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DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict […]

Ending Rape and Sexual Violence Impunity In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Ending Rape and Sexual Violence Impunity In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Recurrent fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will always negate efforts made in the fight against rape and sexual violence on women and children in the region. But, as a book by the country’s Military High Court launched at the just concluded 29 th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa reveals, there is a lot […]

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world […]

Kenya: Gender CS to Launch Helpline To Mitigate Violence Against Women

Kenya: Gender CS to Launch Helpline To Mitigate Violence Against Women

 The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs will Friday launch a helpline to mitigate violence against women during the electioneering period in collaboration with the National Police Service (NPS), United Stated Aid (USAID) agency and Safaricom. The initiative, a brainchild of a gender based violence prevention network, Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) , will […]

Women Lag Behind In Seeking Justice

Women Lag Behind In Seeking Justice

Women lag behind in seeking justice for themselves amidst lack of adequate mechanisms to aid them do so in conflict situations, women judges from around the world have said. Pointing out that only 11 sexual gender-based violence cases relating the 2007-2008 post-election violence were successfully prosecuted, Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi said on Wednesday that […]

Oyo Assembly Recommends Life Sentence For Rape

Oyo Assembly Recommends Life Sentence For Rape

The Oyo State House of Assembly has recommended life sentence for anyone found guilty of rape in the state. The Violence against Women Bill, 2015, which was passed by the legislature, on Thursday, has been sent to Governor Abiola Ajimobi for assent. Apart from the recommendation against rape, the bill also seeks to prohibit female […]

Girl Asks Judge To Forgive Her Defiler

Girl Asks Judge To Forgive Her Defiler

A girl said to have been defiled three years ago at the age of 14 has asked the judge hearing her case to release the suspect saying she has forgiven him. The girl, a primary four dropout and former pupil of Ober Abic Primary School in Amuru Sub county, Amuru District was allegedly defiled by […]

I raped my 15-yr-old Daughter Under Influence Of Forces Beyond Me – Suspect

I raped my 15-yr-old Daughter Under Influence Of Forces Beyond Me – Suspect

 A 49-year-old man, yesterday, gave a graphic description of how he had been sleeping with his 15-year-old daughter in their Oko-Oba home in Abule-Egba area of Lagos State. The suspect, Tony Ehumadu, who hails from Mbaise area of Imo State, was caught in the act by his wife, a Customs officer. Ehumadu, a businessman, was […]

The Case Study Of South Sudan : Sexual Violence On The Rise

The Case Study Of South Sudan : Sexual Violence On The Rise

UN human rights experts say women have suffered more violence than anyone else in South Sudan. The UN’s refugee agency also announced that there are now over one million South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries. The UN refugee agency said on Friday, September 16, that the number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighboring countries […]

Uganda: Fort Portal Court Launches Audio-Visual Link Project

Uganda: Fort Portal Court Launches Audio-Visual Link Project

In January, 15-year-old Purity Atim, a resident of Fort Portal Town, was returning home from church prayers. The Primary Five pupil on her way met Patrick Murungi, her neighbour, who asked her to accompany him to his house. Upon reaching his house, Murungi dragged her to his bed, forcibly undressed her and defiled her. Atim […]

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