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Breast Ironing, the silent archaic African practice conducted for the “good of girls”
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African identities Breast Ironing, the silent archaic African practice conducted for the “good of girls”

Breast ironing, a traditional practice commonly done in Cameroon, is the use of hard or heated objects like a wooden pestle or scalding grinding stones to stop or slow the development of breasts in young girls, supposedly to “protect them from sexual harassment, rape and early pregnancy”.

Feminist Pornography: Returning humanity to an inhumane industry
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Politics and Society Feminist Pornography: Returning humanity to an inhumane industry

Independent female directors are making pornographic films or adult erotica to alleviate degrading and exploitative images linked to an increase in child pornography and sexual violence. Feminist pornography is a genre of film developed to encourage women and their self-beliefs of freedom through sexuality, equality and pleasure. The overall aim of feminist porn is to empower the performers who produce it and the people who view it.

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
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Politics and Society International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Today is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, which is an opportunity to recognize the environment as another victim of war. It is an opportunity to take steps to reduce the collateral damage from conflicts and protect the natural resources that are so crucial for sustainable development.

World Day against Trafficking in Persons
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Politics and Society World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Yesterday was the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Recently 13 African countries were listed among the 23 worst offenders for human trafficking. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was set aside to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. How rampant is #humantrafficking in your country?