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UK Urged To Make Strangulation A Crime Under Domestic Abuse Bill

UK Urged To Make Strangulation A Crime Under Domestic Abuse Bill

British lawmakers said on Tuesday women’s lives could be saved if non-fatal strangulation was recognised as a specific offence, amid renewed fears of domestic violence under a new lockdown. Debate on the Domestic Abuse Bill in the upper parliamentary chamber, the House of Lords, coincided with the first day of a third lockdown, which will […]

Swaziland Police Violence As They Break Up Gatherings During Coronavirus Crackdown

Swaziland Police Violence As They Break Up Gatherings During Coronavirus Crackdown

Police in Swaziland (eSwatini) used whips, batons and teargas to break up groups of revellers who had gathered together breaking new stricter coronavirus regulations. Police in the capital city Mbabane and the industrial town of Matsapha were reportedly patrolling streets on the lookout for people breaking the rules introduced on Friday (18 December 2020.) They […]

Denmark Strengthens Rape Laws, Outlaws Sex Without Explicit Consent

Denmark Strengthens Rape Laws, Outlaws Sex Without Explicit Consent

Denmark strengthened its rape laws on Thursday by criminalising sex without explicit consent. The new law passed by parliament widened the circumstances that could constitute rape – under the old legislation, prosecutors had to show the rapist had used violence or attacked someone who was unable to resist. “Now it will be clear, that if […]

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Women activists in Kilifi have called upon the County government to abolish the Sh3,000 charged for P3 forms in cases of domestic violence. They said the amount is too high for vulnerable girls and women and that it has denied them justice, especially at this time when domestic violence cases are on the rise in […]

Celebs Call For More Women On UK’s Male-Dominated UN Climate Summit Team

Celebs Call For More Women On UK’s Male-Dominated UN Climate Summit Team

Actor Emma Watson and singer Ellie Goulding joined about 450 female politicians, academics and activists on Thursday to demand equal representation for women on Britain’s male dominated team hosting next year’s U.N. climate summit. In a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, they warned that the lack of women in COP26 leadership positions would […]

UK Sisters Call Time On Cat Calls And Wolf Whistling

UK Sisters Call Time On Cat Calls And Wolf Whistling

Maya Tutton was 12 when men started noticing her. Even her school uniform did not deter their explicit gestures or lewd comments – casual street harassment she learnt to endure. It wasn’t until her little sister Gemma started getting the same unwanted attention – at the age of 11 – that Tutton decided enough was […]

Malawi’s Bushiri Wanted For Rape

Malawi’s Bushiri Wanted For Rape

 South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority has issued three warrants of arrest against Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church founder Shepherd Bushiri for rape. This comes after the self-proclaimed prophet and his wife Mary, fled the country in violation of their bail conditions claiming that their lives were in danger. South African authorities however say this was done to […]

MP Vows To Shoot Down BBI Over Gender Representation

MP Vows To Shoot Down BBI Over Gender Representation

The radical proposal to abolish 47 Woman Representatives through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has drawn the wrath of women leaders. Narok Women Representative Soipan Kudate says women countrywide will launch a ‘No’ campaign if BBI scraps gains women have made this far. She said they will mobilise women to reject the report in totality […]

Malawian Protesters Demand Tougher Penalties For Rape

Malawian Protesters Demand Tougher Penalties For Rape

 Public concern about sexual abuse and harassment has grown in Malawi following accusations involving public broadcaster Hundreds of Malawians took to the streets on Monday to demand tougher rape penalties following months of protests over sexual abuse in the country, including a high-profile case involving the head of the public broadcaster. The demonstrators presented a […]

6 Nigerians Convicted in UAE Over ‘Boko Haram Funding’

6 Nigerians Convicted in UAE Over ‘Boko Haram Funding’

Six Nigerians have been convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over alleged funding of Boko Haram, investigations by Daily Trust reveals. Two of the convicts, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment while the remaining four, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado […]

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