Even today, the situation of women in many countries around the world is one of oppression. Prostitution, submission, torture, violence, exploitation and poverty often part of the daily lives of women deprived of their human rights and who are cruelly lacking the means of escaping it. More than one in five women around the world will fall victim to a serious physical or sexual crime in their lifetime. In many countries word-wide, these women who have nowhere to turn to, or any rights, often manage to rebuild their lives through independence or by gaining access to education.
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