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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 […]

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 […]

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