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UNHCR Is Committed To Fighting Gender Based Violence – Lori Handrahan

UNHCR Is Committed To Fighting Gender Based Violence – Lori Handrahan

The Reporter: You are quoted for saying: “Thorough research deftly illustrates how money, sex, and the exploitation of our children have fueled a fire that is ravaging our nation”. You have worked in many nations, in areas of conflicts advocating for human rights and against gender-based violence. Share with me some of the highlights? Lori […]

Women Rights Are Human Rights

Women Rights Are Human Rights

The Government of Liberia Must Act in Accordance with its Constitutional Mandate as the Primary Duty Bearer to Prevent, Protect and End All Forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Liberia. The Liberia Feminist Forum, other women and human right groups in Liberia are concerned over the rise in reported cases of rape, sexual abuse, […]

EU Commits U.S.$34 Million To Tackling Sexual Gender Based Violence

EU Commits U.S.$34 Million To Tackling Sexual Gender Based Violence

Government is set to receive U.S.$34 million from the European Union (EU) in an initiative meant to help create a violence-free, gender-responsive and inclusive society. European External Action Service deputy secretary-general, Christian Leffler announced this at the Spotlight Initiative country programme launch this week. “Gender-based violence is not inevitable but is literally man-made. The solution […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

I saw a video a few days ago, it was shown to me by one of the female lawyers who helps me deal with cases of gender based violence. It was a recording of a young woman, stark naked, bleeding and pleading, I will call her Mary. There was blood all over the bed Mary […]

80 Million Nigerian Women, Girls Are Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

80 Million Nigerian Women, Girls Are Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA , Dr Eugene Kongnyuy yesterday said that despite the progress made by the Nigeria government, approximately 80 million women and girls are still victims of Gender-Based Violence, GBV. Speaking at the Private Sector High Impact Summit organized by Access Bank Plc to commemorate UNFPA 50th anniversary […]

Seychelles Begins Campaign In All Primary Schools To Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

Seychelles Begins Campaign In All Primary Schools To Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

The Ministry of Family Affairs has launched the Orange Campaign in all primary schools in Seychelles, the latest effort to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) in the hopes of eliminating it from the island nation. “We have seen and witnessed school fights and arguments that sometimes break out among students,” said the principal secretary […]

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said. In Norway, United Nations agencies, governments and civil society convened for the first-ever thematic humanitarian conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises. The conference, which brought together representatives from 100 nations and over […]

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

The nation has been called upon to work collectively to ensure that cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) including violence against children are wiped out of the society. Speaking at the launch of the National Relationship Study report in Artesia on May 14, First Lady Neo Masisi said she was particularly concerned about the welfare […]

EU Rolls Out 20 Million Euro In Fight Against GBV

EU Rolls Out 20 Million Euro In Fight Against GBV

The European Union (EU) has come up with a €20 million initiative for the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and enhance the promotion of women’s rights in Zimbabwe. This emerged on Monday when EU Ambassador Timo Olkkonen paid a courtesy call on Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda. Ambassador Olkkonen said the EU had come […]

Methodist Church Moves to Tackle Gender Based Violence

Methodist Church Moves to Tackle Gender Based Violence

As a way of responding to the worldwide cry of gender-based violence, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa has, through the Limpopo Synod, established a gender desk to coordinate gender issues. This development comes after widely publicised concerns and petitions against the escalating cases of various forms of violence including rape and assault. Speaking at […]

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