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Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to violence. Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school. Learners who are victimised at school […]

Protests Break Out After Murder Of Kidnapped Woman In Kyrgyzstan

Protests Break Out After Murder Of Kidnapped Woman In Kyrgyzstan

 Hundreds of people rallied in front of Kyrgyzstan’s interior ministry on Thursday to demand the resignation of its leadership for what they called police inaction over the murder of a kidnapped woman. Aizada Kanatbekova, 27, was kidnapped on April 5 and found strangled in a car in a rural area two days later, together with […]

WARIF, Ford Foundation Train Stakeholders On Prevention of GBV

WARIF, Ford Foundation Train Stakeholders On Prevention of GBV

Women at Risk International Organisation (WARIF) in partnership with Ford Foundation is tackling gender-based violence in Nigeria with the community-based Gatekeepers Project. This includes training and awareness workshops for traditional birth attendants, law enforcement officers and religious leaders. Launched in 2017, the Gatekeepers project commenced with the training of 1000 Traditional Birth Attendants across 15 […]

Men Enlisted To Fight ‘Tradition’ Of Gender Violence In Cambodia

Men Enlisted To Fight ‘Tradition’ Of Gender Violence In Cambodia

 Dinner is late. The laundry isn’t done. The pickles aren’t sour enough. When it comes to reasons for a man to beat his wife, Rem Ran has heard it all. For most his 40 years, the construction worker saw domestic violence as “a normal part of life” in a nation where, until 2007, girls were […]

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 […]

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