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Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money intended for a national program to combat violence against women has been misused, a top Mexican official said on Tuesday, confirming a media probe saying the funds were spent on key-rings and refrigerator magnets as promotional tokens for the campaign. Such use of funding intended for national, state and local governments to help support […]

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

AT a time the abuse of women and children reach crisis levels in the region and beyond, Malawi has come out as an exception. Breakthroughs follow high levels of prosecution and justice for victims as well as the annulment of child marriages. The success stories in the northern Mzimba and central Ntchisi are the culmination […]

GBV Campaigns Must Speak To Perpetrators – Jackson Mthembu

GBV Campaigns Must Speak To Perpetrators – Jackson Mthembu

The focus of gender-based violence must speak to men, who are largely the perpetrators of the scourge, says Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. “By focusing on the victim, we inadvertently became accomplices by exonerating the perpetrators of violence and therefore became unintentionally complicit in the commitment of violence against women,” said Mthembu. The Minister […]

South Africans Demonstrate Against GBV In Times Square, NY

South Africans Demonstrate Against GBV In Times Square, NY

Hundreds of South Africans gathered in New York on Saturday in a show of solidarity against gender-based violence in South Africa. The silent demonstration saw about 200 South Africans from New Jersey, Maryland, California, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania gather in the heart of New York, Times Square, for a silent demonstration. The demonstrations were […]

Police Record 200 GBV Cases Per Month In Namibia

Police Record 200 GBV Cases Per Month In Namibia

The police Gender-based Violence Protection Unit in Windhoek gets more than 200 reports of cases under the Domestic Violence Act on a monthly basis. Speaking to Nampa on Monday, the unit’s commander, Hendrick Olivier, said in a month, the unit handles cases such as rape, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), assault […]

South African Government to Allocate $74 Million To Fight Gender Based Violence

South African Government to Allocate $74 Million To Fight Gender Based Violence

The government will reallocate R1.1bn in additional funding this financial year to dispel the “dark and heavy shadow” of gender-based violence that has been cast across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday. He was addressing members of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces after he called for an extraordinary joint sitting […]

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Students Vow To Continue Shut Down

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Students Vow To Continue Shut Down

Students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say they will continue protesting until campuses are made safer. Several campuses were shut down this week following protests organised by female students. They are demanding that the university take action against gender-based violence and make campuses safer by installing more CCTV cameras. On Monday, CPUT cancelled […]

President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to discuss a new approach to combating violence against women. The President’s call for an extraordinary sitting comes in the wake of a surge of violence against women. “Referring to violence perpetrated against women in the last […]

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

An official of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) has said that the persistent nightmare facing women and girls is facilitated mostly by women themselves. This statement comes against a backdrop of increased advocacy and continued awareness of sexual gender based violence (SGBV), and discrimination against women. Emma L. Benson, MoL Director for HIV Workplace Project, […]

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

The state has decided not to pursue legal action against any of the 23 protestors arrested during demonstrations last week in Cape Town against gender-based violence. A total of 23 protesters were arrested in Cape Town between 4 and 6 September during mass protests against gender-based violence. Eleven were arrested on 4 September for contravening […]

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