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Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to violence. Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school. Learners who are victimised at school […]

Boko Haram Brutality Against Women and Girls Needs Urgent Response

Boko Haram Brutality Against Women and Girls Needs Urgent Response

Recent attacks in Borno State marked by war crimes, including rape and other sexual violence, as well as murder and mass pillage Nigerian authorities and partners must provide food and services to affected communities Boko Haram fighters targeted women and girls with rape and other sexual violence, amounting to war crimes, during recent raids in […]

Federal Troops Massacred Tigray Captives in Cold Blood

Federal Troops Massacred Tigray Captives in Cold Blood

International media stations have traced video footage of uniformed soldiers, allegedly Ethiopian federal troops, executing civilians in cold blood, as having been recorded near the town of Mahbere Dego in the Tigray region. Tigrai Media House, which describes itself as “a pro-Tigray subscription satellite TV and YouTube channel based in the United States” says it posted the […]

Zulu Embarks On GBV, Youth Development Outreach Programme

Zulu Embarks On GBV, Youth Development Outreach Programme

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is set to conduct follow -up programme on youth development and gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The two-day programme which gets underway today follows a 2020 visit that formed part of the 365 Days of Action Against GBVF, with a specific focus on areas identified as hotspots […]

Volunteer Ships Help to Evacuate 1,000 From Palma After Insurgent Attack

Volunteer Ships Help to Evacuate 1,000 From Palma After Insurgent Attack

Many South Africans, some contractors working on the construction of the French Total energy company’s Afungi liquid natural gas processing plant, were caught up in the violence and at least one is known to have died. In a mini “modern-day Dunkirk” operation on Sunday, a flotilla of private ships of all shapes and sizes evacuated […]

The Young Women Protesting Globally – For The First Time – Against Sexual Abuse

The Young Women Protesting Globally – For The First Time – Against Sexual Abuse

The kidnap and murder of a young woman who vanished while walking home in London has sparked vigils in Britain, which come amid a wave of similar demonstrations worldwide with many first-time protesters voicing outrage over sexual violence. A policeman has been charged with the murder of Sarah Everard, whose death this month has prompted […]

What Is Sexual Grooming?

What Is Sexual Grooming?

What is grooming, exactly? Grooming is a series of manipulative behaviours that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Victims are often children, but vulnerable adults can also […]

WARIF, Ford Foundation Train Stakeholders On Prevention of GBV

WARIF, Ford Foundation Train Stakeholders On Prevention of GBV

Women at Risk International Organisation (WARIF) in partnership with Ford Foundation is tackling gender-based violence in Nigeria with the community-based Gatekeepers Project. This includes training and awareness workshops for traditional birth attendants, law enforcement officers and religious leaders. Launched in 2017, the Gatekeepers project commenced with the training of 1000 Traditional Birth Attendants across 15 […]

President Launches Fund to Respond to Gender-Based Violence

President Launches Fund to Respond to Gender-Based Violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a private sector-led, multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund aimed at supporting the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP), and the wider response in the country. The response fund is a fulfilment of a resolution of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Declaration which followed the GBVF Summit […]

Ex-MP in Custody On Rape Charges

Ex-MP in Custody On Rape Charges

Former Okahandja regional councillor and National Council member Steve Biko Booys was remanded in police custody after making a first court appearance on rape charges yesterday. Booys (42) made a short appearance before magistrate Kandiwapa Nangombe in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court a day after his arrest on two counts of rape. In the charges Booys […]

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