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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, […]

Association Of Female Lawyers of Liberia Decries Wave of Violence

Association Of Female Lawyers of Liberia Decries Wave of Violence

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says it has observed, with great sadness, disdain and consternation, the rising trend of violence that is escalating, engulfing the country and affecting its entire citizenry. AFFELL is a duly accredited nonpartisan association with national and international recognition of its mandate for the protection and promotion of […]

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Sexual violence is a devastating weapon of war accompanied by fear and misunderstanding. Perpetrators are often soldiers who act with impunity. “Rapists have to be brought to justice, but how can we do this when the rapists are those in power?” said Mildred, a survivor of conflict-related sexual violence from Zimbabwe. Mildred is one of […]

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said. In Norway, United Nations agencies, governments and civil society convened for the first-ever thematic humanitarian conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises. The conference, which brought together representatives from 100 nations and over […]

Police Accused Of Raiding Family Planning Clinic

Police Accused Of Raiding Family Planning Clinic

Activists in Nigeria have accused police officers of raiding a Marie Stopes clinic in Lagos on May 21. The officers reportedly “harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential client information”. Marie Stopes Nigeria opened its first clinic in 2009, and describes itself as “becoming one of the few providers of long-acting and […]

Methodist Church Moves to Tackle Gender Based Violence

Methodist Church Moves to Tackle Gender Based Violence

As a way of responding to the worldwide cry of gender-based violence, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa has, through the Limpopo Synod, established a gender desk to coordinate gender issues. This development comes after widely publicised concerns and petitions against the escalating cases of various forms of violence including rape and assault. Speaking at […]

No More Sex Abuse CoverUps – Pope Francis

No More Sex Abuse CoverUps – Pope Francis

Speaking at his anti-abuse summit at the Vatican on Sunday, Pope Francis vowed to crack down on pedophile priests within the Roman Catholic Church. The crimes won’t be covered up “as was usual in the past,” he promised at the end of the four-day series of meetings of Catholic leaders, according to German news agency Deutsche […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Justice For Gift Alonge

LOUD WHISPERS : Justice For Gift Alonge

It is hard to find a young person more resolute, dedicated and passionate than Priscilla Ubaifo. Priscilla is an amazing young woman who spends every moment she is awake advocating tirelessly for the rights of women and girls. She is the Executive Director of Braveheart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI) based in Igarra, Edo […]

The Urgency Need For A Revolutionised Sex Education

The Urgency Need For A Revolutionised Sex Education

Fatima, who was 14, sat opposite me. There was a defiance to her body language, yet a vulnerability that made me want to tell her it was okay to cry. She was telling me how, in the course of the past year, she had dropped out of the school theatre club, no longer had any […]

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