Jennifer was sexually abused and got pregnant as a teenager. She was very close to giving up on life before it really started. But a local women's group helped her out on the other side
It is not right that someone can rape a little girl and never go to prison – but this can happen when cases are settled in the 'traditional' system rather than in the judicial system. In collaboration with Liberia police and nurses, Oxfam is trying to get more women to report gender-based violence.
Until a few years ago, women's rights were not discussed in the village of Janzon in Liberia. Then the strong women of the village joined forces, and now they are demanding more influence and equality.
Mariah, mother of Janet, 28, mentally handicapped and deaf as a result of epilepsy: “It makes me so angry to think about what happened to my daughter. A man assaulted and raped her down on the beach two years ago. A witness came by and interrupted it, and Janet managed to find her way home. She was bleeding very badly, and I feared she would die. The police caught the