The Human Impact

“No choice” for Afghan girls brought up as boys

April 2, 2012

In Afghanistan’s largely conservative, male-dominated society, a son is often viewed as a family’s most valuable resource.

After 20 years: still no aid for Bosnian rape and torture victims

March 29, 2012

Nearly two decades after war ended in Bosnia and Herzegovina, hundreds of women who survived rape and torture in the conflict are still seeking reparations and justice, with only 40 cases of sexual violence having been prosecuted so far, an Amnesty International report says.