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Address Gender Based Violence Issues Swiftly – Ummy Mwalimu Tells Medical Practitioners

Address Gender Based Violence Issues Swiftly – Ummy Mwalimu Tells Medical Practitioners

THE Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, has directed each regional and district hospital to allocate a special unit in the facilities for ensuring that victims of gender and children related violence are addressed promptly. The minister banned all forms of charges imposed on victims of such abuse in […]

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

The First Ladies First party (#FLFParty), a brainchild of South-African based Namibian rapper, Taylor Jaye, is headed to her home country after being hosted with a stellar line-up during August, women’s month in South Africa. Featuring an all-star female line-up of Shekinah, Nadia Nakai, Moonchild and Taylor Jaye herself, the #FLFParty is an initiative dedicated […]

Women’s Action For Development Urged Private Sectors To Fund Gender Based Violence Programmes

Women’s Action For Development Urged Private Sectors To Fund Gender Based Violence Programmes

Women’s Action for Development has called on the private sector to invest in initiatives aimed at reducing gender-based violence and violence against children in the country. In an interview with New Era yesterday the executive director of WAD, Salatiel Shinedima, said it is time the private sector chips in to intensify funding for GBV-related programmes. […]

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

Recently, various Kenyan outlets have run stories that are dis-empowering to women and girls. After a man raped a female student, one newspaper reported the rape as ‘stranger than fiction’ because two other girls that had been assaulted did not scream or raise an alarm. Another story focused on how male teachers are afraid of […]

Anti GBV Campaign Heats Up In Dar es Salaam Market Places

Anti GBV Campaign Heats Up In Dar es Salaam Market Places

THE global champion for gender equality, UN Women, has promised to continue supporting Tanzania in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in market places after being satisfied with the progress of the just ended ‘Mpe- Riziki Si Matusi’ campaign in Dar es Salaam. ‘Mpe-Riziki Si Matusi’, campaign aims to eradicate all types of GBV and […]

Operi Kazombiaze Initiates Campaign Against GBV

Operi Kazombiaze Initiates Campaign Against GBV

Operi Kazombiaze, a 16-year-old aspiring model has initiated a Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign titled #KnowYourWorthy, to reduce GBV among the youth and all Namibians at large. Kazombiaze who is currently in Grade 10 at the Nam Nation Education Institution in Pioneerspark says the campaign came after she was selected as a contestant in the […]

Make Every Street Safe For Women And Girls

Make Every Street Safe For Women And Girls

Last week, disturbing security camera footage stunned France. It showed a man in Paris forcefully slapping a young woman who objected to being harassed on the street. The man said obscene and degrading comments, making “noises with sexual connotations,” as Marie Laguerre was walking home in Paris. When she quietly told him to shut up, he physically […]

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

MORE than 50 men and women marched from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital to the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday in solidarity against gender-based violence, and to raise awareness about the scourge. The march, under the campaign #TotalShutdownNam, demanded longer custodial sentences for perpetrators of gender-based violence and shorter waiting periods for victims seeking justice. The movement […]

Ramaphosa Personally Addresses #totalshutdown Protesters, Promises Gender Summit

Ramaphosa Personally Addresses #totalshutdown Protesters, Promises Gender Summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the Union Buildings during the late hours of Wednesday to accept a memorandum from #TotalShutDown protesters who had marched to the buildings against gender-based violence. With him were his security advisor Charles Nqakula, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Minister of Police Bheki Cele, as well as other senior government leaders. […]

Domestic Workers Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Domestic Workers Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

LOWEST paid and vulnerable to gender-based violence, the voices of the domestic workers who clean the households of wealthy families need to be heard. Last week, domestic workers celebrated international domestic workers day, which was held under the theme “Support International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention C189 to Stop Gender-based Violence – Equal Rights, Respect & […]

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