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There are many different kinds of slavery, but in basic terms, the practice involves owning someone else in some manner.

In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, 15-year-old Sahar Gul, is carried into hospital in Baghlan north of Kabul, Afghanistan. According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, Gul's in-laws kept her in a basement for six months, ripped her fingernails out, tortured her with hot irons and broke her fingers _ all in an attempt to force her into prostitution. Police freed her last week after her uncle called authorities. Horrific images of Sahar, bruised and bloodied, captured on video, transfixed Afghanistan and set off a storm of condemnation. President Hamid Karzai set up a commission to investigate, and his health minister visited her bedside at a Kabul hospital. The in-laws have been arrested _ they deny abusing her _ and a warrant has been issued for her husband, who serves in the Afghan army. (AP Photo/Jawed Basharat, File)

Why Me?

by Congresswoman May Ram on December 19, 2011

Child Sexual Abuse:

TRUE Stories

By David Hoffman:

 It is very powerful to watch. Only God knows how many of our young people have lived through the pain and the confusion of child sexual abuse.

The Cut

by Congresswoman May Ram on December 08, 2011

Female genital mutilation commonly reffered to as female circumcision was practised by some ancient Asian, Arabic and African communities to signify a rite of passage from childhood to adulthoood. In some western countries such as the U.S, F.G.M was practised in the 19 century to cure hysteria, lesbianism and female masturbation. Although female circumcision is still common in some African societies, it is facing sharp criticism from human rights watchdogs and hence christened; Female genital mutilation.

Female genital mutilation commonly reffered to as

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