Today in Rape Culture

[Trigger warning.]

The top two stories on today's UN Dispatch "Morning Coffee" are:
6 OUT OF 10 MIGRANT WOMEN RAPED - As many as 6 out of 10 women and girls attempting to cross from Mexico into the U.S. will be raped on her journey, according a new report by Amnesty International. Each year, thousands of migrants, most of whom set out from Central America, fall victim to criminal gangs who exploit them financially and sexually. AI is calling on the Mexican government to take action to protect migrants from rape and other forms of predation. Link

UN: IMPUNITY AT THE ROOT OF RAPE - A senior UN Security Council official is back from a trip to what she calls "the rape capital of the world," the Democratic Republic of Congo. Margot Wallström is urging the Security Council to make the prevention of sexual violence a top priority. Link
There's nothing I can say that I haven't said a thousand times before. Time to pick up our teaspoons, Shakers.

Take action to stop abuse of migrants in Mexico here.

Support UNIFEM's efforts on behalf of women in Congo here.

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