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Thousands Gather In Madrid To Protest Violence Against Women

Thousands Gather In Madrid To Protest Violence Against Women

  Protesters carried banners reading “We don’t want to carry on counting victims” and chanted “We are not alone” as they brandished umbrellas in pouring rain Thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid on Friday to draw attention to domestic violence in a year when over 40 women have been recorded so far as having […]

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said: “Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. It is absolutely unacceptable that […]

The Story Corner : This CAN of Worms

The Story Corner :  This CAN of Worms

Ladies and gentlemen, I really don’t know how to explain exactly how I feel but I think that religion in this part of the world is overrated or just a means of keeping people under the palms of a supreme physical leader. You may argue this with me but this is my opinion about this. […]

Malawi Shines On Ending Gender Based Violence

Malawi Shines On Ending Gender Based Violence

Malawi implored fellow United Nations (UN) member states to embrace social protection systems, emphasizing that these systems are effective in empowerment of women and girls to shield them against poverty and gender inequalities. Kathewera Banda: CSOs must complement government efforts in implementation of social protection measures   Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare […]

MKSS Kicks Off ‘Micro Flavour Project’ To Help Fight Against Violence Through Rap Music

MKSS Kicks Off ‘Micro Flavour Project’ To Help Fight Against Violence Through Rap Music

 The European organisation MK-Sustainable Solutions (MKSS) announced Friday the launch of its “Micro Flavour” pilot project aimed at spreading positive messages to young people and fight against violence through rap. Launched in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tunis, this project aims to bring youth out […]

Zimkids, Women In Music Spreading Love

Zimkids, Women In Music Spreading Love

The common language that will always be spoken everywhere is the language of love and music. After the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaigns the Women in Music and Zimkids orphanage decided to wrap up the message of abuse with love. Led by philanthropist and musician Tinashe Tizzie Basa more than 200 kids […]

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

16 days of activism has revealed that violence and harassment towards women and young girls in the world of work remains most tolerated violations of female workers human rights. This revelation has been made during 16 days of activism whereby government through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare launched Ndiulula (Won’t be […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  “Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres   Why we must eliminate violence against women Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one […]

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 […]

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