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Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has called for intensified efforts in fighting gender violence which also violates human rights. Kagera Regional PCCB Chief, Mr John Joseph explained that gender violence incidents were on the increase but the victims do not report them to relevant authorities for necessary action. “PCCB cannot work alone. […]

South-East Records Highest Sexual, Gender-Based Violence

South-East Records Highest Sexual, Gender-Based Violence

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday said it has received over 113 cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) within the six geo-political zones with South-east having the highest record. Besides, the commission said it’s working on a recommendation to the federal government through the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as part of his request […]

Political Foes Join Hands To Provide Shelter To Victims Of Gender-Based Violence In South Africa

Political Foes Join Hands To Provide Shelter To Victims Of Gender-Based Violence In South Africa

They might be from different political parties that have contrasting ideologies, but on gender-based violence, they all agree – it is an issue that cannot be politicised. Public Works Minister Patricia De Lille, who is also the leader of GOOD, her social development counterpart, Lindiwe Zulu, a staunch ANC member, and the DA’s Sharna Fernandez, […]

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence in Malawi

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence in Malawi

Women rallied to protest against widespread rape and sexual abuse as they marked the global ‘She Decides Day’ Dozens of women took to the streets of Malawi’s capital on Monday to protest against sexual violence after a series of alleged police assaults on women last year. About 90 protesters, most of them women, marched through […]

R15 Million Set Aside For GBV Council

R15 Million Set Aside For GBV Council

National Treasury will over the next three years allocate an additional R15 million for the establishment of a National Council to combat gender-based violence and femicide. “Its budget will increase to R853 million in 2022/23, with a focus on strengthening interventions for women’s economic empowerment; promoting the rights of people with disabilities; and supporting youth […]

Chinhoyi Women March Against GBV

Chinhoyi Women March Against GBV

Hundreds of women in Chinhoyi recently used Valentine’s Day to march against gender-based violence. The women, in conjunction with Women’s Coalition in Zimbabwe, braved the rains to march around Chinhoyi to raise awareness against gender-based violence. Chairperson of the Mashonaland West chapter of Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, Key Mufengi-Ncube, said there was nothing to celebrate […]

Gender-Based Violence Impacts Both Victims and the Country, Says PM

Gender-Based Violence Impacts Both Victims and the Country, Says PM

The priority of Government is to ensure the protection of one and all and the issue of gender-based violence has an impact not only on victims, families and children but also on the country in terms of productivity and costs to the economy. The Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister […]

18-Year-Old Woman Rescued From Circumcisers In Meru

18-Year-Old Woman Rescued From Circumcisers In Meru

An 18-year-old woman from Kautine in Igembe North was on Saturday rescued from forced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The incident comes amid rising concern over rampant cases of FGM in Igembe North despite an intensified crackdown on the vice. Speaking to journalists at Laare Police Station, the woman said she escaped narrowly from her three […]

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 […]

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