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‘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 […]

Police Arrests Quack Doctor Who Sedates And Rapes Patients In Kenya

Police Arrests Quack Doctor Who Sedates And Rapes Patients In Kenya

 Quack doctor Mugo wa Wairimu will spend Tuesday night at the Pangani Police Station after he was arrested in Gachie, Kiambu County. Mugo has been on the run for two weeks after a Nation Television investigative story revealed he had resumed sedating female patients and sexually assaulting them. “He is in custody. He will be […]

The More Than Me Rape Situation In Liberia – Women Want Justice

The More Than Me Rape Situation In Liberia – Women Want Justice

Amid the public outburst of anger and indignation over the rape and abuse of over a dozen girls by a staff of the More Than Me (MTM) Academy, along with attempts by its founder, Katie Meyler, to cover-up evidence and protect the culprit, Macintosh Johnson (now deceased), the chair of the SHEROES International Forum Liberia, […]

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

  The world over, laws to protect rape victims are paper tigers, often enacted but rarely enforced, a researcher said here. A bevy of international laws prohibit rape, and governments have been mandated under these laws to enact, implement, and monitor legislation that addresses all forms of violence against women, according to Olufunke Adesuwa Akiyode, […]

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient The League’s Secretary General, Loide Iipinge said the sentences in the country are too compassionate considering the grievous damage rape does to victims and society at […]

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

41-Year Old Woman Raped And Strangled In Namibia

 A 41-year-old woman was on Monday allegedly raped and strangled by a 29-year-old man at Wini village south of Nkurenkuru in Kavango West Region. The incident that shocked villagers at Wini village happened between 00h40 to 06h00 on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as Esther Mpepo. “We arrested the suspect on Monday,” said […]

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