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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 […]

Gender Ministry Commits To Solving Girls Issues In Liberia

Gender Ministry Commits To Solving Girls Issues In Liberia

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening efforts and strategies aimed at accelerating programs intended to address constraints being faced by promising and enterprising Liberian girls and boys. Speaking at programs marking the observance of the 7th International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, Gender Minister […]

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa – Crime Statistics

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa  – Crime Statistics

The latest crime statistics show a slight – very slight – increase in reported sexual offences. What do we need to see in order to begin addressing gender-based violence in South Africa? On Tuesday, the South African Police Service briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police on crime statistics and showed a 0.9% increase in […]

Mozambican Government Approves Plan Against Gender Based Violence

Mozambican Government Approves Plan Against Gender Based Violence

 The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the National Plan for Preventing and Combatting Gender Based Violence, Speaking to reporters at the end of the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet), the government spokesperson, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ana Comoana, said the plan will run from 218 to 2021 and is […]

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men must not let other men get away with being abusive, and should call each other out on it instead, said one of the men participating in a planned march in Khayelitsha, Cape on Monday. “We seem to think that it [an abuser] is just a monster from this alternate universe, but it is men […]

Deputy Gender Minister Frowns On Violence Against Women

Deputy Gender Minister Frowns On Violence Against Women

Deputy Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Alice Johnson-Howard has frowned at the marginalization of women in Liberia. This according to Madam Johnson-Howard contributes largely to their venerability and crimes against them. She said women are the most marginalized in various sectors of Liberia; adding; “This sometimes leads them to become vulnerable to crimes and […]