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Hashtag Activism Like #NotOkay Is Challenging Rape Culture

Hashtag Activism Like #NotOkay Is Challenging Rape Culture

Twitter campaigns can encourage men to shut down degrading “locker room talk” and provide victims with a voice, according to a study of #NotOkay, an online reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s statements about grabbing women’s genitals. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU), who examined hundreds of #NotOkay tweets, found that people used social media […]

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

Six years ago, Dee, we will call her, was brutally gang raped while on her way home from a party. She was intoxicated. “I got pregnant and disgraced because of it and today the boy is six years old and I love him even though his father raped me,” she said, shyly looking away in […]

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

The memory comes back to her with certain smells. The smell of fire. The smell of sweat. Fardowso begins to tremble because she cannot forget what those men have done to her. Fardowso means heaven – it’s not her real name. It is the name she has chosen to stay anonymous. “They took everything away […]

The Rape Surge In The Society Must Stop

The Rape Surge In The Society Must Stop

The federal and state governments have been charged to pursue actions and measures directed at protecting the girl-child from all forms of abuse. The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Agilent Wireless Ltd, Mr. Lawrence Anirejuortise Wilbert lamented that cases of sexual abuse of girl-child especially by relations were getting out of hand. Wilbert who aspired to […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Tears For The Victim. Cheers For The Survivor.

LOUD WHISPERS: Tears For The Victim. Cheers For The Survivor.

As she lost consciousness on the doomed Sosoliso flight on December 10th 2005, Kechi Okwuchi went into a deep void. She did not know exactly what had happened till she woke up in her hospital bed in Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg. Her condition was so bad that she had to be placed in an induced coma. […]

Rape Statistics Are Down But That’s Not The Full Story

Rape Statistics Are Down But That’s Not The Full Story

The recently released crime statistics in South Africa are another reminder how the experience of violence shapes the lives of many women in our society. With 110 rape cases a day, the figures of sexual violence remain shockingly high and very often those wanting to intervene only perpetuate the problem of victim blaming. Earlier this […]

Ethiopia Declares 3-Day Mourning For 72 Victims In Garbage Dump Landslide

Ethiopia Declares 3-Day Mourning For 72 Victims In Garbage Dump Landslide

The Ethiopian parliament on Tuesday declared a three-day national morning for its 72 citizens who lost their lives after a massive landslide hit a landfill at the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. During the three-day national mourning period, from March 15 to 17, the country’s flags will fly at half mast. Even though the […]

Somalia: Victims of Mogadishu Attacks to Be Airlifted to Hospitals Abroad

Somalia: Victims of Mogadishu Attacks to Be Airlifted to Hospitals Abroad

At least 22 people have been killed and more than 55 others injured in a truck car bomb that exploded near SYL hotel right in front of Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu. Some of the injured, who included government officials, MPs, a minister, journalists and civilians, were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. A […]

At Least 30 Killed In Brussels Terror Attacks; ISIS Claims Responsibility

At Least 30 Killed In Brussels Terror Attacks; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Here’s What’s Happening: ISIS has claimed responsibility for terror attacks at two crowded commuter hubs in Belgium on Tuesday. Two bombs were detonated at the Brussels Airport ​in Zaventem around 8 a.m. local time. Prosecutors believe these were the work of suicide bombers. About an hour later there was a blast on a subway car […]

Indian woman slices off her brother-in-law’s genitals ‘as he raped her’

Indian woman slices off her brother-in-law’s genitals ‘as he raped her’

A mother-of-three chopped off her brother-in-law’s genitals before handing them in as evidence at a police station in India. The 32-year-old woman stunned officers when she entered the station in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, clutching the severed organ. The woman, who was accompanied by her three children, told officers that it was the […]