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Victims Of Sexual Violence Lack Victim Friendly Interviewing Rooms

Victims Of Sexual Violence Lack Victim Friendly Interviewing Rooms

This statement follows an oversight visits to Camperdown and Mpophomeni Police Stations by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP , DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison, Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL and DA KZN DAWN Leader, Shehana Kajee. Please find soundbites in English and IsiZulu by Mr Mbhele. Following our parliamentary reply […]

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here. Still, my breath caught when I read the news of the two-year-old child who was sexually abused at the hands of a man […]

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 […]