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Women Accuse Ex-President Yahyah Jammeh Of Sexual Violence

Women Accuse Ex-President Yahyah Jammeh Of Sexual Violence

Three women have accused Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. Former Gambian officials said that presidential aides regularly pressured women to visit or work for Jammeh, who then sexually abused many of them. Jammeh is currently in Equatorial […]

Over 20,500 Male And Female Service Members Experienced Some Kind Of Sexual Assault

Over 20,500 Male And Female Service Members Experienced Some Kind Of Sexual Assault

The military survey estimated 20,500 male and female service members experienced some kind of sexual assault last year The U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday the estimated number of sexual assaults in the military climbed nearly 38 percent in 2018 compared with a survey two years earlier, data that critics say laid bare broken Pentagon […]

Overcoming Rape and Amputation – The Story Of Charlie Mujuni

Overcoming Rape and Amputation – The Story Of Charlie Mujuni

On one of the nights of November 2017, Charlotte Kangume, also known as Charlie Mujuni, was woken up by a strange noise of someone opening her bedroom door. “Who is there?” Mujuni asked. No response. Seconds later, two strange looking men dashed past the door, and stood in front of her bed. Mujuni that night, […]

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Abuse At Monte Cassino Girls In Zimbabwe

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Abuse At Monte Cassino Girls In Zimbabwe

An investigation by the education ministry into complaints raised by pupils at Monte Cassino Girls High has exposed rampant sexual harassment of the girls by both male and female teachers. Monte Cassino is a Roman Catholic Church girls only boarding school in Macheke, well-known for producing high achieving pupils. However, the school has been under […]

Serial Rapist Nabbed In Zimbabwe

Serial Rapist Nabbed In Zimbabwe

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the Southerton industrial area of Harare in connection with a spate of rape and robbery cases which occurred between November 2018 and April 2019 targeting women vendors. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest. “On 17th April 2019 the man was arrested by alert police […]

Ramaphosa Launches Sexual Offences Court To Protect Women And Children

Ramaphosa Launches Sexual Offences Court To Protect Women And Children

South Africa’s 84th Sexual Offences Court was launched on Thursday when President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the declaration against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) which aims to put an end to the growing scourge. “It is indeed my honour and privilege to be here during Human Rights Month to fulfil the promise to the people of […]

Girls Forced Into War Face Gender Double Standards In Peace

Girls Forced Into War Face Gender Double Standards In Peace

 Women and girls bear an additional burden in any war, as the threat of sexual violence or abuse combines with the standard risks of conflict. The conflict in South Sudan is no different. Since it began in December 2013, both sides have been accused of using rape and sexual assault as a “weapon of war”. […]

This Terrain Of Trafficking Women For Sex – What Should Be Done

This Terrain Of Trafficking Women For Sex – What Should Be Done

A new report by the CNN has revealed how some women trafficked from Nigeria are forced into prostitution in a park in Paris, capital city of France. Over the years, stories of women deceived into giving up their money for a “better life” in Europe but later forced into prostitution, have made news headlines. In […]

Do Not Treat Sexual Violence As Taboo’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Denis Mukwege

Do Not Treat Sexual Violence As Taboo’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Denis Mukwege

If all men would act and think like Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, it would be a better world. DW’s Susanne Krauß met the Nobel Peace Prize winner also referred to as the ‘miracle doctor’ at his Panzi hospital. Congolese gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the provincial capital Bukavu. The 63-year-old physician […]

Manana To Face Parliament Ethics Probe Over Sexual Assault

Manana To Face Parliament Ethics Probe Over Sexual Assault

Embattled ANC MP Mduduzi Manana will appear before a joint ethics sub-committee in Parliament on Wednesday over his involvement in an assault at a Cubana nightclub in Fourways last year. Ethics committee co-chairperson Aumsensingh Singh told News24 that they had a number of witness statements about the 2017 incident, which would be put to Manana […]

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