A female former gang member has exposed the growing levels of sexual violence against young women who join them, saying that many are willing to risk being raped in return for the status of membership. Isha Nembhard, who was part of an strong gang in Peckham, south London , said some girls readily accepted that they would be sexually abused when associating with male gangs. The year-old said that the problem had reached a point where being raped was becoming "normalised" among many young women. They sleep with a boy and the boy asks if she will sleep with all his friends. Even if they know it's wrong, they will do anything to get acceptance," she said. For example, she might know about what happens to girls in the gang but still sleeps with all of them just for the status.
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By Jill Reilly. Girls as young as ten are being sent to initiation camps in Malawi to be taught about how to have sex and in some cases lose their virginity. The girls are told by their families they are attending a camp with their friends, but when they arrive they are shown how to have sex and told they must lose their 'child dust' as soon as they can or they will get a skin disease. The horrifying practice is not new - it is a time-honored ritual passed through generations and the girls are sent by their families to make sure they are accepted into their communities as adults.
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