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State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

The state has decided not to pursue legal action against any of the 23 protestors arrested during demonstrations last week in Cape Town against gender-based violence. A total of 23 protesters were arrested in Cape Town between 4 and 6 September during mass protests against gender-based violence. Eleven were arrested on 4 September for contravening […]

MPs In Kenya To Vote On Two-Thirds Gender Bill on Wednesday

MPs In Kenya To Vote On Two-Thirds Gender Bill on Wednesday

The National Assembly will on Wednesday take a vote on the elusive two-thirds gender bill. The bill seeks to bridge the gender disparity in parliament by providing for extra nomination slots for women. The Constitution says that no gender shall be more than two thirds both in elective and appointive positions in public service. Out […]

Ending Gender Violence, Key To Health And Well-Being

Ending Gender Violence, Key To Health And Well-Being

 Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and STIs, unwanted pregnancies […]