Nobel Peace Prize winners demand global action on mass rape
15 December 2018 | 7:08 am
Nobel Peace Prize winners demand global action on mass rape.
5 Sep 2021
In a makeshift camp that has served as a refuge for many women since Haiti's earthquake, survivors say they fear for their safety and that of their children. "We suffer, we have no access to toilets. We can't pee. Everyone is looking at you," says Vesta Guerrier, who lives in the Gabions camp along with 200 other refugees. The 7.2-magnitude quake that struck in August killed over 2,000 people and flattened or heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes.
4 Sep 2021
Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine shipments from South Africa to Europe are halted. The stock will now be distributed on the continent, where it's made. In Ivory Coast, a TV presenter who joked around as he invited a rapist on air to show in detail how he brutalised women has been convicted of condoning rape, given a suspended sentence and fined. And in Tanzania, women in the fishing industry say they are faced with harassment from fishermen demanding sexual favours in exchange for lower prices.
8 Oct 2021
Nazi memorabilia and weapons valued at around €3 million have been found by police in Rio de Janeiro. The hoard was found during an investigation into a suspected raping of a minor.
10 Oct 2021
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa speaks after winning Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for freedom of expression at a time when democracy is increasingly under threat.
17 Oct 2021
Advocates have praised the award for drawing global attention to the Philippines' struggle for press freedom and human rights. It also marks the first time the prize has been handed to a journalist.
18 Oct 2021
The Russian leader has finally broken his silence on Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov. But Muratov has shown himself to be unimpressed by what seems like a warning.
14 Oct 2021
FRANCE 24 spoke to this year's joint Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, co-founder of the digital media company Rappler and an outspoken critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Asked whether journalism is becoming more dangerous around the world, she told FRANCE 24: "It is more dangerous, it requires more sacrifices, just to do what journalists have always done."
23 Oct 2021
Jineth Bedoya was kidnapped, tortured and raped by paramilitaries 21 years ago. After fighting for years, she has now finally found justice in the form of an international verdict.
24 Oct 2021
Three-year-old Saba died from malnutrition in Ethiopia's Amhara last month. Conflict in neighboring Amhara has spread to the region, forcing thousands to flee their homes - carrying with them stories of hunger and brutality.
23 Oct 2021
"It's a day of triumph," says Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya, hailing the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which ruled that the Colombian State was responsible for her kidnapping, rape and torture at the hands of paramilitaries in 2000.
19 Nov 2021
The Pakistani parliament has approved the law against sexual assault to allow courts to order chemical castrations — a punishment rights groups and lawyers called cruel.
11 Dec 2021
A brutal conflict in the West Africa nation of Cameroon has resulted in the rape and sexual assault of hundreds of women and girls. Also why do women bear the responsibility of contraception and why is the medical and scientific community seemingly reluctant to research options for men? Plus the amazing tale of India's Bandit Queen who went on to become a women's rights activist and a politician.
14 mins ago
Northern Mali fell into the hands of armed jihadists in 2012. This resulted in the launch of the French-led "Operation Serval," designed to liberate the occupied territory. But the crisis only worsened.
15 mins ago
Katherine Lawlor of the Institute for the Study of War tells DW's Nicole Frölich that the so-called referendums in occupied Ukraine are linked to the failing military campaign and mobilization of reserves.
39 mins ago
Nigeria's emergency management agency says deadly flooding since the start of the rainy season could get worse due to heavy rainfall and the opening of flood gates in neighboring Cameroon.
2 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth II has a place in Nigeria’s history. In 1956, the British monarch brought a chair along when she visited the west African nation, Today, it's a reminder of her in Lagos, Nigeria.
2 hours ago
Airports in several West and Central African countries were affected as air traffic controllers held a strike to demand improved working conditions.