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Watchdog Raps UK-Angelina Jolie Plan To End Sexual Violence In War

Watchdog Raps UK-Angelina Jolie Plan To End Sexual Violence In War

A high-profile British initiative backed by U.S. actor Angelina Jolie to tackle sexual violence in war is so focused on short-term fixes it risks failing the women it set out to help, Britain’s aid watchdog said on Thursday. In a strongly worded assessment of a government programme backed at ministerial level, the independent body said […]

One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape and murder of a woman in a bus in New Delhi in 2012 […]

Gambian Women Testify About Sex Abuse Under Ex-President Jammeh

Gambian Women Testify About Sex Abuse Under Ex-President Jammeh

Speaking calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in a room and raped her. The 23-year-old’s testimony on Thursday concluded three weeks of public hearings dedicated to sexual and gender-based violence under Jammeh’s presidency, part of a broader probe […]

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”. […]

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