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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 & […]

War Against Women On The Rise

War Against Women On The Rise

War is being waged in the southern African region: against women. That’s the conclusion you could come to from regularly reading court decisions in this part of the continent. During the first week of April alone, the High Court in Namibia handed down four decisions in cases where men had committed murder in relation to […]

Ambode Approves 25 Years Jail Term For Rapists, Perpetrators Of Domestic Violence

Ambode Approves 25 Years Jail Term For Rapists, Perpetrators Of Domestic Violence

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday threw his weight behind the 25 years jail term for rapist and perpetrators of all forms of domestic violence, saying that the time has come to take aggressive steps to put a stop to the menace. Governor Ambode, who led a symbolic walk against Domestic and Sexual […]

The Story Of A Woman Who Survived Violence And Fighting For The Survival Of Other Women

The Story Of A Woman Who Survived Violence And Fighting For The Survival Of Other Women

Susan Matsunga, the MDC-T proportional representation (PR) legislator (Harare Metropolitan) might have had her own share of bad publicity on October 26 2016 during the infamous fracas at the Parliament of Zimbabwe, where members of the police stormed into the National Assembly and fought with oppositions MPs, but she now claims that a lot of […]

GAF Officers, Wives Sensitised On GBV

GAF Officers, Wives Sensitised On GBV

The Network Against Gender Based Violence (NGBV) has organized a two-day sensitization programme for Army Officers and soldiers’ wives on gender-based violence and female genital mutilation (FGM). The event was held at the Yundum Barracks. Officially opening the training on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), Brigadier General […]

Female Teachers Raise Gender Based Violence Red Flag

Female Teachers Raise Gender Based Violence Red Flag

Female teachers have raised a red flag over rampant abuse they are facing at their workplaces and have called for permanent solutions to end it. Following the end of commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) on Sunday, there was concern that such acts of abuse had been allowed to reach […]

WARDC Tasks Govt On Gender-Based Violence

WARDC Tasks Govt On Gender-Based Violence

The Federal Government has been advised to urgently create more institutions that can address the root causes of gender-based violence, the impunity that often goes with the scourge, implement policies and enact laws that can support victims and survivors. According to the Founding Director, Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre, WARDC, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, who […]

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