Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. When she was 18 in , Adaura C. Adaura agreed, and the woman made the arrangements for her to travel from Nigeria to Libya. After a long, dangerous journey through the Sahara Desert, witnessing drivers and other men beat and rape women and girls, she arrived in Libya only to find that she had been deceived. The madam locked Adaura in a room without food for four days and threatened to kill her.
Women in Nigeria
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What is more, many of these girls are subjected to a life of domestic and sexual slavery. They are essentially treated as domestic and sexual slaves, but are still referred to as wives. Among these women was Hadidjatou, who became a wahaya at the age of Photo: Anti-Slavery International.
Child bride or slave? The girls in Niger who are both
LAGOS, Nigeria Reuters - The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck into the glare of a sunny courtyard and a phalanx of cameras. They lined up on wooden benches in the dirt, almost all of them trying to hide their faces, and not succeeding. That law, which drew international condemnation when it came into force in , targets not only same-sex unions but homosexual relations in general with prison terms of up to 14 years. The cameras panned over the faces of the men, capturing expressions of shame, fear and anger.
Every year, more young women from the West African country are being smuggled into Germany and forced into prostitution. She had four years of schooling before she was put to work on the farm, German national radio Deutschlandfunk reported. I had no home anymore, so I walked the streets and tried to find help.