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LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

From November 25th-December 10th there was the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign. During this period, there are activities around the world to draw attention to the need to eradicate gender violence, ranging from marches to seminars and engagements with policy makers. What started out as an idea put forward […]

Egypt Fights Sexual Harassment On the Train With Commuter Campaign

Egypt Fights Sexual Harassment On the Train With Commuter Campaign

The Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Plateau State, Veronica Abe, said yesterday that the commission and its partners have recorded 664 cases of gender-based violence in the state from January 2020 till date. Speaking in Jos during a solidarity march to sensitise people on gender-based violence, she said 183 […]

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during a dialogue to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign To the women of our nation, To my fellow South Africans, Since just after sunrise this morning, our national flag has been flying at half-mast across the country in memory of the […]

Minister Kaliati Warns Perpetrators of GBV

Minister Kaliati Warns Perpetrators of GBV

Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has warned that her ministry will punish anyone involved in gender-based violence (GBV) against girls, women and the elderly in the country. The Minister made the remarks in Lilongwe on Thursday during a press briefing where she condemned what she described as extreme inhuman forms […]

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on governments represented at the United Nations General Assembly to end all forms of violence against women and girls. The President was speaking during a virtual high-level meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women convened by the United Nations General Assembly. “This session should […]

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities. Based on data obtained through the South African Police Service (SAPS), the government has identified 30 GBVF hotspots around the country. “Cabinet has assured the affected communities that working with […]

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

 Mahalapye East legislator Mr Yandani Boko has called for the establishment of special courts to deal with cases related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Contributing to the ongoing debate on the approval of the mid-term review of the NDP11, Mr Boko said those who were experiencing gender violence were deprived of a dignified life. He said […]

Violence Against Minors Still Worries Gender Stakeholders

Violence Against Minors Still Worries Gender Stakeholders

THE community has to use official forums to bring changes on cases of violence against minors. According to a survey which was made by this newspaper in different areas of Ilemela district, Mwanza region recently, it was revealed that there are still many cases of violence reported at various centres. Gender desks and one-stop centres […]

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage and other harmful practices carried out against millions of women and girls around the world each year. UNFPA made that call as it presented its State of the World Population report from UN headquarters in Geneva Monday. […]

De Lille Signs Off Shelters For GBV Victims

De Lille Signs Off Shelters For GBV Victims

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, says the government has signed off 12 properties in Gauteng and the Western Cape to be used as shelters for victims of gender-based violence. The Minister said this when she participated in a debate on gender-based violence in the National Assembly’s hybrid sitting on Tuesday afternoon. “As […]

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