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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 […]

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

The First Ladies First party (#FLFParty), a brainchild of South-African based Namibian rapper, Taylor Jaye, is headed to her home country after being hosted with a stellar line-up during August, women’s month in South Africa. Featuring an all-star female line-up of Shekinah, Nadia Nakai, Moonchild and Taylor Jaye herself, the #FLFParty is an initiative dedicated […]

Women’s Action For Development Urged Private Sectors To Fund Gender Based Violence Programmes

Women’s Action For Development Urged Private Sectors To Fund Gender Based Violence Programmes

Women’s Action for Development has called on the private sector to invest in initiatives aimed at reducing gender-based violence and violence against children in the country. In an interview with New Era yesterday the executive director of WAD, Salatiel Shinedima, said it is time the private sector chips in to intensify funding for GBV-related programmes. […]

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

Recently, various Kenyan outlets have run stories that are dis-empowering to women and girls. After a man raped a female student, one newspaper reported the rape as ‘stranger than fiction’ because two other girls that had been assaulted did not scream or raise an alarm. Another story focused on how male teachers are afraid of […]

Anti GBV Campaign Heats Up In Dar es Salaam Market Places

Anti GBV Campaign Heats Up In Dar es Salaam Market Places

THE global champion for gender equality, UN Women, has promised to continue supporting Tanzania in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in market places after being satisfied with the progress of the just ended ‘Mpe- Riziki Si Matusi’ campaign in Dar es Salaam. ‘Mpe-Riziki Si Matusi’, campaign aims to eradicate all types of GBV and […]

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