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Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police here are concerned over the upsurge in cases of rape being perpetrated against the girl child, especially in rural areas. Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the province has recorded a surge in the number of minor girls raped across all the rural districts such as Gweru Rural, Mvuma, […]

Congo Arrests Rebel Leader Wanted For Mass Rape

Congo Arrests Rebel Leader Wanted For Mass Rape

A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said on Thursday. Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko, leader of the widely feared Raia Mutomboki militia, was captured on Tuesday in South Kivu’s Shabunda territory after being wounded in a firefight, army spokesman Dieudonne Kasereka said. Raia […]

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

Children born of rape in South Sudan’s civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award. Sometimes looked on as enemies, such children are often rejected not only by their communities but also by […]

Schoolgirl Gives Up Baby After Being Raped By Her Stepfather

Schoolgirl Gives Up Baby After Being Raped By Her Stepfather

When Mary, 16, (not her real name) delivered her baby at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, this week, she breathed a sigh a relief. Her reprieve did not come from the birth of the baby boy, but that she would finally be accepted back to her family in Vihiga County. Mary was sent away from […]

United Nations Report Exposes Mass Rape, Killings, Torture In South Sudan

United Nations Report Exposes  Mass Rape, Killings, Torture In South Sudan

U.N. investigators have identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan, and believe oil revenues have driven much of the violence in its civil war, a report said on Wednesday. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan recommended further investigation of evidence that proceeds from […]

‘I Want All My Rapists Arrested’ – Babalwa

‘I Want All My Rapists Arrested’ – Babalwa

Babalwa* says she has been raped many times. Despite laying charges and even getting to court, the cases against her assailants have never gone anywhere. One case, which she opened in 2006, was struck off the court roll. She says the investigating officer never bothered to inform her of this. GroundUp tried to establish why […]

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is fighting to end the culture of “indifference” and impunity surrounding rape and sexual violence by declaring it a national emergency. This will provide support to the First Lady’s “Hands off our girls” protection project. The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, launched the “Hands off our girls” […]

The Long Term Devastating Effects of Sexual Abuse Young Survivors

Over the past few years there have been numerous stories, articles, revelations of rapes, and other sexual abuses on very young girls. This trend continues unabated.  It has almost begun to feel uncomfortably and perversely as if it is the norm and as with other forms of violence against women, that it is just the […]

The Story That Allowed More Stories – Women Speak Against João Teixeira de Faria In Brazil

The Story That Allowed More Stories – Women Speak Against João Teixeira de Faria In Brazil

It began earlier this month, when Dutch choreographer Zahira Leeneke Maus dropped a bombshell allegation on Brazil’s Globo TV: She said celebrity Brazilian psychic João Teixeira de Faria had raped her. Faria, who has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and hosted “pilgrimages” around the world under his popular name, João de Deus, or John […]

#AW Gist : These Children Are Sexy

#AW Gist : These Children Are Sexy

I am writing this to address this unworthy issue about some people saying  children are appealing to paedophiles. I saw a show on YouTube and I must say that I was furious and at the same time flabbergasted to think that some grown ass men would sit down and say that parents sometimes make their […]

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