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One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape and murder of a woman in a bus in New Delhi in 2012 […]

Harvery Weinstein Faces Rape Trial

Harvery Weinstein Faces Rape Trial

Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan court on Monday for the start of his landmark trial on charges of rape, allegations that helped fuel the #MeToo movement and a reckoning for powerful men accused of sexual misconduct. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two […]

Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

When Zimbabwe’s government started running a bus system earlier this year with fares on average one-third lower than those of private bus companies, Thandekile Gama was excited. The 33-year-old hairdresser had grown tired of paying up to 3 Zimbabwe dollars (less than 10 U.S. cents) every time she took a trip within Bulawayo, the country’s […]

The More Than Me Rape Situation In Liberia – Women Want Justice

The More Than Me Rape Situation In Liberia – Women Want Justice

Amid the public outburst of anger and indignation over the rape and abuse of over a dozen girls by a staff of the More Than Me (MTM) Academy, along with attempts by its founder, Katie Meyler, to cover-up evidence and protect the culprit, Macintosh Johnson (now deceased), the chair of the SHEROES International Forum Liberia, […]

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

 A 41-year-old woman was on Monday allegedly raped and strangled by a 29-year-old man at Wini village south of Nkurenkuru in Kavango West Region. The incident that shocked villagers at Wini village happened between 00h40 to 06h00 on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as Esther Mpepo. “We arrested the suspect on Monday,” said […]

The Injustice Of Being Raped And Killed

The Injustice Of Being Raped And Killed

International media has rightly focused on the case of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman sentenced to death for killing her husband – whom she’d been forced to marry – as he tried to rape her. The court which tried Noura apparently had no regard to the fact that her husband had previously raped her […]

Officer, Four Attackers Dead In Police Station Assault

Officer, Four Attackers Dead In Police Station Assault

Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings in another part of the country. The group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on […]

The Global Scourge Of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

The Global Scourge Of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

 When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA’s) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd, detailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eye popping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many. So now we know. What started as a Hollywood scandal featuring a […]

Woman Tortured And Killed By Her Boyfriend In Namibia

Woman Tortured And Killed By Her Boyfriend In Namibia

 A 34-year-old woman tragically died on Sunday morning in the Erongo Region after she was tortured and sprayed with goat tick/flea medicine, allegedly by her 36-year-old boyfriend. The woman, who was identified as Magdelenda Ganes, was severely beaten with thorn-tree branches by her boyfriend after he beat her up using his fists. The couple, parents […]

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

Officials in South Sudan say army troops entered a village near the capital, Juba, on Sunday and raped at least a half-dozen women and girls, some of them at gunpoint. The alleged rapes occurred less than two weeks after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir issued a warning that soldiers who commit acts of rape and […]

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