The practice is most entrenched in the country's south, where Mwase's Golden Village is located. Mwase was just 10 when she was led, along with about a dozen other girls, to remote huts outside her village during winter vacation from school in August. The girls were accompanied by older women from their village in Chiradzulu district, near the border with Mozambique. According to Mwase, most of the two weeks she spent at the initiation camp were dedicated to learning how to engage in sexual acts. She had been excited for this time with friends away from home, but that feeling quickly gave way to dread as she learned the true purpose of initiation. The man should be on top of you and you should be dancing for him, making him happy. The anamkungwi told the girls to lie on top of one another and get a feel for the various positions described to them. This will mark them for life, and they will be ostracized if they don't complete the custom as their mothers and grandmothers did before them. These guardians often force their daughters to go through with the ritual for fear of breaking with tradition. Initiation is a centuries-old practice in the region, according to Harriet Chanza of the World Health Organization.
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We hold power to account - sparking criminal investigations and exposing abuses. Help us do more. And then there are sensual and beautiful aspects of African sexuality and the African erotic. There are things that you think you know about the nature of sexual activities in Africa: abstinence-preaching pastors, bursaries tied to virginity tests, bachelorette parties based in prayer, and the constant fight against HIV and AIDS or FGM female genital mutilation. And then there are sensual and beautiful aspects of African sexuality and the African erotic — including powerful practices, traditions, scholarship and spaces that focus on female pleasure, agency and sexual knowledge. Hundreds of thousands of African women die in childbirth each year , sexual diversity as a right is basically non-existent, and debates around safe and legal abortion continue to rage. Africa has become a site for both local and international rights and equality fights. When talking about sex in Africa, therefore, the focus is often on high levels of HIV or other health matters or issues surrounding forced marriages and sexual violence. Of course, we must not be blind to serious sexual rights issues. They form an important, albeit macabre, part of our sexual knowledge.
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Eric Aniva told the BBC that he was hired by families to have sex with more than young women, including children, in what was described as "ritual cleansing. This week, a man named Eric Aniva from Malawi was arrested after the BBC broadcast the minute radio report " 'Stealing Innocence' in Malawi," which featured Aniva bragging about being paid to sleep with more than young girls and women, some as young as 12 years old. Aniva is known in Malawi as a "hyena" man — someone hired by families to have sex with girls after their first menstruation.
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