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Three Women Arrested For Aiding FGM

Three Women Arrested For Aiding FGM

Police in Ndoleli, Igembe North on Friday arrested three women for helping five girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) on Monday. Also aiding in the investigations are three girls aged 15, 16 and 17, who were found to have already undergone the cut. Two others escaped the dragnet of the local Nyumba Kumi team. Among […]

Roadmap For Shutting ‘Witch Camps, Healing Centres’

Roadmap For Shutting ‘Witch Camps, Healing Centres’

The practice of magical skills, spells, and abilities is deeply ingrained in the Ghanaian culture – witches and wizards are believed to hold powers for fortunes or mishaps, hence they are mostly held responsible for natural disasters, accidents, bareness and the like in some African societies. In Ghana, although this belief is widespread, stories that highlight the […]

Violence Against Minors Still Worries Gender Stakeholders

Violence Against Minors Still Worries Gender Stakeholders

THE community has to use official forums to bring changes on cases of violence against minors. According to a survey which was made by this newspaper in different areas of Ilemela district, Mwanza region recently, it was revealed that there are still many cases of violence reported at various centres. Gender desks and one-stop centres […]

Economic Vulnerabilities Push Up GBV In Zimbabwe

Economic Vulnerabilities Push Up GBV In Zimbabwe

As the global COVID 19 pandemic takes its toll on Africa and countries beyond, the virus has brought with it more socio-economic challenges whose effects will be felt now and in the long term. COVID 19’s differential impact on women and men social and psychological state can never be ignored. The government of Zimbabwe took […]

Rising Violence Against Women In Latin America Confirms Fears Of Abuses In Lockdowns

Rising Violence Against Women In Latin America Confirms Fears Of Abuses In Lockdowns

Violence against women has soared in Latin America during the coronavirus pandemic, with a 50% increase in domestic abuse reports in Colombia alone, a top aid group said on Tuesday, confirming fears that lockdowns would put many women in danger. Femicide, the murder of women because of gender, rose 65% in Venezuela in April, and […]

Sex Worker Dies In Police Custody

Sex Worker Dies In Police Custody

A 39-year-old sex worker died in police custody in April this year. Now, two investigations have been opened into her death by alleged suicide. She is the 12th person to die following police action during the lockdown. The death of sex worker Elma Robyn Montsumi at Mowbray police station in April this year has raised […]

The Story Corner : No! We Are Not Fine

The Story Corner :  No! We Are Not Fine

Someone asked me some hours back… ‘How are you?’ and my response was… I am not fine. We are not fine. Have you seen what’s been up on social media? have you seen how people are being killed? young women and girls? There have been so many sad hashtags online. Some days back, a happy […]

Mexico Walks Back Campaign Against Domestic Violence After Backlash

Mexico Walks Back Campaign Against Domestic Violence After Backlash

A top Mexican official on Wednesday said a new campaign against domestic violence would be revised after the video ads sparked strong public opposition from critics who claimed it misrepresented the growing problem. The initial campaign showed images of men and children, but no women, as potential victims, and one woman was shown as an […]

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents. The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything. In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig […]

Domestic Violence Rises In The Middle East Amidst LockDown

Domestic Violence Rises In The Middle East Amidst LockDown

Coronavirus lockdowns have brought a surge in reports of domestic violence in the Middle East, women’s groups have said, warning hard-won gains in protection for victims are at risk. In Lebanon, calls to a government domestic violence hotline have doubled; in Tunisia, authorities say cases have increased five-fold, while in Jordan, a video of a […]

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