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WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

Kenya Cabinet Approves Inter-Agency Program On Gender-Based Violence During COVID

Kenya Cabinet Approves Inter-Agency Program On Gender-Based Violence During COVID

The government will roll out an Inter-Agency Programme to prevent Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is after Cabinet gave its approval noting that there had been a marked uptick in undesirable social challenges, including domestic violence, GBV and violations of the rights of children. State House said the Cabinet, led by President Uhuru […]

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

The South African government and its partners will make good on its promise to protect the country’s women and children against gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed. To demonstrate this commitment, the government recently set the wheels in motion to tighten perceived legislative loopholes. Apart from the R1.6 billion Emergency Response Action Plan to […]

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

At the request of the women of the Republic of Mali, who have expressed the desire to be supported in their initiatives to end the crisis facing the country, a virtual high-level consultation was convened, bringing together fifty-nine (59) women leaders from Mali representing different socio-political backgrounds, and the representatives of the Economic Community of […]

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

The Nigerian government has been urged to domesticate all international and regional legal frameworks that promote Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (WSRH&R). This was one of the outcomes of a three-day workshop for journalists on the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and its implications on women’s health. In a communique issued Friday at the end […]

France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden nI Monrovia On the Importance of Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden nI Monrovia On the Importance of Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of its Member States resident in Liberia – Germany, France, Ireland and Sweden – issued the following statement: The EU shares the deep concern expressed by the Government and people of Liberia regarding the alarming rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country. The EU takes […]

SA Records Drop In Gender-Based Violence

SA Records Drop In Gender-Based Violence

South Africa’s initial COVID-19 lockdown saw gender-based violence and sexual crimes dramatically decrease during levels 5 and 4. Sexual offences crimes decreased between April and June, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. Releasing the inaugural first quarter crime statistics, Cele said between April and June, sexual offences decreased by 39.7%. These related to crimes […]

Rape Survivor Fights Sexual Violence With Awareness Campaign

Rape Survivor Fights Sexual Violence With Awareness Campaign

A Botswana singer and activist who was raped three years ago launched a campaign on Friday to fight high rates of sexual violence in the country, saying the rape of her younger sister last month had spurred her to act. Refilwe Mooki, 23, who still suffers post-traumatic stress as a result of her attack, said […]

Domestic Violence Cases Decrease In Cuanza Sul

Domestic Violence Cases Decrease In Cuanza Sul

The central Cuanza Sul province registered a total of 136 cases of domestic violence in the last six months, less 30 in relation to the same period in 2019, the provincial director of the Department of the Social Action Family and Gender Equality, Maria da Conceição Neto, told ANGOP on Tuesday. In the meantime, the […]

Economic Vulnerabilities Push Up GBV In Zimbabwe

Economic Vulnerabilities Push Up GBV In Zimbabwe

As the global COVID 19 pandemic takes its toll on Africa and countries beyond, the virus has brought with it more socio-economic challenges whose effects will be felt now and in the long term. COVID 19’s differential impact on women and men social and psychological state can never be ignored. The government of Zimbabwe took […]

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