Noji Regar is a widow who was branded a witch by her community. She's completely isolated from her village and her family. The attacks were all unexpected and senseless, though each came with an explanation.
Police in Pakistan have arrested eight men on suspicion of marching a naked teenager through her village in revenge for her brother allegedly damaging their family "honour". According to officers in Dera Ismail Khan, in the northwestern Khyber Paktunkhwa province, the men assaulted and humiliated the year-old in retaliation for her brother having a romantic relationship with a girl from their family outside marriage three years earlier. The incident is believed to have occurred during the morning of 27 October when the girl was fetching water.
Council orders sisters to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman. The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of two young women after their local village council ordered them to be raped and paraded naked after their brother eloped with a married woman. The unelected all-male village council in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, on July 30 ordered that a woman, 23, and her sister, 15, be raped and paraded naked with their faces blackened after their brother ran away with a woman from the village's dominant Jat caste.
A teenage girl in the eastern India has been raped in apparent revenge for an alleged assault on another woman. A year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother. A woman protests the rape of a 5-year-old Indian girl neighbors discovered after she was heard screaming in a locked room.
Subalpur village, West Bengal, where a woman was gang-raped by 13 men as 'punishment'. The year-old was said to have brought shame on her community and when her family could not pay a fine she was sexually attacked on the orders of village elders. Her boyfriend was tied up in the town square and unable to come to her aid as she was bundled into a mud hut.
ROHTAK, India — Meena, 20, was a village girl herself, so she can recognize the changes that come when girls from the village arrive in this city as students and take their first gulps of freedom. Blue jeans, forbidden at home, are crammed into a corner of the backpack for a midday costume change. A cellphone is acquired and kept on silent.
You know, if you get sick of Mojitos and sunshine? If you want to learn more about present day local life in Cuba, however, you should pay Boca de Sama Village a visit. Not the most gracious welcome.
Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back home through the paddy fields of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Thennamadevi is racked by alcoholism. Most of its male inhabitants participate in ruinous daily drinking sessions.
A week-long immersion into rural Maharashtra with a grassroots NGO after a particularly difficult personal challenge proved to be a transformational journey for me. This three-part series showcases the challenges, successes, strategies and innovation of a unique organization that is trying to bring a holistic change to the villages of Mokhada and Jawhar talukas districts --much as I'm trying to do in my personal life. Driving away from Mumbai I feel a weight lifting off my shoulders.