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From TheJournal.ie 'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents' Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape' Seeking Justice

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly' FGM

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

From TheJournal.ie The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia Crisis

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

From TheJournal.ie Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace Simon Cumbers

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

From TheJournal.ie 'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget' One Year On

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is our home. You can't just leave your home' Mudslide

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

From TheJournal.ie How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18? Child Marriage

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

From TheJournal.ie "Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently" Nicaragua

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

From TheJournal.ie How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives Queen Bees

How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives

Things can be difficult for people trying to earn a living in this part of Ethiopia, but these women are making it work.

From TheJournal.ie This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems Column This post contains images

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

From TheJournal.ie The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.' Girls Not Brides

The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'

Many teenagers in Malawi are forced into non-formal marriages, despite new laws.

From TheJournal.ie 'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex' Child Brides

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'

Memory didn’t want that happen to her.

From TheJournal.ie Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for' Bogota

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'

Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.

From TheJournal.ie Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers Saudi Arabia

Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers

The attack took place ten years ago in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

From TheJournal.ie Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth Malawi

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth

As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.