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Samira Ibrahim, plaintiff, takes action and fights for her rights as a woman. "After Egyptian soldiers detained her and subjected her and other female protesters to forced "virginity tests," the 25-year-old marketing manager refused to stay silent. She sued the military, and in December a civilian judge ruled the humiliating practice illegal." ow.ly/ampVG
A woman chops wood to sell for food on a hillside already affected by soil erosion, in the village of Chipumi, Malawi. The area is suffering from growing deforestation as people chop down trees for fuel and to make room for agriculture. Because of droughts and flooding, many Malawians were unable to buy seeds to grow their own food crops. © UNICEF/NYHQ2002-0260/Ami Vitale - www.unicef.org/...