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Fighting Against The Stigma Of Rape

Fighting Against The Stigma Of Rape

About 20 women are crammed into a barren area in the village of Munigi at the foot of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern Congo. Aside from tables and chairs, there are only two sewing machines here, which are to be used for training purposes. Trucks rattle past the open door. Some of the women have brought […]

Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In Delhi

Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In Delhi

An eight-month-old Indian girl was Tuesday recovering in hospital after she was raped at her home in Delhi, the latest such case in a country notorious for high levels of sexual violence. The girl’s parents rushed her to hospital after discovering her bed covered in blood when they returned from work on Sunday. She later […]

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 […]

Tanzania Police Cite Upsurge In Rape Cases This Year

Tanzania Police Cite Upsurge In Rape Cases This Year

POLICE have confirmed an upsurge of 0.9 percent rape cases in comparison to last year. Making the revelation, Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Robert Boaz, told reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday that according to the crime statistics from January to November, this year, offences reported were 11,620 in comparison to 11,513 recorded during the […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – He Is A Dead Meat

The Kiosk With Madame K – He Is A Dead Meat

You are welcome to the kiosk  and I hope you will learn, you will share and you will be very alert about what goes on around you. Let us continue Joju’s story. So, we were dazed when she narrated the bizarre situation to us. How can a human being be this monstrous if he isn’t […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – Let Us Pray

The Kiosk With Madame K – Let Us Pray

Ladies and gentlemen, I am sorry. I know I have been missing in action, I sincerely apologise. A whole lot has been happening in and around the kiosk and some have been tragic. You know I shared Amaka’s story with you and after that time we closed the kiosk for some weeks just to respect […]

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

Six years ago, Dee, we will call her, was brutally gang raped while on her way home from a party. She was intoxicated. “I got pregnant and disgraced because of it and today the boy is six years old and I love him even though his father raped me,” she said, shyly looking away in […]

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

The memory comes back to her with certain smells. The smell of fire. The smell of sweat. Fardowso begins to tremble because she cannot forget what those men have done to her. Fardowso means heaven – it’s not her real name. It is the name she has chosen to stay anonymous. “They took everything away […]

Solicitor General Applauds Supreme Court For Upholding Verdict In Rape Case

Solicitor General Applauds Supreme Court For Upholding Verdict In Rape Case

Despite the Liberian Senate making rape bailable, the Solicitor General (SG) of Liberia has said that the Ministry of Justice remains unwavering in prosecuting all rape and sexual exploitation cases. SG Betty Lamin-Blamo said the Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) unit within the Ministry is fully ready to tackle such cases. She disclosed that […]

Nigeria’s First State-Owned DNA Lab Will Speed Up Rape Cases

Nigeria’s First State-Owned DNA Lab Will Speed Up Rape Cases

 The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of sending samples abroad for […]

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