The Hyena Who Rapes Children and Widows

“Hyena” or “fisi” refers to a specific male hired to have sex with women and girls for ritualistic purposes. The Hyenas of Malawi perform the ritual “sexual cleansing” or “kusas fumbi” or “brushing off the dust.” Girls are forced to…

Prevailing Reign of Male Guardianship Over Women

Saudi Arabia’s traditional, patriarchal system of government requires male guardianship over women. The male legal guardianship system requires that every female have a male legal guardian. This guardian is endowed with certain legal rights over the woman. For example, women…