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Gender Violence Is a Crisis – Ramaphosa,

Gender Violence Is a Crisis – Ramaphosa,

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the brutal reality of gender-based violence on Thursday as he pledged to tackle the scourge. It’s time to stop talking and start acting, said civil society groups. Earlier in March 2019, Rakgadi Mohlahlane attended a workshop on gender-based violence (GBV) with prosecutors, police officers, civil society members and healthcare workers in […]

President Hage Geingob Calls People To Rally Against Gender Based Violence

President Hage Geingob Calls People To Rally Against Gender Based Violence

Although there has been progress in achieving gender equality, the country needs to do more against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), President Hage Geingob determines. The President said in the observance of International Women’s Day on Friday. GBV is generally accepted as one of the most urgent issues facing Namibian society and policymakers. It has been long […]

Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Concerted Efforts In Ending Gender Violence

Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Concerted Efforts In Ending Gender Violence

UNION Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Wednesday said that despite incorporating gender equality in the constitution, violence against women has been a grave reality in the lives of many women in the country who are estimated to be 51 per cent of the total population. In her speech at the opening of the 9th […]

Mistrust Courts : Sierra Leonean Women Don’t Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

Mistrust Courts : Sierra Leonean Women Don’t Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

Sierra Leone has a long history of sexual and gender based violence, dating back to the colonial era and stretching into the years of independence which began in 1961. The country’s civil war, which raged between 1991 and 2002, brought international attention to the high levels of violence against women. In this way, Sierra Leone is similar to many […]

Ugandan Star Fights Gender Violence, Poor Hygiene In Bidi Camp

Ugandan Star Fights Gender Violence, Poor Hygiene In Bidi Camp

Local hip-hop star, GNL Zamba, in his Ensi Bwekuba Blow says “when the world gives you a blow, reiterate with a punch. You should never accept a single mess to pull you down forever”. These lyrics perhaps match, Joyce Gaba Awula, a 19 year old South Sudanese refugee giving hope to her fellow refugees at […]

Beaten, Thrown Out, Property Taken Away, Accused Of Killing Her Husband

Beaten, Thrown Out, Property Taken Away, Accused Of Killing Her Husband

Her in-laws claimed she had used witchcraft to kill her husband, and seized the small house where she lived with her two children in the Zimbabwean capital Harare. “I was accused of bewitching my husband. I am not a witch and I did not kill my husband. It was a terrible experience because everything happened […]

Defeating Gender-Based Violence Requires Collective Approach – Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Defeating Gender-Based Violence Requires Collective Approach –  Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says defeating the high levels of gender-based violence in the country requires all South Africans to roll up their sleeves. The Minister said this when she led a debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children in the National Assembly on Thursday. The […]

Gender Based Violence Interferes With Development Process

Gender Based Violence Interferes With Development Process

GENDER Based Violence (GBV), is any act or threat of harm inflicted on a person because of their gender. GBV results from gender norms, social and economic inequities that give privilege to men over women. Therefore women are primarily affected. GBV is a social problem. A certain issue is marked a social problem when there […]

‘Abominable Acts Of Violence Against Women Must Cease’

‘Abominable Acts Of Violence Against Women Must Cease’

Today, around the world an annual call is renewed to end the horrific reality of violence against women. It is unacceptable, not least in the 21st century that women and girls in every corner of the globe continue to face the prospect of violence. Among the chilling range of violence committed against them are sexual […]

‘Liberia’s Commitment To Gender Parity Remains Unwavering’- Ambassador Kemaya

‘Liberia’s Commitment To Gender Parity Remains Unwavering’- Ambassador Kemaya

Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations says the country remains unwavering in its practical commitment to achieving gender parity and upholding women’s rights, a dispatch from the mission in New York has said. The debate held on the theme, “Promoting the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda […]

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