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Underfunding Of Women, Health Programme Is Violence Against Women’

Underfunding Of Women, Health Programme Is Violence Against Women’

For the effective implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act, the federal government, particularly the Ministry of Women Affairs and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP), has been called upon to invest more money in the cause of women, as well as their mental and psychological health. The […]

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

 Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. Tragically, stories like theirs are all too common in South Sudan. Though comprehensive […]

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

When researchers began looking at efforts by a development charity to improve resilience to climate change among rural communities in eastern Chad, they found something they hadn’t anticipated. Many of the women they interviewed talked not about drought or failed crops as their biggest worry but instead about the widespread violence they and other women […]

Call To Action – Stop Violence Against Women

Call To Action – Stop Violence Against Women

Social, electronic and local media across the country has been awash with several accounts of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) disproportionately targeted against women and girls. This manifests in forms of wife battering, denial of resources, rape, defilement, trafficking and sexual harassment. Moreover, many such cases go unreported due to survivors’ fear of being ostracised […]

We Cannot Be Silent On ‘Honour-Based’ Violence

Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani has brought forward a motion that certain crimes against women should no longer be described in relation to ‘honour’. Her rationale sounds reasonable – that describing these crimes differently has meant that police have been treating them as less serious; that they have been avoiding dealing with these crimes due to […]

Parliament Urges Young People To Fight Against Sexual Violence In South Africa

Parliament Urges Young People To Fight Against Sexual Violence In South Africa

Parliament has urged young people, particularly young men, to be at the forefront of the fight to eradicate crimes against women and children. This year’s Youth Month takes place at a time when the country is confronted with increasing reports of violent and brutal attacks on women and children. The South African Police Services crime […]

Kenya: IEBC Warns Of Stern Action On Violence Against Women

Kenya: IEBC Warns Of Stern Action On Violence Against Women

Security of women candidates is to be enhanced as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) sent out a stern warning to male political rivals and their supporters against harassing their women opponents during this campaign period. Speaking in Nairobi during a meeting of women candidates vying for various political seats in the General elections […]

Change Your Behaviour’ Malema Tells South African Men

Change Your Behaviour’ Malema Tells South African Men

EFF leader Julius Malema has challenged South African men who are against the hashtag #MenAreTrash to change their behaviour and start protecting women. Speaking at an Africa Day celebration concert in Joubert Park in Johannesburg on Thursday, Malema said the man accused of killing 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena had misrepresented South African men. He said instead […]

Gauteng Speaks On Violence Against Women and Children

Gauteng Speaks On Violence Against Women and Children

Gauteng Premier David Makhura met with the senior management of the South African Police Services (SAPS), and the MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane on Wednesday 24 May 2017, to discuss a battle plan to deal with the high crime rate in the province as well as the recent scourge of violence against women and […]

Experts Canvas Stiffer Penalties for Violence Against Women

Experts Canvas Stiffer Penalties for Violence Against Women

 In the face of increasing wave of sexual assaults and violence against women, government has been tasked on tougher legal punishment for offenders, to serve as deterrent. Admitting that some states such as Lagos and Jigawa have however stipulated stronger punishment, they would want remaining states to adopt similar position on the issue to ensure […]

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