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Shedecides Campaign Launched In Namibia

Shedecides Campaign Launched In Namibia

 The SheDecides global campaign to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of women and girls was launched in Namibia on Tuesday evening in light of the inequalities that continue to prevail between men and women. South Africa launched its edition of SheDecides campaign on August 9 and the aim is to launch it […]

‘Unfounded’ Case Against #thetotalshutdown Protesters Closed

‘Unfounded’ Case Against #thetotalshutdown Protesters Closed

The case against the organisers of the #TheTotalShutdown march in Tshwane has been closed, police said on Monday. A statement released by Rise-Up Against Gender-Based Violence earlier on Monday stated that the conveners of the march to the Union Buildings on August 1 had been charged by police for offences related to the march. Thousands […]

Ramaphosa Personally Addresses #totalshutdown Protesters, Promises Gender Summit

Ramaphosa Personally Addresses #totalshutdown Protesters, Promises Gender Summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the Union Buildings during the late hours of Wednesday to accept a memorandum from #TotalShutDown protesters who had marched to the buildings against gender-based violence. With him were his security advisor Charles Nqakula, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Minister of Police Bheki Cele, as well as other senior government leaders. […]

Living In Constant Fear Of Being Raped, Tortured And Killed

Living In Constant Fear Of Being Raped, Tortured And Killed

“Enough is enough. We are now taking control.” This was the message from women and gender non-conforming (GNC) people on Thursday as they prepared to embark on mass protests against gender-based violence across the country. The event is scheduled to take place on August 1 under the hashtag #TheTotalShutdown. Lesotho and Botswana are also expected […]

Osinbajo Meets IG As Policemen Protest In Maiduguri

Osinbajo Meets IG As Policemen Protest In Maiduguri

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting came shortly after the news broke that some policemen were protesting against non-payment of their allowances in Maiduguri, Borno State.  It was, however, not clear if Idris was summoned over  the […]

Protesters Hit The Streets Of Pakistan Over The Gruesome Murder And Rape Of 7 Year Old Zainab

Protesters Hit The Streets Of Pakistan Over The Gruesome Murder And Rape Of 7 Year Old Zainab

Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities’ failure to investigate such cases. It is the 12th such murder in the town of Kasur in a year, and has raised […]

Admission Seekers Stranded As UNILAG Workers Protest

Admission Seekers Stranded As UNILAG Workers Protest

Many people who came to the University of Lagos, Akoka, for admission screening on Monday were stranded for several hours, following a protest by the non-academic staff of the institution. Some of the admission seekers, who arrived at the university as early as 8am, complained that they were not attended to.  The university authorities had […]

Tens of Thousands March To Protest Mogadishu Bombing

Tens of Thousands March To Protest Mogadishu Bombing

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Mogadishu and other major Somali cities on Wednesday, condemning those behind the massive explosion that killed nearly 300 people and wounded more than 400 others. The Mogadishu protest came in response to a call from the city’s mayor for a massive rally to pray for […]

Displaced North-East Women Protest Presidential Panel’s Snub

Displaced North-East Women Protest Presidential Panel’s Snub

The Knifar Movement, a group of displaced women in the North-east Nigeria, representing more than 1200 men, women and children in military-run detention centres, has accused the Presidential Investigative Panel on Human Rights Abuses in the Military of denying it the opportunity to appear before it. The group said it celebrated the establishment of the […]

Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill In Monrovia

Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill In Monrovia

A group of young advocates under the banner Concern Citizens of Liberia yesterday stormed the Capitol Building where they called on the Senate to establish a fast track to handle rape cases rather than amending the rape law by making it bailable. The Liberian Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of making rape a bailable […]

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