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SA Urged To Take A Stand Against Abuse

SA Urged To Take A Stand Against Abuse

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has called on South Africans to take a stand and rebuke people in their circles who continue to abuse women and children. “The perpetrators of abuse are people who live among us. We know them and sometimes protect them. We must do better,” Mthembu said on Monday. Last week, […]

World Leaders Converge In Nairobi For Maternal Death Solutions By 2030 Amid Protests

World Leaders Converge In Nairobi For Maternal Death Solutions By 2030 Amid Protests

World leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations, young people, business leaders and community groups today began unveiling their commitments to end preventable maternal death, meet all women’s demand for family planning, and stop violence against women and girls by 2030. The commitments are being made during the three-day Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, taking place 25 years […]

GBV Cases On the Increase In Tanzania

GBV Cases On the Increase In Tanzania

AT least 14,419 cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) experienced by children were reported to the Police Gender Desk in 2018 which is an increase of 1,034 cases from 13,457 cases reported in 2017. Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, made the disclosure here yesterday, pointing out that the increase […]

GBV Committee Recommends Interventions In South Africa

GBV Committee Recommends Interventions In South Africa

The Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has recommended a raft of emergency response interventions to the country’s gender-based violence and femicide crisis. The committee comprises a range of government departments and entities, civil society organisations focused on GBVF, research institutions, development agencies and other organisations. The committee said it had met […]

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 […]

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