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LOUD WHISPERS: Political Will And Gender Based Violence Responses

LOUD WHISPERS: Political Will And Gender Based Violence Responses

In recent times, there has been an astronomical increase in cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. The COVID19 pandemic and the lockdowns that ensued exacerbated an already problematic situation, as rates of violations increased exponentially. The continued rise in GBV cases has made it imperative to scale up multi-dimensional approaches and […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Borno Rice Field Attack – 10 Women Still Missing, Says Amnesty

Borno Rice Field Attack – 10 Women Still Missing, Says Amnesty

Amnesty International has said 10 women at the rice plantation in Borno during the attack by Boko Haram on Saturday are still missing. A statement by the international human rights organisation on Sunday said its findings had shown that of the 43 farmers killed by Boko Haram on Saturday, 16 were Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) […]

UNDP, Vodafone Ghana Foundation Train 61 Rural Women In Agribusiness

UNDP, Vodafone Ghana Foundation Train 61 Rural Women In Agribusiness

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Vodafone Ghana Foundation has organized a two-day trainer of trainees’ digital technology empowerment workshop for 61 rural women engaged in agribusiness in the Upper East Region The participants were drawn from the Bolgatanga, Kassena-Nankana Municipals , Bongo and Bawku West Districts in the region. Dubbed, […]

Borno Conducts Mass Burial for 43 Slain Farmers By Boko Haram

Borno Conducts Mass Burial for 43 Slain Farmers By Boko Haram

It was a sad day in Zabarmari village as hundreds of residents in the rice-producing community located in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State gathered to bury the 43 corpses of farmers that were slaughtered the previous day. Armed men, suspected to be members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, attacked farmers in what […]

Power Supply Partially Restored After National Grid’s Collapse

Power Supply Partially Restored After National Grid’s Collapse

The national power grid collapsed again yesterday, plunging most parts of the country into a blackout, a development the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) attributed to multiple tripping of the system. But the TCN, which is wholly controlled by the federal government, stated that it was investigating the blackout while as of yesterday evening, power […]

Protesters Clash With Police At Paris Protest Against Police Violence

Protesters Clash With Police At Paris Protest Against Police Violence

Hundreds of black-clad protesters clashed with police at the end of a demonstration against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters launched fireworks at police lines, put up barricades and threw stones. The majority of the thousands of demonstrators marched peacefully, but small groups of masked protesters dressed in black smashed shop windows […]

Time to Tackle Violence Against Women In Mali

Time to Tackle Violence Against Women In Mali

The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some men rallied in Bamako to protest against the trivialisation of violence against women. This was prompted by the revelation on social media of alleged intimate partner abuse involving a famous […]

Concerns Over Spike in GBV Cases During Lockdown In Zimbabwe

Concerns Over Spike in GBV Cases During Lockdown In Zimbabwe

Civic Society Organisations under the flagship of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have expressed concern over an increase in cases of gender based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Commemorations of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence began on the 25th of November under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, […]

UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors’ needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic “new normal” as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off As the COVID-19 pandemic and a prevailing culture of impunity threatens progress achieved on gender equality and ending violence against women and girls, UN Women is […]

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