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Namibia Gender Ministry Finds Shelter For Rape Victims

Namibia Gender Ministry Finds Shelter For Rape Victims

The gender ministry has found safe shelter for a victim of gender-based violence following a New Era report yesterday. Gender minister Doreen Sioka yesterday said the 19-year-old victim from Ohangwena region, who has claimed sexual exploitation and abuse by her close relatives and neighbour, will be placed in a place of safety. Yesterday, New Era […]

UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

At least 20,000 women were subjected to sexual violence as a tool of warfare during the Bosnian war, the United Nations estimates The United Nations has ordered Bosnia to compensate a woman raped by a soldier during the war and to set up a nationwide war crimes reparation scheme, after the first case of sexual […]

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

Twenty-seven years ago on September 16, 1992, 45-year-old Leilani Kuter’s life changed forever when she was brutally raped and left for dead. For the next ten years, Kuter struggled with the trauma and struggled to speak out about the day she almost died. She said, when she eventually opened up, things changed for the better. […]

Dispatches: Remembering Masika, One of Congo’s Heroes

Dispatches: Remembering Masika, One of Congo’s Heroes

The Democratic Republic of Congo lost a hero this week. Rebecca Masika Katsuva, a women’s rights activist who dedicated her life to helping rape victims in eastern Congo, passed away unexpectedly on February 2. Masika had a huge heart and incredible courage. She was raped herself – multiple times – and witnessed unimaginable violence against […]