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LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

Every year, we commemorate the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence from November 25th-December 10th. Each year policy makers, politicians, civil society organisations, women’s rights activists, community leaders and many stakeholders raise their voices and pledge to do what they can. Till the next year. This is an article I wrote in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Demand and Supply

LOUD WHISPERS: Demand and Supply

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi I walked into the conference hall alone, leaving all my aides outside and stood at the high table waiting for the national anthem to start. I looked around at the audience and my heart started to beat faster than normal. I could not believe what I was seeing. When you have been engaged […]

Govt On South Africa Tackling Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Collaboratively

Govt On South Africa Tackling Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Collaboratively

In the past few months, the South African Government, together with partners including the private sector, trade unions and individuals from civil society and other development partners have been working hard to implement the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF). This plan came as a result of the 1st National Summit […]

Gender Minister and EU Ambassador to Mauritius Co-Chair High-Level Policy Dialogue On Gend

Gender Minister and EU Ambassador to Mauritius Co-Chair High-Level Policy Dialogue On Gend

The fourth Mauritius-European Union (EU) High-Level Policy Dialogue on gender, focusing on the theme ‘ensam nou avancer pour fer egalite vine ene realite’, was held this morning at the Caudan Arts Centre, in Port-Louis. The initiative is a joint collaboration of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Welfare and the EU. The Minister of […]

Patriarchy Fuelling GBV

Patriarchy Fuelling GBV

Patriarchal norms promoting masculinity and female submissiveness are fuelling Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Lesotho and other African countries. This is according to MenEngage Lesotho Country Coordinator, Seabata Makoae. He said this while addressing last week’s virtual Southern Africa Youth Forum. SAYoF is a regional platform for youths and […]

New Directives On GBV Fight Issued in Z’bar

New Directives On GBV Fight Issued in Z’bar

IN the wake of rise in gender-based violence, President Hussein Ali Mwinyi has issued new directives to the government executives to make a self-assessment on how they reinforce efforts to free the Island of the scourge. “We should not conclude that we have failed in our plans which were set in January this year against […]

Kenyatta Blames Covid-19 on Increase in Gender Violence

Kenyatta Blames Covid-19 on Increase in Gender Violence

President Uhuru Kenyatta has decried the rising cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Africa. He spoke at a panel discussion during the opening session of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in France, saying the GBV situation had reached global emergency levels GEF is a global gender equality gathering convened by United Nations (UN) Women and […]

Female Judges Now Appeal For Sgbv Courts

Female Judges Now Appeal For Sgbv Courts

Women judges are the latest sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) responders appealing for special courts to expedite the conclusion of the related offences. Since last year when SGBV cases rose by 92.2 per cent, women rights advocates have consistently made the call to save survivors from extended psychological trauma and costly litigation. “As women judges, […]

SADC-PF Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Meets to Share Lessons On Gender-Based Violence

SADC-PF Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Meets to Share Lessons On Gender-Based Violence

Member states of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum’s (SADC-PF’s) Women’s Parliamentary Caucus which advocates for women’s rights and gender equality in the SADC-PF, met to share lessons and experiences that emanate from the gender-based violence (GBV) data that was gathered during the hard lockdown period. The lessons are taken to assess what should […]

Bank Supports Govt in Fight for Women Liberation

Bank Supports Govt in Fight for Women Liberation

NMB Bank is upbeat in realising President Samia Suluhu Hassan quest to liberate women economically by providing them with entrepreneurship education as well as capital to run their businesses. Early this week, the bank launched the Mwanamke Jasiri platform that loosely translates as a Brave Woman podium for all women in the Southern Regions aimed […]

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