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LOUD WHISPERS: Changing The Story

LOUD WHISPERS: Changing The Story

Mabel is a 42 year old woman. She has a job she loves and is very good at. She is respected by all her colleagues and peers. She has three adorable children, who are all doing well in their respective schools. She is very active in her church, she is a member of two professional […]

South Africa: East London Men March Against Women Abuse

South Africa: East London Men March Against Women Abuse

About 500 men took part in a march in East London against crime and the abuse of women and children on Friday. In preparing for the march, 100 homeless men removed all advertisements for abortions and penis enlargement on the walls of buildings. Mbulelo Ngceza, who was part of the campaign to remove the advertisements, […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  Background By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women’s activists have marked 25 November […]

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

The use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have increased risks of violence against women, according to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). Mr Medi Kaggwa, the chairman of UHRC, said cases of online violence against women had risen in 2015 and 2016. “The commission has noted increased cases of abuse […]

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

  Archbishop Abune Markos from East Gojam Zone Diocese in Ethiopia believes in gender equality. He is committed to end child marriages and all forms of violence against women and girls in Ethiopia. “Education is power and the key to freedom,” he says. “Marriage should only happen when people are ready…. You can only marry […]

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

Sexual violence against women in Africa has taken a new turn and there is serious eradication campaign going on. Africa has taken the bold step to support her women and fight against sexual violators. Recently,South Sudan vowed to fight against sexual violence and deal with every sexual violator in the country. Zainab Hawa Bangura, the […]

Violence Against Women And Girls In Nigeria: The Role Of Women’sAID Collective (WACOL) In Supporting Women And Girls

Violence against women and girls is the most surreptitious form of violation of human rights of women and constitutes an invasion of women’s lives in public and private spaces. Hence, there is no safe place for women to thrive in dignity and enjoy their human rights to live a life free from violence. Violence against […]

Traditional Mechanisms To Eliminate Violence Against Women: A Perspective from Nigeria

Traditional cultural practices reflect values and beliefs held by members of a community for periods often spanning generations. These cultural practices are either beneficial or harmful. It is these harmful cultural practices among others, that are responsible for the physical and psychological underdevelopment of women and the girl-child and that in turn affects their input […]

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