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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 […]

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 […]

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