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GBV Command Centre Has Received Close to 12 000 Calls In South Africa

GBV Command Centre Has Received Close to 12 000 Calls In South Africa

The gender-based violence (GBV) command centre has received close to 12 000 calls since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national lockdown. However, only a small percentage of the calls are actually related to GBV. Statistics from the centre revealed that, from 1 to 26 of March, the command centre received 4 494 calls, 208 Please […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Pressures Leading To Global Surge in Domestic Violence

Coronavirus Pressures Leading To Global Surge in Domestic Violence

 The U.N. secretary-general warned Sunday that the increase in social and economic pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has led to a global increase in violence against women and girls. Last week, Antonio Guterres called for a global cease-fire so that the international community could focus all of its attention on stopping the virus and helping those […]

Albanian Teens Develop App For Domestic Violence Victims

Albanian Teens Develop App For Domestic Violence Victims

Three Albanian 16-year-old girls have developed an app to help victims of domestic violence access support, hoping to tackle a huge problem in Albania, where one in two women suffered abuse last year, according to a survey. They will launch their app, known as GjejZâ, (Find your Voice), on Friday, after winning an international technology […]

Political Parties Call For Heavy Penalties On GBV Crimes

Political Parties Call For Heavy Penalties On GBV Crimes

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM)’s student command wants parliament to introduce strict laws to address the escalating cases and killings related to gender-based violence. The LPM’s student leader, Duminga Ndala, said perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) should also be handed heavy penalties to discourage people from committing similar crimes. In an interview with The Namibian […]

Artist Displays 440 Pairs Of High Heels For Women Murdered In Turkey In 2018

Artist Displays 440 Pairs Of High Heels For Women Murdered In Turkey In 2018

Each pair of shoes represented a woman killed last year in Turkey Turkish artist Vahit Tuna has mounted 440 pairs of high heels on the facade of a building on a busy Istanbul street, to symbolise the number of women murdered in domestic or sexual violence in Turkey in 2018.   “We are standing in […]

AW Gist: The Change Agents

AW Gist: The Change Agents

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Statement from Nigerian Governors Wives Forum on Sexual Violence

LOUD WHISPERS: Statement from Nigerian Governors Wives Forum on Sexual Violence

A few days ago, with the support of HE Dr Aisha Buhari the First Lady of Nigeria, Wives of Nigerian Governors took the unprecedented step of issuing a joint statement against the escalating levels of sexual violence against women and children in the country. All of us should be concerned. We all have a role […]

VP Taylor Cautions On Domestic Violence Bill

VP Taylor Cautions On Domestic Violence Bill

Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor says the Domestic Violence Bill that was passed by the House of Representatives and sent to the Liberian Senate for concurrence needs to be signed by the President before it is passed into law. Presiding over the 48th day sitting of the 2nd session Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Vice President Taylor […]

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 […]