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Botswana Creates Specialised GBV Courts

Botswana Creates Specialised GBV Courts

 One of the lessons learnt from the three-month sojourn in Molepolole by the specialised gender-based violence (GBV) courts is that the scourge can be adequately addressed through a permanent rather than ad hoc arrangement. ‘ The plan is that the establishment of the specialised courts should follow the numbers with the roll-out informed by the […]

After Harassment Complaints, BlackRock Vows To Strengthen Training

After Harassment Complaints, BlackRock Vows To Strengthen Training

BlackRock Inc will beef up its process to investigate workers’ concerns and expand training after former employees shared accounts on social media of racial and sexual harassment. Manish Mehta, BlackRock’s global head of human resources, outlined the changes in a note sent firmwide on Thursday and shared by a company spokesman on Friday. Mehta wrote […]

Sex Education In Schools

Sex Education In Schools

Growing up, the closest most of us came to learning anything that looked like sex education in school was reproductive system in biology class. It took that long, meaning we had to have been in secondary school before we fully understood anything about the human reproductive system and even then, it was all rigid, some […]

Australia Promises Quick, Independent Probe After Third Rape Accusation

Australia Promises Quick, Independent Probe After Third Rape Accusation

 Australia will quickly deliver the result of a planned independent inquiry into parliament’s workplace culture, the government said on Monday, as pressure grows after a newspaper published a third accusation of rape. Two female employees of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal party said last week they had been raped by the same man in 2019 […]

Indian Man Accused Of Slashing Pregnant Wife’s Stomach ‘To Check Gender’

Indian Man Accused Of Slashing Pregnant Wife’s Stomach ‘To Check Gender’

A man has been arrested in northern India after slashing his pregnant wife’s stomach with a sickle, leaving her critically ill and causing the death of their unborn baby boy, police and her relatives said. The woman was in intensive care in a hospital in the capital, New Delhi, said police in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh […]

France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden nI Monrovia On the Importance of Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden nI Monrovia On the Importance of Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of its Member States resident in Liberia – Germany, France, Ireland and Sweden – issued the following statement: The EU shares the deep concern expressed by the Government and people of Liberia regarding the alarming rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country. The EU takes […]

Colombia Investigates Reported Rape Of Indigenous Girl, Sparks Condemnation

Colombia Investigates Reported Rape Of Indigenous Girl, Sparks Condemnation

Colombian authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating the reported rape of a 12-year-old indigenous girl by soldiers, spurring calls from tribal leaders to address violence against their communities they say is invisible and often ignored. The girl from Colombia’s Embera Chami tribe disappeared from her community reserve in northern Colombia on Sunday and was […]

Government Depts Must Be Gender Sensitive

Government Depts Must Be Gender Sensitive

The Acting Director-General of Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Phumla Williams, has called for government departments to be performance audited when it comes to women empowerment and gender-sensitive responsiveness. “If we are to make progress, we must make it compulsory for departments to have gender-focused budgeting,” said Williams on Thursday. Williams was speaking at […]

Changing The Gender Game Begins With You

STEM employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. This isn’t news, but the numbers bear repeating: According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s 2015 By the Numbers report, women hold just 26% of all U.S. technology jobs, 19% of all U.S. software developer positions, and just 6% of U.S. technology leadership […]

Age Privilege In The African Feminist Movement

Age Privilege In The African Feminist Movement

Deference for our elders is culturally ingrained in us as a sign of deep respect for those who are older or have status in our communities. This young African feminist questions whether this trait is harmful to the movements that women have built up over so many difficult years. I grew up the youngest in […]

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