Biking remains off-limits to women and girls in Afghanistan. Yet young women belonging to the country’s first female national cycling team have taken to the open roads to pedal their way for a change. They are breaking taboos in the face of insults and attacks; their story is featured in the short documentary “Afghan Cycles.”
The city of Fortaleza has gained a reputation inside Brazil and abroad for child prostitution. With the World Cup less than six months away, city officials and activists are launching campaigns to raise awareness and warn tourists and soccer fans of the penalties for engaging in child prostitution.”Teenagers may dress up to look older and say they are older. They may be encouraged by friends who say that this relationship with a foreigner is the way to a better life,” program director of Childhood Brazil, Anna Flora Werneck explains.
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