As world leaders gather to assess global progress on gender equality this week during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), ordinary women are also coming together across borders, uniting their voices to end violence against women worldwide. For the last eight months World Pulse has gathered testimonies and listened to recommendations from our community on the issue of gender violence.
These voices are breaking through silence to push global commitments and pioneer local solutions. Follow these rising vocal leaders as they take you through the darkest shadows of violence in their communities, and lead you to the brightest spots of grassroots driven change.
CAMEROON: Stop Torturing Our Daughters
In Cameroon, women iron the breasts of their daughters using grinding stones, coconut shells, or hammers heated over hot coals in an attempt to delay sexual development. One organization has begun turning the tide against this violent practice. Nakinti reports.
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