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Female Police Officers Should Handle Rape Cases – Bheki Cele

Female Police Officers Should Handle Rape Cases – Bheki Cele

Speaking in Tshwane on Friday at an academic dialogue on femicide at the University of South Africa, Cele said male officers were not always suitable for the handling of cases involving women and children. “I want to increase the number of officers who deal with rape cases to be women instead of men,” said Cele. […]

‘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 […]

The Rape Surge In The Society Must Stop

The Rape Surge In The Society Must Stop

The federal and state governments have been charged to pursue actions and measures directed at protecting the girl-child from all forms of abuse. The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Agilent Wireless Ltd, Mr. Lawrence Anirejuortise Wilbert lamented that cases of sexual abuse of girl-child especially by relations were getting out of hand. Wilbert who aspired to […]

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

AS of yesterday, 13 rape cases had been reported in the Ohangwena region alone since the beginning of this year. According to Ohangwena police spokesperson sergeant Abner Itumba, most cases involve older men raping girls who are their relatives. “This is a worrisome trend. I do not know what is happening with our men in […]

Amnesty: Hundreds ‘Disappeared’ By Egyptian Forces

Amnesty: Hundreds ‘Disappeared’ By Egyptian Forces

“Officially, you do not exist.” That’s the alarming title of a new report published by Amnesty International alleging human rights violations occurring in Egypt. Activists say people are being detained without access to family or a lawyer, and held incommunicado without formal charges or a trial. They call it “enforced disappearances,” and in the first […]

India Mandates All Cell Phones Have “Panic Button” for Women

India Mandates All Cell Phones Have “Panic Button” for Women

The occurrence of rape in India is pervasive. The country averages one rape every four hours, according to a recent report. And to make matters worse, the nation has one of the lowest police-to-citizen ratios in the world. Now government officials are taking unique measures to combat the crisis by mandating that all mobile phone manufacturers, […]

UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for the repatriation of peacekeeping units whose soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse. The resolution is the first passed by the Security Council to tackle sex abuse claims against peacekeepers. It was passed by 14 of the 15-member body, with Egypt abstaining. Last year there were […]