Human Rights

With Honor on the Line, Families Seek Cash, Not Justice When Minors are Raped in DRC

Young girls who have been raped are coming more frequently to hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo, but not to courtrooms. Families often strike a deal with rapists to pay compensation in exchange for not pressing charges. Family honor is on the line, but emotional and physical trauma remain.

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Human Rights

Zimbabwe Working to Get Back Citizens Trafficked Elsewhere. But Is It Enough?

The high unemployment rate in Zimbabwe provides human traffickers lots of targets for the promise of jobs abroad, but once Zimbabweans get there, they find they are trapped in horrible situations. Now, the Zimbabwean government is working to get its people back home.

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Human Rights

Case Closed: Mediation Offers Resolution For Most Cases in Sri Lanka’s Legal System

The court system in Sri Lanka is overwhelmed by a backlog of nearly 28,000 cases awaiting the country’s 85 judges. Some criminal and civil cases, however, can be resolved through community mediation boards, a system staffed by volunteers who heard more than 220,000 cases in 2016. This is the story of two women who brought their disputes to mediation in search of justice.

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