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Michael Avenatti Arrested After Domestic Violence Allegations

Michael Avenatti Arrested After Domestic Violence Allegations

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on allegations of domestic violence, according to several media outlets. The LAPD confirmed the arrest in an email to HuffPost, but said he had not been booked. The Associated Press notes that police had taken a report […]

Shelter For Women Victims Of Violence Opens in Seychelles

Shelter For Women Victims Of Violence Opens in Seychelles

The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. The EU-funded facility, which is run by Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), was opened by the Ambassador of the EU to the island nation, Marjaana Sall, the Minister for Family Affairs — Mitcy Larue — and […]

‘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 […]

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

A pregnant woman is nursing serious injuries after she was allegedly beaten by her husband. Valarie Masibo, 29 suffered facial, ear and dental injuries after she was allegedly being beaten by Naftali Luzeli, 26, at Kipkaren Estate in Eldoret on Friday. Reason? She delayed his supper. Ms Masibo’s photos went viral on Facebook and Twitter. […]

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 […]

If The Current Method Of Eliminating Violence Isn’t Working, Change The Strategy

If The Current Method Of Eliminating Violence Isn’t Working, Change The Strategy

The newly-appointed chairperson of the United Cities and Local Government of Africa Forum of Local Managers and Training Institutes, Ms. Paulita Wie, has called on African countries to take proactive measures to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment at all levels. Ms. Wie is the deputy minister for urban affairs at the Ministry of Internal […]

Sex Is Used As Bait To Get Men To Farm

Sex Is Used As Bait To Get Men To Farm

 A group of women in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District, have agreed to use sex as a bait to extract productive labour from lazy men in order to boost agricultural production. Ms Helen Odur, the women’s farmer group chairperson in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District, said mid-April that lazy men would be denied sex to draw them […]

Royal Caution To The Beasts Among Men – Emir Of Kano Speaks

Royal Caution To The Beasts Among Men –  Emir Of Kano Speaks

A beast in civilization never smells like a beast in the wild. But when the beast resides in a man, it becomes difficult for even the most adept forensics specialist to sense it, let alone an innocent, lovable bride. Hence the sad cases of wife battery among Kano’s titled elite. In the wake of incessant […]

East Africa Leads In Gender Reforms

East Africa Leads In Gender Reforms

East African states are among countries that have been recognised by the World Bank for leading in the world’s gender equality campaign through eradication of legal barriers against women. A new World Bank report released last week on Thursday found that Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo and Zambia implemented the most reforms to remove legal barriers […]

Morocco’s Lower House Adopts Draft Law To Combat Violence Against Women

Morocco’s Lower House Adopts Draft Law To Combat Violence Against Women

 Morocco’s House of Representatives (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a draft law to combat violence against women. The bill was adopted by 168 votes in favor and 55 against. Presenting the draft law, minister of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, Bassima Hakkaoui, said that the bill defines all kinds of violence against women, offers […]

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