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LOUD WHISPERS: The Busola Moment

LOUD WHISPERS: The Busola Moment

Last week, all hell was let loose when Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of popular singer Timi Dakolo went public with her allegations that she was raped when she was 17 by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Church. The details she revealed in her interview were shocking and heartbreaking. Predictably, sides were […]

The Story Corner : Thy Pastor Is A…

The Story Corner : Thy Pastor Is A…

Ladies and gentlemen, if you have been following what’s been happening on social media lately, you would have come across this gist. There is a recent story about a popular millennial man of God who’s been sleeping with the females in his church. According to the gist, he has been constantly raping young female workers […]

74 Percent Varsity Female Students Sexually Exploited In Zimbabwe – UN Envoy

74 Percent Varsity Female Students Sexually Exploited In Zimbabwe – UN Envoy

UNITED Nations Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Bishow Parajuli has urged Zimbabwean authorities to invent solutions aimed at protecting young female students from rampant sexual exploitation within the country’s tertiary institutions. This follows claims by the Female Students Network Trust while appearing before parliament’s women’s affairs and gender committee that 74% of female students in local […]

President Hage Geingob Calls People To Rally Against Gender Based Violence

President Hage Geingob Calls People To Rally Against Gender Based Violence

Although there has been progress in achieving gender equality, the country needs to do more against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), President Hage Geingob determines. The President said in the observance of International Women’s Day on Friday. GBV is generally accepted as one of the most urgent issues facing Namibian society and policymakers. It has been long […]

Lucy Kalapura Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats

Lucy Kalapura Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats

When Bishop Franco Mulakkal returned to the Jalandhar diocese in October after spending 21 days in jail, his supporters welcomed him back with massive garlands and showers of rose petals. As images of the hero’s welcome given to the rape-accused priest filled her TV screen and social media timeline, something snapped in sister Lucy Kalapura. The 52 […]

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 […]

Nuns Launch Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Nuns Launch Campaign Against Domestic Violence

 In a bid to end domestic violence in Kabarole District, nuns of the Holy Cross Sisters family Virika have initiated community debates to increase awareness about the vice. The move has been prompted by the increasing cases of domestic violence in Karangura Sub-county, a challenge they say is hindering development in the area. Rev sister […]

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

 “Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get protection in the community,” she explained. In parts of Tanzania where female genital mutilation (FGM) is […]

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

An 84-year-old Catholic priest broke his silence after three decades to apologise to Limpopo-born William Segodisho, who recently shared his story about the sexual abuse he suffered while in his teens. Segodisho, 46, told the media at a briefing on Wednesday how father Adam O’Connor* sexually groomed him from 1985 to 1989. The two had […]

Young Women Must Come Out And Shame Their Abusers

Young Women Must Come Out And Shame Their Abusers

About 80 girls and women marched in Duncan Village at the weekend to protest against women abuse and gender-based violence in the township. The march, on 8 September, was organised by the Ikhayalethu Girls’ Club in Duncan Village, supported by Bumb’ ingomso, which is part of the Small Projects Foundation, and the Buffalo City Metropolitan […]

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