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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, […]

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 […]

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