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Lagos Assembly Backs Fida, Agencies On GBV

Lagos Assembly Backs Fida, Agencies On GBV

As part of efforts to mark the 16 Days of Activism of Eradication of Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Lagos State House of Assembly concluded plans to give legal backing to any agency that ensure speedy justice on Gender-Based Violence, GBV. This was part of “A Bill for a Law to provide for the Lagos […]

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 […]

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Women activists in Kilifi have called upon the County government to abolish the Sh3,000 charged for P3 forms in cases of domestic violence. They said the amount is too high for vulnerable girls and women and that it has denied them justice, especially at this time when domestic violence cases are on the rise in […]

We Need to Rethink Our Fight Against Gender-Based Violence To Incorporate All of Society

We Need to Rethink Our Fight Against Gender-Based Violence To Incorporate All of Society

A nation so focused on forgetting is unable to tackle the systemic causes of gender-based violence because it does not address its past perpetuation of this violence. It’s time that we start having frank conversations. South Africa is a nation at war for decades. The enemy has been its women. With the #16DaysOfActivism for No […]

Govt Moves to Formulate Policy On Safety, Security in Schools

Govt Moves to Formulate Policy On Safety, Security in Schools

As a result of the increase in gender-based violence, which in turn affects school enrolment and attendance among others, the federal government has concluded plans for a policy formulation on safety and security in the country’s basic education system. This will be in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Union and […]

Women Who Escaped Slavery Turn Anti-Trafficking Crusaders In India

Women Who Escaped Slavery Turn Anti-Trafficking Crusaders In India

 Separated from her parents, Jayashree Ponrajan spent most of her teenage years trapped in a form of bonded labour – forced to live and work in the spinning mills of southern India. It took Ponrajan years to find a way out, but ever since then she has been denouncing the recruitment of teenagers in India’s […]

Time to Tackle Violence Against Women In Mali

Time to Tackle Violence Against Women In Mali

The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some men rallied in Bamako to protest against the trivialisation of violence against women. This was prompted by the revelation on social media of alleged intimate partner abuse involving a famous […]

Concerns Over Spike in GBV Cases During Lockdown In Zimbabwe

Concerns Over Spike in GBV Cases During Lockdown In Zimbabwe

Civic Society Organisations under the flagship of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have expressed concern over an increase in cases of gender based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Commemorations of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence began on the 25th of November under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, […]

Botswana Cabinet To Intensify Fight Against GBV

Botswana Cabinet To Intensify Fight Against GBV

President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi says given the high levels of victimization and infliction of pain, suffering and abuse, Botswana needed more than 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV). Marking the beginning of 16 days of activism against GBV at Boipuso Hall in Gaborone yesterday, President Masisi said there was need for cabinet to […]

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 […]

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