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Gender Ministry Commits To Solving Girls Issues In Liberia

Gender Ministry Commits To Solving Girls Issues In Liberia

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening efforts and strategies aimed at accelerating programs intended to address constraints being faced by promising and enterprising Liberian girls and boys. Speaking at programs marking the observance of the 7th International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, Gender Minister […]

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa – Crime Statistics

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa  – Crime Statistics

The latest crime statistics show a slight – very slight – increase in reported sexual offences. What do we need to see in order to begin addressing gender-based violence in South Africa? On Tuesday, the South African Police Service briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police on crime statistics and showed a 0.9% increase in […]

Mozambican Government Approves Plan Against Gender Based Violence

Mozambican Government Approves Plan Against Gender Based Violence

 The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the National Plan for Preventing and Combatting Gender Based Violence, Speaking to reporters at the end of the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet), the government spokesperson, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ana Comoana, said the plan will run from 218 to 2021 and is […]

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men must not let other men get away with being abusive, and should call each other out on it instead, said one of the men participating in a planned march in Khayelitsha, Cape on Monday. “We seem to think that it [an abuser] is just a monster from this alternate universe, but it is men […]

Deputy Gender Minister Frowns On Violence Against Women

Deputy Gender Minister Frowns On Violence Against Women

Deputy Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Alice Johnson-Howard has frowned at the marginalization of women in Liberia. This according to Madam Johnson-Howard contributes largely to their venerability and crimes against them. She said women are the most marginalized in various sectors of Liberia; adding; “This sometimes leads them to become vulnerable to crimes and […]

Illiteracy Prevents Women From Enjoying Their Rights – Isaura Nyusi

Illiteracy Prevents Women From Enjoying Their Rights – Isaura Nyusi

 Mozambique’s First Lady, Isaura Nyusi, declared on Tuesday that illiteracy remains an obstacle preventing women from the full enjoyment of their rights. Speaking at a meeting with residents of the town of Muecate, in the northern province of Nampula, where she is on a four day visit, she said this was why the government lays […]

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

 The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. […]

Tackling Gender Based Violence – We Are Far From Getting This Menace Settled

Tackling Gender Based Violence – We Are Far From Getting This Menace Settled

 Three women became the latest statistics in gender-based violence last week. One man attacked a friend of his girlfriend with a machete, slashing her hands and thighs, before he proceeded to knock down his girlfriend leaving her unconscious. The third woman was raped and then had her throat sliced by a male friend, who had […]

Noria Mbasa The Woman Whose Sculptures Tackle Gender Violence

Noria Mbasa The Woman Whose Sculptures Tackle Gender Violence

Venda-born Noria Mabasa’s latest artwork is a sculpture of a woman who is bending down. Her face reflects stress, disappointment, and a fear of facing the world – due to a lack of education. It is one of the pieces the 80-year-old artist keeps in her gallery at Tshino village, just outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo. […]

The Women Behind The Camera And The Sad Tales Of Sexual Harrassment

The Women Behind The Camera And The Sad Tales Of Sexual Harrassment

When David offered Mary a job on the set of a major feature film in 2016, it seemed like a golden opportunity. She’d moved to Vancouver the previous year to start her dream career and, at 28, found herself working 100 hours a week on various gigs across production sites. Now, David, in his 40s, […]

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