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Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

 In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire […]

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Sudan civil society activist Hassan Abdelati spoke to FRED OLUOCH on the situation in their country, challenges and the way forward. President Omar al-Bashir is gone but the people who were the power behind him for the past 30 years still hold positions of influence. What are the protesters planning to do about this? The objectives of […]

FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not To ‘Die in Silence’

FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not To ‘Die in Silence’

As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), as it was normal for girls. But she was shocked to learn about reconstructive surgery for FGM at a 2013 screening in West Africa of her award-winning documentary “The Cut” – […]

Combating Taboos Associated With Menstrual Hygiene

Combating Taboos Associated With Menstrual Hygiene

May 28, is world Menstrual Hygiene Day, it is dedicated to raising awareness and combating taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their full potential. Half of the world’s population by virtue of being female will at some point in their reproductive life have periods. It’s a […]

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

There were 430 cases of rape reported in Swaziland / eSwatini over seven months, new figures reveal. They were among 2,900 cases brought under the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act (SODV) that came into force in 2018. A total of 2,068 cases of domestic violence were also recorded, a workshop for members of parliament […]

Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

Coding is not for the future; it is part of the present. Arming children with knowledge and an understanding of coding is equipping them for everyday life. We consider the reasons for teaching children to code and take a look at such institutions as Nigeria’s 9jacodekids Academy that are doing exactly that. We live in […]

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

The nation has been called upon to work collectively to ensure that cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) including violence against children are wiped out of the society. Speaking at the launch of the National Relationship Study report in Artesia on May 14, First Lady Neo Masisi said she was particularly concerned about the welfare […]

Soldier Dismissed, Paraded For Raping Girl In Front Of Parents

Soldier Dismissed, Paraded For Raping Girl In Front Of Parents

Police in Yobe has put on a parade a solider who raped his victim in front of her parents in Buni Yadi. Private Akhigbe Tijjani, attached to 27 Taskforce Brigade was on a cordon-and-search operation when he entered a girl’s home and raped her in front of her family. Police spokesman ASP Abdulmalik Abdulhafiz said […]

Children And Women Raped, Abused In Prison

Children And Women Raped, Abused In Prison

r food, soap, basic necessities and the promise of freedom An Amnesty International investigation has exposed sexual violence against children and women by security agents and inmates at two high-security prison facilities in Borno State, Nigeria. The harrowing violations took place at Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison and Giwa Barracks where thousands of civilians, including scores […]

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

There is no excuse for continuing to fail those who have already been victimized – as well as those who continue to be at risk of – devastating levels of sexual violence in conflict The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

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