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UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ sin Congo

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ sin Congo

  Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and children’s agency UNICEF said they would investigate after 51 women accused mainly […]

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

J’s cousin promised her a well-paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human trafficking route. “When I heard there were job vacancies in India, I was so happy,” said J, asking that only […]

International Day of Remembrance Of And Tribute To The Victims Of Terrorism

International Day of Remembrance Of And Tribute To The Victims Of Terrorism

While more countries are affected by terrorism today, the number of victims has largely been concentrated in a small number of Member States. Victims of terrorism continue to struggle to have their voices heard, have their needs supported and their rights upheld. Victims often feel forgotten and neglected once the immediate aftermath of a terrorist […]

UK Domestic Abuse Chief Fears More Murders As Lockdown Eases

UK Domestic Abuse Chief Fears More Murders As Lockdown Eases

As lockdown lifts, women in violent relationships risk new attacks and even murder as many see a window to escape, according to Britain’s first domestic abuse commissioner. Nicole Jacobs urged the public “not to look the other way” but to watch for telltale signs of domestic abuse following a surge in calls to helplines in […]

Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign #CampusMeToo Launched In Nairobi

Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign #CampusMeToo Launched In Nairobi

One in every two female students and one in every four male students have experienced a form of sexual harassment from a member of staff in Kenyan Universities. This is according to a survey done by ActionAid in partnership with UN Women for the campaign under the hashtag #CampusMeToo that is set to be launched […]

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three suspected Ebola victims have escaped from the isolation centre at Kihihi Health Centre IV in Kihihi town council in Kanungu District in western Uganda. They are Saddi Muhima, 46, his son Issa Muhima, 19 and Milton Nsenga, all from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The three were admitted in isolation when they presented […]

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

There is no excuse for continuing to fail those who have already been victimized – as well as those who continue to be at risk of – devastating levels of sexual violence in conflict The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

‘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 […]

Soldiers Rape Starving Women In IDP Camps

Soldiers Rape Starving Women In IDP Camps

A new report by Amnesty International has revealed that thousands of women and girls who survived the brutal rule of the Boko Haram armed group have since been further abused by the Nigerian security forces who claim to be rescuing them. The rights group said in the report released wednesday that displaced women confined to […]

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 […]

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