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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 […]

Poverty Blocks Fights Against Gender Based Violence

Poverty Blocks Fights Against Gender Based Violence

 In a courtroom, Annie kadothi* stood up and told the Magistrate that she wanted to withdraw the case against her husband case who was answering a case of unlawful wounding. Accompanied by her relatives and their marriage counselors, she told the court that she would not manage to take care of their 3 month old […]

Black Thursdays Campaign – Amplifying The Movement For Women And Girls

Black Thursdays Campaign – Amplifying The Movement For Women And Girls

 Liberia’s Thursdays in Black campaign amplifies efforts to end gender-based violence Lutheran Bishop Seyenkulo sees “potential to change our world for the better” The launch of a Thursdays in Black campaign by the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL) recently was a public call for action against violence directed at women and girls, and an acknowledgment […]

New Approach To End FGM Bears Fruit

New Approach To End FGM Bears Fruit

A NEW approach to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania is now bearing fruit in areas the practice is still practised. The approach involves engaging traditional circumcisers and clan heads, who are influential in fighting against the practice. Speaking on the new approach, Assistant Director of the Family Unit at the Ministry of Health, […]

Gender Based Violence Girl Talk – The Talk On Social Media

Gender Based Violence Girl Talk – The Talk On Social Media

In a heated social media discussion, young women stressed the need for more education to be mainstreamed on Gender-Based Violence as they are the greater constituency affected by the ‘pandemic.’ This was highlighted during a GBV Girl Talk that was facilitated by Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD), this morning. Today’s GBV Girl Talk was […]

Sexual Harassment, Inequality,Unequal Pay, Our Women Still Struggle At Their Workplace

Sexual Harassment, Inequality,Unequal Pay, Our Women Still Struggle At Their Workplace

In light of an increase in incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) at the workplace the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare yesterday launched the 16 days of activism against the anti-social vice at the north-western town of Opuwo in the Kunene Region. The 16 days of activism campaign is being held under the theme, […]

A Law Isn’t Enough To Stop Domestic Violence

A Law Isn’t Enough To Stop Domestic Violence

Twenty years after the Domestic Violence Act was passed, intimate partner violence remains a serious problem in South Africa. Victims of domestic violence, the police and shelters face numerous challenges in responding to the crisis. The problem is aggravated by poor parliamentary oversight and difficulties in holding the police accountable for their shortcomings. It is […]

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has refuted allegations that government is politicising issues of gender-based violence. The allegation, the Ministry said in a statement, emanates from remarks made by the #TheTotalShutDown movement following a media briefing by the Minister in Port Elizabeth on Monday. Dlamini held a briefing on the sidelines […]

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 […]

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