On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the U.N.-sponsored awareness day, a Presbyterian pastor visited a rescue center for girls escaping the tribal procedure.
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Preview: Evangelizing Sisters of Mary in Zanzibar minister to Muslims and Christians, with an emphasis on the importance of educating girls and recognizing human trafficking.
Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch hunts -- literally.
This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.
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Conversations with Sr. Camille: Katy Donchik, 17, has volunteered abroad, served as student body president, starred in the school musical and more.
The issue is especially pressing in Africa, where Nigeria recently adopted harsh prison terms for people in same-sex relationships.
But for the tragedy in the Philippines, 2013 is ending as a quiet year for humanitarian events, right? Not necessarily.