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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 […]

France Turns To Trackers To Fight Violence

France Turns To Trackers To Fight Violence

As France trials electronic bracelets to keep domestic abusers away from their victims, women’s rights campaigners have warned that tagging systems will not be enough to stop violent men from killing. The GPS-tracking devices – similar to tags used to keep tabs on sex offenders – detect when an abuser gets too close and trigger […]

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 […]

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Government will prioritise the Sexual Offenders Bill in efforts to table it in the November Parliament sitting. Addressing the nation on gender-based violence (GBV) issues Friday, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said the bill proposed stiffer penalties and establishment of a sex offenders’ registry for recording and publicising names as well as particulars of all persons […]