In a country with little legal protection or psychosocial support, victims might be lucky to escape their abusers but not their past. Almost by default, prostitution has become a common fallback for many abused boys.
The World's Marco Werman wanted to get a taste of what the people who patrol our waters do, and what their job is like these days. So he joined the Coast Guard on patrol at their base, right here in Boston harbor.
Experts say the stigma that still surrounds domestic violence is a big problem. They hope to address that with new legislation that guarantees job security for victims of domestic abuse and requires employers to give them paid time off to deal with the consequences.
The struggle to find balance between old and new, modernity and tradition, respect and assimilation, is one that people all over the world have been navigating for centuries. In this case, the tension was encapsulated in a series of beautiful photos that turned half a billion heads.
He and his wife were born and raised in Iran and moved to Canada more than three decades ago to escape political violence. But Mohammad and Ashraf Mohyeddin, soon to celebrate their 80th anniversary, still miss their homeland.
Plenty of religions tell their members that masturbation is a sin, but few are willing to go to the lengths of ultra-Orthodox Jews to make sure the rule is followed. That struggle is the subject of a new documentary, "Sacred Sperm," from an ultra-Orthodox filmmaker who lives that temptation.
Anita Corbin documented women who ruled the punk scene in London. The women are all grown up now ... and the photographer is as well. But Corbin wanted to know what happened to the women of punk. So she's been tracking them down for a new exhibit in London.