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‘Women Shouldn’t Be Silent Victims’ – Meaza Ashenafi

‘Women Shouldn’t Be Silent Victims’ – Meaza Ashenafi

Meaza Ashenafi was appointed President of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court in November 2018. How is she faring? As Meaza Ashenafiwas introduced to the stage at the LSE Africa Summit last month, the audience went wild with rapturous woops and applause. Here she was! The first ever woman to be Ethiopia’s Chief Justice! The founder of the Ethiopian […]

The Story Corner : This Silence Is Killing

The Story Corner : This Silence Is Killing

Hello My people, you are welcome to your one and only buzzing gist corner {if you want to argue that, argue with your phone}. So, let me go straight to today’s gist. The people of the world have been wondering when the official wedding pictures of ‘Our silent star couple‘ will be out. Remember the […]

Silence Can Be Healing for Rwandan Youth Born Of Genocide Rape

Silence Can Be Healing for Rwandan Youth Born Of Genocide Rape

Elie* is in his early 20s and lives with his mother in a rural area of central Rwanda. His mother is one of the estimated 350,000 women who were raped during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and Elie is the child she bore from that assault. The aftermaths of the Rwandan genocide are alive in people like Elie, […]

Breaking The Silence On Rape Through Drama And Education

Breaking The Silence On Rape Through Drama And Education

 The power of film should not be underestimated in portraying sensitive issues. This was made evident after residents of Mwembeni Village in Pangani District watched the screening of a film on gang rape. The story line revolves around a young, ambitious business woman based in Dar es Salaam who returns to her home village to […]