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Gaby grew up in Wales, but spent 17 years in Yemen after being sold into child marriage by her father at the age of 13. After escaping to the UK, she eventually moved to Bristol and became one of the city's first female head-bouncers. In my

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This year, a team from the University of Manchester published a paper in the American Journal of Public Health on the cumulative effect of racial discrimination on the mental health of ethnic minorities. 1000women spoke with two of the authors, Dr Laia Becares and Professor James

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Affua came to the UK from Zimbabwe in 2002. She was diagnosed with HIV a few years after. Here she talks about how being diagnosed allowed her to discover new strength and a passion for volunteer work. HIV has revealed some ability and strength in me

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Sarah is from South Africa where she was victim of a horrendous practice called ‘corrective rape’. She identifies as a lesbian and was diagnosed with HIV in 2005. I came to the UK in 2005 on a six month visa. When I left my country, things

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