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Concerns Over Rise In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Concerns Over Rise In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police have expressed concern over an increase in rape cases countrywide in which women and girls are raped after being drugged since December last year. Although the police could not provide the actual statistics, several cases were reported and some of the perpetrators were arrested while others are still at large. National police spokesperson Assistant […]

Ivory Coast Pledges Trafficking Crackdown As 137 Child Victims Are Rescued

Ivory Coast Pledges Trafficking Crackdown As 137 Child Victims Are Rescued

Ivory Coast police on Monday vowed to ramp up efforts to stop child trafficking after rescuing 137 children from forced labour and sex work in the first major operation in several years. Police surrounded the southeastern town of Aboisso for 48 hours last week and searched vehicles, cocoa plantations and nearby villages for children who […]

Child Marriages Persist In Uganda, Despite Govt Intervention

Child Marriages Persist In Uganda, Despite Govt Intervention

Health workers and local leaders in Lango and Acholi sub-regions have expressed concern about the increasing number of child mothers despite various interventions by government and development partners. They attribute the rising number of child mothers to family breakdown and the loss of moral values caused by the two-decade rebellion of the Lord’s Resistance Army […]

More Needs To Be Done On Child Marriage – Minister Nyoni

More Needs To Be Done On Child Marriage – Minister Nyoni

The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development has called for more action to eliminate the scourge of child marriages which remains a major impediment to the empowerment of women and girls. Addressing the press early this week, the Women Affairs minister, Sithembiso Nyoni bemoaned the increase in cases of incestuous relationships. […]

Ghana, Ivory Coast Cocoa Floor Price Seen As Small Step Toward Ending Child Labour

Ghana, Ivory Coast Cocoa Floor Price Seen As Small Step Toward Ending Child Labour

About 1.6 million children are estimated to work in cocoa production in Ivory Coast and Ghana, some for their parents and some trafficked from other countries Ghana and Ivory Coast’s move this week to set a minimum price for cocoa beans could help reduce child labour, though it will not be enough on its own, […]

KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

“It is time to act, instead of discussing it on social media.” These are the words of Thulani “DJ Dash” Mzinyane, 32, who will be walking all the way from Ballito to Durban’s North Beach later this month. He told News24 on Friday that the 50km walk is to raise awareness around the killing, abuse […]

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient The League’s Secretary General, Loide Iipinge said the sentences in the country are too compassionate considering the grievous damage rape does to victims and society at […]

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Five years ago, the prevalence of harmful traditional practices were very high in Somali state. The government has been trying to reduce such practices thereby making the state free from such harmful traditions. Together with other stakeholders, the states’ Culture and Tourism Office has also been working extensively to achieving this objective. The office is […]

Funda Wazi Foundation organizing Teachers’ Mentoring Program To Help Avoid Child Abuse And Trauma

Funda Wazi Foundation organizing Teachers’ Mentoring Program To Help Avoid Child Abuse And Trauma

Young children exposed to five or more traumatic events in the first three years of childhood face a 76% possibility of having one or more delays in their language, emotional or brain development. The traumatic events experienced during childhood also causes an increased the risk for the following health problems in adulthood: depression, alcoholism, drug […]

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising cases of defilement in the African nation of Malawi begs the question the effectiveness of projects being implemented to address the problem. “My 17 year old daughter was defiled by an unknown assailant some 10 years ago when she was just a little girl and this led to her destruction,” narrates Wezie Shaba mother […]

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