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South African Police Launch A Manhunt For Suspect Who Raped An Elderly Woman

South African  Police Launch A Manhunt For Suspect Who Raped An Elderly Woman

The South African Police Service in Lulekani outside Phalaborwa have launched a massive manhunt for the suspect who broke into the house of an elderly woman and raped her. It is alleged that the elderly woman of around 90 years old was raped while sleeping in her house, on 2018-09-30. The suspect intruded into the […]

Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist Win Nobel Peace Prize For Combating Sexual Violence

Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist Win Nobel Peace Prize For Combating Sexual Violence

They were awarded the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others,” it […]

Teenage Rape Survivor Seeks For Justice

Teenage Rape Survivor Seeks For Justice

Thousands have signed a petition to Morocco’s king in support of a rape survivor. Despite a new law to tackle violence against women, rights groups say few survivors “will be able to get protection from their abusers. As of Monday afternoon, more than 15,000 people had signed a petition to Moroccan King Mohammed VI to […]

Man With Disabilities Jailed For Raping 65-Year-Old Woman

Man With Disabilities Jailed For Raping 65-Year-Old Woman

 A High Court Judge in Luweero District has sentenced a 19-year-old man with disabilities to a seven year jail term for assaulting and raping a 65-year- old woman. By Dan Wandera Moses Ssekito, committed the crime at Bukatira Village, Kito Sub-county, Nakaseke District in 2015. Justice Olive Karazarwe on Thursday said she handed a light […]

Rhodes University Shut Down After Student Takes Her Life

Rhodes University Shut Down After Student Takes Her Life

On Monday the Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, announced a two-day suspension of all academic activities. This comes after Khensani Maseko, a student, took her own life on Friday, 3 August. On Sunday evening, the Student Representative Council circulated a statement, calling for a “formal academic shutdown” in honour of Maseko. The […]

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 […]

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Kemiyondo Coutinho was born in Kampala to Ugandan parents, Sheila and Alex Coutinho. She has been writing and acting since age of 17. In 2001, when she was 13 years old in 2001, she joined the United World College of Waterford Kamhlaba, South Africa and graduated in 2007. She moved to Portland, Oregon in the […]

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

In Nairobi, parents stormed a girls boarding school on Monday and took away their children, accusing administrators of failing to protect the students. The incident was a reaction to the rape of three girls Friday at the school. Kenyan police are investigating, and parliament is getting involved. The parliamentary committee tasked to look into education […]

29 Boys Raped In South Africa – Commission For Gender Equality Condemns Act

29 Boys Raped In South Africa – Commission For Gender Equality Condemns Act

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted with outrage and disgust at media reports alleging that 29 boys were raped and physically violated. The Commission strongly condemn such a scandalous and cruel act against boys that looked up to their alleged perpetrator for their upkeep and support whilst pursuing their soccer dreams. The alleged […]

Me Too Africa, The Steps, The Calls, The Way Forward

Me Too Africa, The Steps, The Calls, The Way Forward

What can realistically help curb sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector? A flurry of reviews, new procedures, panels, regulatory enquiries, resignations, and public apologies have followed media revelations of serious misconduct among staff at NGOs, the Red Cross, and UN agencies. Will any of it make a difference? In the weeks since revelations […]

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