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The Best Instrument Against Gender Inequality Is Our Voice’ – Mz Menneh

The Best Instrument Against Gender Inequality Is Our Voice’ – Mz Menneh

Neo-Traditional singer, Mz Menneh has called on women in the Liberian music industry to speak out against gender inequality in the music industry, which has led to them being underrepresented and undervalued. The ‘Zomo’ crooner added that if women in the industry continue to remain silent, the fight to and gender inequality will not be […]

NIPO Advances Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

NIPO Advances Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

A local prodemocracy group promoting the rights of women and girls in Liberia is sparing no efforts in advancing gender equality and women empowerment in Sinoe County, southeastern Liberia. Under sponsorship from Oxfam and Impunity Watch, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO) recently coordinated the celebration of the 16 Days of Activism and completed […]

Malawi Gets U.S.$259,000 Britain Funding To Fight Abuse Of Women And Girls

Malawi Gets U.S.$259,000 Britain Funding To Fight Abuse Of Women And Girls

Malawi has received a boost in addressing the increased cases of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) with financial assistance from the British government through the Department for International Development (DFID) with a maximum of £19 million (MK18,679,961,152). Head of DFID in Malawi Jen Marshall said in a statement seen by Nyasa Times on Friday that […]

Social Media Is The Latest Tool Against Gender Violence

Social Media Is The Latest Tool Against Gender Violence

Amadi Onyekachi says she was sexually assaulted by a Nigerian police officer in mid-October. Initially, she felt she would never get justice because there was “no way” she would report the incident to local police. Instead Onyekachi took to Instagram to express her thoughts and went to bed, albeit tired and traumatized. While she slept, […]

Over 40 NGOs Team Up In War Against GBV

Over 40 NGOs Team Up In War Against GBV

OVER 40 non-governmental organisations have teamed up to fight gender violence in the Dar es Salaam markets places, all aimed at increasing productivity within the informal sector. The move was in support of the NGO Equality for Growth (EfG), whose GBV operations were confined within Temeke Stereo, Tabata, Musilimu, Kisutu and Ferry markets in Ilala […]

The Aftermath Of Violence Falls On Women

The Aftermath Of Violence Falls On Women

 Sixty-seven per cent of women in Botswana have experienced some form of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their lifetime, including partner and non-partner violence, National Assembly deputy speaker, Mr Kagiso Molatlhegi has said. Delivering a keynote address at the launch of the Botswana parliament’s HeforShe solidarity campaign on November 27, Mr Molatlhegi said GBV was […]

Gender Based Violence On The Rise In Malawi

Gender Based Violence On The Rise In Malawi

 Cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are said to be on the increase in Machinga with cases of defilement topping high. Chairperson for Machinga Police Women Network, Sergeant Brandina Kaunda, revealed this Wednesday at Machinga Community ground during the GBV sensitization meeting. The sensitization meeting marked the launch of 16 days of Activism that runs […]

Online GBV Monitoring Comes To Kilimanjaro

Online GBV Monitoring Comes To Kilimanjaro

KILIMANJARO Women Information Exchange and Community Organisation (KWIECO) here plans introducing an online monitoring database system for gender based violence statistics. This was revealed by KWIECO Managing Director Elizabeth Minde, during the Kilimanjaro Regional version launch of the National Action Plan to End Gender Based Violence Against Women and Children (NAP-GBVWC 2016-2022) which was held […]

Gender-Based Violence In Uganda Could Be Cultural

Gender-Based Violence In Uganda Could Be Cultural

The 1995 Constitution of Uganda reinforces the principles of equality and prohibits discrimination of all forms, including those based on sex, among others. It also protects the rights of women and mandating the State to accord women full and equal dignity of the person with men. It also provides a very strong platform for gender […]

Hike In Gender Based Violence In Liberia

Hike In Gender Based Violence In Liberia

Gender base violence against women is said to be on the increase in Totoquelleh, Gbarpolu County. Acts perpetrated against women in the town remain a serious concern to the Assistant Town Chief and elders. Totoquelleh is the home town of the incumbent representative Alfred G. Koiwood. According to the Assistant Town Chief, Gbolu Koiwood, women […]

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