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Gender Violence Takes Centre-Stage In New Spanish Opera

Gender Violence Takes Centre-Stage In New Spanish Opera

The death of a woman at the hands of her former lover is played out repeatedly in a dark new take on a classic opera in Madrid that seeks to leave audiences questioning their own attitudes to gender violence. In “Marie”, award-winning Spanish playwright Lola Blasco recasts an unfinished 19th-century story that inspired the avant-garde […]

Botswana Sets Up Gender Violence Courts To Tackle Pandemic Backlog

Botswana Sets Up Gender Violence Courts To Tackle Pandemic Backlog

Botswana will launch 25 gender violence courts this week following a rise in cases during the coronavirus pandemic – a measure women’s campaigners hope will bring swifter justice to victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The government of the southern African country moved to establish the courts after women’s rights advocates warned that lockdown curbs […]

New UNFPA Ambassador Isha Sesay Takes Virtual Global Tour As She Plans To Fight Gender-Based Violence

New UNFPA Ambassador Isha Sesay Takes Virtual Global Tour As She Plans To Fight Gender-Based Violence

Former CNN correspondent Isha Sesay planned to begin her new role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with a visit to Nigeria and Haiti – canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the British journalist and author listened remotely to stories from women and girls, from midwives to abuse survivors, […]

Dancers And Actors Stand Together Against Gender Violence

Dancers And Actors Stand Together Against Gender Violence

The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) with the support from the German Embassy to Namibia will launch their new clip ‘the Moirai’ on all their social media platforms on 28 October aiming to create social awareness using the arts. Dr Talavera, who directed and choreographed the piece said ‘the Moirai’ is a piece they created years […]

Violent Sexual Offenders To Face Stiffer Punishment

Violent Sexual Offenders To Face Stiffer Punishment

Violent sexual offenders will face more time behind bars once the Sexual Offenders Bill becomes law, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Lemogang Kwape. He was responding to Letlhakane East residents’ complaints that even though they lived in fear due to escalating sexual crime incidents, offenders always got lenient sentences. Dr Kwape, […]

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

 Mahalapye East legislator Mr Yandani Boko has called for the establishment of special courts to deal with cases related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Contributing to the ongoing debate on the approval of the mid-term review of the NDP11, Mr Boko said those who were experiencing gender violence were deprived of a dignified life. He said […]

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Tiffany’s ex-boyfriend hit her almost every day, but once, he beat her so badly he damaged her eyesight. Eventually, the 20-year-old Jamaican hairdresser went to the police – she only wishes more help had been available at the time. As Jamaicans head to the polls on Thursday, thousands of domestic violence victims hope the next […]

Women Challenged To Take Lead In Ending Gender Discrimination

Women Challenged To Take Lead In Ending Gender Discrimination

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Dedza Diocese has urged women to actively participate in efforts that are destined to end gender discrimination in the society. Speaking at Bembeke at the end of a two-day training session for Catholic Women and Men’s Organisations on Friday, Dedza Social Development Diocesan Chairperson, Father Paul Kumkumbira […]

7 Common Gender Myths and Misconception Promoting Gender Inequality Part 2

Contd From the Last Article. If you haven’t read it, click here: http://abovewhispers.com/2020/05/20/7-common-gender-myths-misconception-promoting-gender-inequality/   Myth 5: Sexual harassment is a women’s issue. Inappropriate, discomfiting behaviour can derail careers and drive women away from jobs they love. The widespread outcry against predatory men is a necessary corrective. We need to listen to the brave women who speak […]

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

A spate of murders of South African women in recent weeks, including a heavily pregnant woman stabbed and hanged from a tree, highlighted the need for tougher police action on violence against women, women’s rights groups said on Tuesday. Two weeks after South Africa ended a nine-week ban on alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa linked […]

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