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Cambodian Tycoon Faces Police Probe After Wife-Beating Videos Go Viral

Cambodian Tycoon Faces Police Probe After Wife-Beating Videos Go Viral

A Cambodian property tycoon is being investigated by police after a montage of video clips showing him attacking his ex-wife went viral this week, prompting a rebuke from the government as it faces pressure to take tougher action on domestic abuse. Following outrage over the video, Duong Chhay, 31, took to Facebook Live to accuse […]

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 […]

UK Police Instructed to share Less Data On Abused Migrant Women

UK Police Instructed to share Less Data On Abused Migrant Women

Police should share less information with immigration officials about abused or trafficked migrant women as it stops them seeking help, Britain’s police watchdog said on Thursday. The report, co-led by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), said some women did not report their abuse for fear of deportation, as data […]

UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors’ needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic “new normal” as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off As the COVID-19 pandemic and a prevailing culture of impunity threatens progress achieved on gender equality and ending violence against women and girls, UN Women is […]

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities. Based on data obtained through the South African Police Service (SAPS), the government has identified 30 GBVF hotspots around the country. “Cabinet has assured the affected communities that working with […]

Man Locks-Up Sister for 2 Years, Says He Was Helpless

Man Locks-Up Sister for 2 Years, Says He Was Helpless

A mother of four children identified as Hassana Saleh has been rescued from a room where she was holed-up in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis. Hassana was locked-up by her elder brother, Lawal Saleh, in the room where she has been urinating, defecating and eating for two years. Our correspondent gathered that […]

Women MPs Pin Down IG Mwapasa Over Malawi Police Rape Spree

Women MPs Pin Down IG Mwapasa Over Malawi Police Rape Spree

Acting police Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa on Wednesday faced parliament’s Women Caucus which wanted to find out how far the police have gone with their inquiry on the infamous Nsundwe rapes. Mwapasa has conceded the police have not yet interviewed the victims of the alleged rapes at Nsundwe, Mpingu and M’bwatalika. “We are finding it […]

Police Sexually Abuse Women In Malawi

Police Sexually Abuse Women In Malawi

Scores of women and girls around Msundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu Trading Centres in Lilongwe have reported being sexually abused by the Malawi Police officers, Nyasa Times has learned. The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has also said it is deeply disheartened by allegations of rape, defilement and torture of innocent women and girls in the […]

Police Record 200 GBV Cases Per Month In Namibia

Police Record 200 GBV Cases Per Month In Namibia

The police Gender-based Violence Protection Unit in Windhoek gets more than 200 reports of cases under the Domestic Violence Act on a monthly basis. Speaking to Nampa on Monday, the unit’s commander, Hendrick Olivier, said in a month, the unit handles cases such as rape, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), assault […]

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 […]

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