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Erica Gets Disqualified From Big Brother Naija

Erica Gets Disqualified From Big Brother Naija

Big brother housemate, Ngozi ‘Erica’ Nlewedim, popularly called Erica, has been disqualified from the reality show for confronting fellow housemate Laycon, over claims she tried to kiss him. Her repeated flouting of Big Brother House rules also earned her the disqualification. Erica, who was the Head of House (HOH), had earlier gotten two strikes for […]

Britain Set To Outlaw ‘Rough Sex’ Defence In Murder Trials

Britain Set To Outlaw ‘Rough Sex’ Defence In Murder Trials

Britain is set to become the first country to outlaw the “rough sex” defence in homicide trials, setting a precedent that campaigners said on Tuesday could spur other jurisdictions to follow suit. The issue gained worldwide attention following the 2018 murder in New Zealand of British backpacker Grace Millane whose killer said she died accidentally […]

Kenya Orders Probe Into Rise In Violence Against Women And Girls During Pandemic

Kenya Orders Probe Into Rise In Violence Against Women And Girls During Pandemic

Kenya’s president on Monday ordered an investigation into rising reports of violence against women and girls – including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – as a result of coronavirus restrictions. Lockdowns to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have fuelled an upsurge in gender-based violence across the world, with […]

COVID-19 Highlights Need For Companies To Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

COVID-19 Highlights Need For Companies To Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

The global surge in domestic violence during coronavirus lockdowns highlights the need for companies to do more to protect victims and help them get their lives back on track, experts on the issue said on Thursday. Companies should offer women facing domestic abuse flexible working, extra leave so they can move home and sort out […]

Equip Police Scientifically On Rape Cases, Women Tell IG

Equip Police Scientifically On Rape Cases, Women Tell IG

The Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Ms Mary Ekpere-Ita, has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Muhammed Adamu, to use the Police Trust Fund (PTF) to equip and train police personnel on how to scientifically prove rape cases. Ekpere-Ita said that the rising cases of rape in the country warranted […]

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Telefono Rosa, Italy’s largest domestic violence helpline, said calls fell 55% to 496 in the first two weeks of […]

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From parts of the United States where child marriage remains legal to Russia, where women are banned from a host of jobs, almost every country has broken long-standing promises to eradicate discriminatory laws, legal experts said on Monday.   Rights group Equality Now urged all governments to review their laws as it launched a global […]

Hundreds Protest In Paris Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Hundreds Protest In Paris Against Deadly Domestic Violence

According to Interior Ministry figures, 130 women were allegedly killed in 2017 by their husband or partner up from 123 in 2016 Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France. Yelling “Enough” and carrying signs reading “Stop femicides” or “The planet needs women […]

Limpopo Teen Writes About The Abuse Young Girls Are Exposed to

Limpopo Teen Writes About The Abuse Young Girls Are Exposed to

A 14-year old Limpopo girl has written a book in which she tells the stories of the abuse of young women by people who pretend to be good Samaritans. Ntiyiso Amukelani, affectionately known as Amu, was single-handedly raised by her mother in a village in Soekmekaar and was confronted by many challenges such as an […]

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

About one in four of the 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 have been robbed of their childhoods by child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness and malnutrition The number of children who are married, pregnant, labourers, die violently or miss out on school has fallen by almost 30% to 690 million […]

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