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Morocco Group Empowers Women To Fight Domestic Abuse, Rape

Morocco Group Empowers Women To Fight Domestic Abuse, Rape

Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands. Now 23, a mother of two and an education worker, Salma remembers her marriage as seven years of […]

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

16 days of activism has revealed that violence and harassment towards women and young girls in the world of work remains most tolerated violations of female workers human rights. This revelation has been made during 16 days of activism whereby government through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare launched Ndiulula (Won’t be […]

‘I Will Rape You’ – Female Journalists Face ‘Relentless’ Abuse

‘I Will Rape You’ – Female Journalists Face ‘Relentless’ Abuse

 More than half of women in media have suffered work-related abuse, threats or physical attacks in the past year Female journalists are facing a “relentless” barrage of attacks and harassment, with nearly a third considering leaving the profession as a result, media support organisations have warned. More than half of women in media have suffered […]

The Manipulators

The Manipulators

When my friend asked me if I could work under intense pressure, I said yes but was wondering how intense this pressure could be. I sent my application and I was selected. It was later I discovered that this company disguises to be a regular company but it is the Church office of the place […]

Half Of Murdered Women Killed By Their ‘Partners’ – UN Deputy Chief

Half Of Murdered Women Killed By Their ‘Partners’ – UN Deputy Chief

Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, has said that worldwide, almost one-in-two women murdered were killed by a partner or ex-partner. Mrs Mohammed stated this in Brussels at the launch of a new partnership between the UN and EU, an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”. Addressing the […]

NGO Decries High Rate Of Violence Against Women

NGO Decries High Rate Of Violence Against Women

 A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Hope for Family Development Initiative (HFDI) has decried the high rate of violence against women in the country and called for an urgent stop to the act. The organisation also cautioned men against violating the rights of women and warned against acts that could undermine the rights of women in […]

No Amount Of Love Can Heal An Abusive Man

No Amount Of Love Can Heal An Abusive Man

Women in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday marked Women’s Day by appealing to senior government officials, including President Jacob Zuma, to lead by example. The women, all dressed in black, complained that women abuse and rape had escalated under the Zuma administration. They said he should not be allowed to address women’s gatherings because he was […]

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

As part of measures to address the increasing cases of abuse against women, the Media Initiative Against Human Trafficking and Women Rights Abuse (MIAHWRA) has held its maiden edition of Every Woman Listen, a monthly broadcast hangout of professionals tackling human rights and women abuse issues. Discussants on the maiden panel included Mrs. Teena Obong, […]

‘Inspired by Airtel: You Too Can Make A Difference

‘Inspired by Airtel: You Too Can Make A Difference

Going by what our present realities in Nigeria of today, there is a tendency for every one of us to get carried away by out own immediate problems without realising how much power we have as individuals to make things better in our environment. Most of us have become preoccupied with the hustle and bustle […]

Army Detains Six Soldiers for Allegedly Brutalising Woman

Army Detains Six Soldiers for Allegedly Brutalising Woman

A fresh case of soldiers’ brutality against a female Nigerian citizen is being investigated, the Nigerian army has said. Six soldiers, the army said, are currently in detention over the incident. This is the third time such incident would be occurring within a month. The victim whose name was given as Ruth Orji was said […]

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