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…

Refugee Children’s Rights Violated in Nauru

Last month, the Nauru government defended the country’s compliance with Australian offshore detention and processing of refugees. In 2012 and 2013, the Australian and Nauruan governments signed Memoranda of Understanding, which designated Nauru as a “regional processing country” for all…

Canada’s Detained Immigrant Children

Highly renowned for many of its progressive stances on human rights, Canada falters in its detention of immigrant children. Between 2010 and 2014, around 242 children were held in Canadian immigration detention each year. By formally detaining immigrant children in…