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Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents. The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything. In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig […]

Zimbabwe Records 764 GBV Cases During First 11 Days Of Lockdown

Zimbabwe Records 764 GBV Cases During First 11 Days Of Lockdown

At least 764 cases of gender-based violence were reported in the country inside the first 11 days of the coronavirus induced national lockdown. This was revealed in a statement by the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ). The feminist group urged the government to take the lead in strategies aimed at dealing with rampant gender-based violence […]

3 Men Convicted of Sexually Abusing 75 Girls In Seychelles

3 Men Convicted of Sexually Abusing 75 Girls In Seychelles

Three men, including a police officer, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the sexual abuse of 75 girls ranging in age from 12 to 18 over a period of seven years. The case, a first-of-its-kind in Seychelles in terms of scope, length and method, has resulted in shock and outrage among residents. The men, ages […]

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

A coronavirus lockdown policy that lets men and women leave the house on alternate days has exposed a gender divide in Bogota within days of being introduced, while Peru has dropped a similar scheme after finding it made women’s days busier. The Colombian capital this week joined two countries in Latin America – Peru and […]

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act. But one tweet turned into hundreds, and #MeTooNamibia erupted into a growing movement backed by the first lady, Monica Geingos, that is using social media […]

Young KZN Woman Repeatedly Raped Then Murdered By Cousin

Young KZN Woman Repeatedly Raped Then Murdered By Cousin

A 20-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman was repeatedly raped and then murdered over the weekend, allegedly by her cousin and a neighbour. Nomvula “Juba” Buthelezi was allegedly attacked by the men at her homestead in Mashesheleng in Nquthu, MEC for Social Development Nonhlanhla Khoza said on Tuesday. “We are extremely disturbed and disheartened by the rape and […]

Rape, Sexual Violence Prompt Grave Concerns In Zanzibar

Rape, Sexual Violence Prompt Grave Concerns In Zanzibar

SEXUAL violence against women and children has been in focus here since the launch of National Plan of Action to End Violence (NPAEV) in August 2017, but there is little indication that crimes against women are abating. The campaign has literally proved to be effective and very productive, mainly with increased people’s awareness of reporting […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

Another Stabbing, Death Of UKZN Student Sparks Outrage In South Africa

Another Stabbing, Death Of UKZN Student Sparks Outrage In South Africa

Sinethemba Ndlovu, a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has died in hospital after she was stabbed by a man who allegedly “forced himself on her” while she worked at an event in Msinga, according to The Citizen. Major Thulani Zwane, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, confirmed Ndlovu’s passing saying: “It is alleged on September 22 at […]

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

An official of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) has said that the persistent nightmare facing women and girls is facilitated mostly by women themselves. This statement comes against a backdrop of increased advocacy and continued awareness of sexual gender based violence (SGBV), and discrimination against women. Emma L. Benson, MoL Director for HIV Workplace Project, […]

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