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Kenya Employers Face Fine Over Failure To Offer Breastfeeding Rooms

Kenya Employers Face  Fine Over Failure To Offer Breastfeeding Rooms

Employers and commercial building owners face a fine of up to Shs1 million (about UShs36 million) for failure to allocate breastfeeding spaces under a proposed law which seeks to give infants two-year protection. The Breastfeeding Mothers Bill of 2019 tabled in the National Assembly makes it compulsory for all persons who own, lease or rent […]

Anger Erupts In Spain As Five Men Acquitted Of Gang-Raping Teenager

Anger Erupts In Spain As Five Men Acquitted Of Gang-Raping Teenager

Women’s rights campaigners in Spain called for a change in the law on Friday after a court in Barcelona cleared five men of raping a 14-year-old girl and jailed them for the lesser charge of sexual abuse, ruling that they did not use violence. The men, who denied the charges, took turns to have sex […]

Argentina Seeks To Extradite Ex-Spy On Sexual Exploitation Charges

Argentina Seeks To Extradite Ex-Spy On Sexual Exploitation Charges

Argentina is seeking the extradition from Mexico of a former spy accused of running a criminal organization that sexually exploited women, a move one trafficking survivor said would be a “historic milestone” in the fight against the crime. Mexican authorities arrested Raul Martins earlier this month in the seaside city of Cancun following an extradition […]

Driver Faces Culpable Homicide Charges After 8 Soccer Players Killed in North West Accident

Driver Faces Culpable Homicide Charges After 8 Soccer Players Killed in North West Accident

A truck driver is expected to appear in court on Wednesday for allegedly causing the death of eight teenage soccer players in the North West over the weekend. They were among 30 passengers who were travelling in a truck that hit a tree when the 26-year-old driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle. It hit […]

Thailand’s Human Traffickers Flout 99% Of Court Orders To Compensate Victims

Thailand’s Human Traffickers Flout 99% Of Court Orders To Compensate Victims

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than 130 million baht ($4.3 million) for damages […]

Women Demand Repeal of Laws Limiting Freedoms

Women Demand Repeal of Laws Limiting Freedoms

The Women’s Union called for abolishing laws restricting freedoms and the participation of women in commissions and institutions of the transitional government. In a memorandum handed over to Sovereign Council members Aisha Mousa and Raja Abdelmaseeh at the presidential palace yesterday, the Women’s Union called for achieving justice and speeding up the formation of an […]

Police Arrest 2 Over Killings Of Young Women In Rivers State

Police Arrest 2 Over Killings Of Young Women In Rivers State

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested two persons suspected to be involved in the murder of young women in Rivers State in the past two months. No fewer than 11 young women have been strangled to death in different hotels in Port Harcourt, the state capital and Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area […]

Lone Women’s Rape Suspect In Windhoek Court, Namibia

Lone Women’s Rape Suspect In Windhoek Court, Namibia

The alleged Goreangab Dam rapist and robber of lone women made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura on Friday. Police deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said Fillipus Hamutenya (37) was charged with rape and robbery, although he only appeared in court for robbery. His case was postponed to 19 December to allow […]

Malawi Judge Sentences Three To Death For Albinism Murder

Malawi Judge Sentences Three To Death For Albinism Murder

Three people have been sentenced to death in Malawi for the murder and mutilation of a person with albinism, a court official confirmed on Wednesday, a sanction the judge said would serve as a strong deterrent. Malawi is one of the most dangerous countries for people with the condition, who are targeted for ritual killings […]

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

Lawyers representing hundreds of Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of the 1998 embassy bombings are optimistic that the United States Supreme Court will rule to award a total of $4.3 billion (Ksh440 billion, Tsh9.8 trillion) to their clients. The top US court agreed in June to take up the case during its term beginning in October. […]

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