Microfinance Could Be Hazardous For Teens

Microfinance is on the rise and not only reaching women, but a growing number of female teens. One industry participant warns that lenders must step carefully with this age group to avoid causing unintended harm.

Georgia Takes Count of Its Prostituted Juveniles

Women who were prostituted as juveniles attest that numerous girls and teens are stuck in “the life” they’ve left behind. An Atlanta advocacy group finds 129 girls and teens are prostituted in Georgia on a typical weekend night. First of two stories.

Mozambique Attacks DV; UK Ethnic Women Are Poorer

(WOMENSENEWS)–CheersThe Mozambique parliament in Africa passed the first draft of a bill against domestic violence on June 29, reported the nation’s official press agency. The bill imposes harsher penalties for crimes of domestic violence; currently domestic violence is treated as a simple assault case. If passed, the bill would be the first time these types of crimes are included in Mozambique’s state statute.More News to Cheer This Week:A Delhi High Court ruled on July 2 that homosexuality is not a crime in the Indian capital of New Delhi, the Associated Press reported. The decision is the first of its kind in the country and it is hoped to lead to more freedom for gays and lesbians. The court stated that “treating consensual gay sex as a crime is a violation of fundamental rights protected by India’s constitution.”