Sur’ that informs women through radio programmes and blogs about prevention of violence and seeking help if they are victimized.
‘It should not be hidden’
Fientje Jarangga is softly spoken, but she chooses her words determinedly and her sparkling eyes betray power. Resignation is not the answer to rape and abuse of women, she thinks. “It should not be hidden.”