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Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Community members from Makoni have singled out early child marriages in Makoni as the major driver of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This came out during a Women Rights and GBV reporting training conducted by Heal Zimbabwe on 17 September 2020. The training was attended by 32 women drawn from ward 32 Headlands, in Makoni District, Ward […]

15 Nigerian Women Trafficked To Lebanon Return To Osun

15 Nigerian Women Trafficked To Lebanon Return To Osun

Amidst wild expressions of sorrow, the Osun State Government on Wednesday received 15 women who returned from Lebanon where they had been trafficked and stranded for months. The returnees were welcomed at the state government secretariat, Abere in Osogbo, Osun capital on Wednesday, by the state’s Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo, […]

On India’s COVID-19 Frontline, Female Health Workers Push For Fair Pay

On India’s COVID-19 Frontline, Female Health Workers Push For Fair Pay

Rushing from one home to another in a village in western India, health worker Ashwini Mhaske cannot afford to take a breather. Working to keep COVID-19 at bay while caring for mothers and babies, Mhaske races between households to meet job targets and earn bonuses for an average monthly wage of 4,000 rupees ($54) that […]

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

 It has emerged that the Kenya Human Rights Commission in collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) from Tanzania, East and Southern Africa region will monitor Tanzania’s October general election mostly virtually. The team monitoring the elections includes prominent judges from Kenya and Uganda who have formed the Tanzanian Election Watch panel. It is an alternative […]

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

”When we lose our fear, they lose their power!’ The confrontation was caught on film. As three armed policemen try to pull Wanjira Wanjiru away, she clings to the wing-mirror of a parked car and refuses to move. “Don’t touch me!” she yells. “Why are you arresting me?” “Why are you protesting?” one of the […]

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

The Nigerian government has been urged to domesticate all international and regional legal frameworks that promote Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (WSRH&R). This was one of the outcomes of a three-day workshop for journalists on the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and its implications on women’s health. In a communique issued Friday at the end […]

UN Rights Investigator Calls On S.Arabia To Free Women Activists

UN Rights Investigator Calls On S.Arabia To Free Women Activists

An investigator for the U.N. Human Rights Council urged member states on Thursday to pressure Saudi Arabia to free women activists before a G20 nations summit which Riyadh will be hosting in November. At least a dozen prominent women’s rights activists were arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2018 as it lifted a ban on women […]

Root Causes Of South Sudan’s Conflict Untouched

Root Causes Of South Sudan’s Conflict Untouched

Since civil war broke out in December 2013 in the young state of South Sudan, the country has made 12 peace agreements. None of which have brought sustainable peace. The parties continue to battle over control of resources, mostly oil. As a result of this continuing conflict, about 7.5 million people need humanitarian aid. Three United Nations agencies have warned an […]

South-East Records Highest Sexual, Gender-Based Violence

South-East Records Highest Sexual, Gender-Based Violence

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday said it has received over 113 cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) within the six geo-political zones with South-east having the highest record. Besides, the commission said it’s working on a recommendation to the federal government through the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as part of his request […]

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation – Survivor

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation – Survivor

Female genital mutilation (FGM) will not end unless women are lifted out of poverty and donors stop wasting money on ineffective aid programmes, said a prominent Gambian activist. Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of child marriage and FGM, an ancient ritual which involves the total or partial removal of the external genitalia. An estimated 200 […]

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