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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 […]

Malawi Shines On Ending Gender Based Violence

Malawi Shines On Ending Gender Based Violence

Malawi implored fellow United Nations (UN) member states to embrace social protection systems, emphasizing that these systems are effective in empowerment of women and girls to shield them against poverty and gender inequalities. Kathewera Banda: CSOs must complement government efforts in implementation of social protection measures   Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare […]

Albert Fritz Commends Conquerors Of Gender-Based Violence On International Women’s Day

Albert Fritz Commends Conquerors Of Gender-Based Violence On International Women’s Day

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, I would like to commend the many brave women who were once victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and abuse but who today are conquerors, standing on their own feet. One of these conquerors is NoLindi (alias). NoLindi grew up in rural Eastern Cape. When she moved to Cape Town, […]

Increase In Gender-Based Violence Pushes For Action Plan In Seychelles

Increase In Gender-Based Violence Pushes For Action Plan In Seychelles

The Seychelles is pushing ahead and finalizing a national plan of action for gender-based violence, or GBV. This move comes now that the Ministry of Family Affairs is increasing awareness on the issue following a rise in the number of GBV cases. Four murders were reported for January 2019 and all were results of domestic […]

There Are Lots Of Things To Be Done In Fighting Gender Based Violence

There Are Lots Of Things To Be Done In Fighting Gender Based Violence

The ghost of sexual corruption is reported to dig its roots in offices, learning institutions and trading areas. The Police Gender Desk has confirmed that house-maids are another group of victims facing this form of harassment at a hefty extent. The law enforcers state that sexual assault to house maids is increasing because the victims […]

Gender Based Violence Increases In Tanzania

Gender Based Violence Increases In Tanzania

THE government has condemned the rising wave of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases and other acts of violence in the community and promises to reduce the trend by 50 percent by the years 2021 and 2022. This was stated yesterday by the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu. Expressing […]

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