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7 Common Gender Myths and Misconception Promoting Gender Inequality Part 2

Contd From the Last Article. If you haven’t read it, click here: http://abovewhispers.com/2020/05/20/7-common-gender-myths-misconception-promoting-gender-inequality/   Myth 5: Sexual harassment is a women’s issue. Inappropriate, discomfiting behaviour can derail careers and drive women away from jobs they love. The widespread outcry against predatory men is a necessary corrective. We need to listen to the brave women who speak […]

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

A spate of murders of South African women in recent weeks, including a heavily pregnant woman stabbed and hanged from a tree, highlighted the need for tougher police action on violence against women, women’s rights groups said on Tuesday. Two weeks after South Africa ended a nine-week ban on alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa linked […]

Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown

Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown

The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South African media have pointed to the increased risk women in these relationships face under lockdown conditions. The fear is that they are trapped inside with their abusers, unable to leave, escape […]

Ministry of Gender Condemns Malawi Police Officers Over Sexual Exploitation

Ministry of Gender Condemns Malawi Police Officers Over Sexual Exploitation

The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare on Thursday issued a statement to condemn allegations by rights groups that Malawi police officers raped women, defiled girls and tortured them during demonstrations in Lilongwe over presidential election results. Riots broke out last week at Nsundwe- a trading outpost west of the capital Lilongwe – […]

OXFAM Rwanda Intensifies Efforts In Fighting Sexual and Gender Based Violence

OXFAM Rwanda Intensifies Efforts In Fighting Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Considering that more victims of sexual and gender-based violence continue to be experienced, OXFAM in Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda Interfaith Council on Health (RICH) and Ruhango District has intensified campaigns against the vices. In a campaign that took place in Ruhango district on Thursday, Eugene Ingabire Gender Justice Technical Advisor at OXFAM in Rwanda […]

Civil Society Groups To Shutdown Sandton Against Gender-Based Violence, Femicide In South Africa

Civil Society Groups To Shutdown Sandton Against Gender-Based Violence, Femicide In South Africa

Civil society groups are expected to assemble in the early hours of Friday morning to peacefully march against sexual, gender-based violence and femicide. Members of the public from Alexandra, Pretoria, Soweto, Carletonville, Tembisa, the Vaal as well as universities across the province will join the protest to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange stating that “it will […]

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said: “Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. It is absolutely unacceptable that […]

Association Of Female Lawyers of Liberia Decries Wave of Violence

Association Of Female Lawyers of Liberia Decries Wave of Violence

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says it has observed, with great sadness, disdain and consternation, the rising trend of violence that is escalating, engulfing the country and affecting its entire citizenry. AFFELL is a duly accredited nonpartisan association with national and international recognition of its mandate for the protection and promotion of […]

Bolivia Declares Gender Killings A National Priority

Bolivia Declares Gender Killings A National Priority

Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides – the killing of a woman by a […]

The Story Corner : The Mad Senator

The Story Corner : The Mad Senator

    Ladies and gentlemen, the great people of this world… I welcome you again to the story corner. The kind of uprising we are seeing in the country through social media engagement and the active reports from people through the platforms of celebrities is a step forward in our country. There’s this CCTV footage […]

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