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Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

 MORE than 2,5 million girls have been forced to flee their homes across Eastern Africa. They are in urgent need of protection, according to findings by World Vision, the humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organisation. “We met dozens of girls across 10 countries who have been forced to abandon their education because they were driven […]

Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president Dr Thokozani Khupe by MDC Chamisa faction supporters at the burial of party founding president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera in February; and the subsequent verbal abuse she was subjected to in her tussle for leadership of the party. Mr Chamisa’s supporters called Dr […]

Half Of Murdered Women Killed By Their ‘Partners’ – UN Deputy Chief

Half Of Murdered Women Killed By Their ‘Partners’ – UN Deputy Chief

Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, has said that worldwide, almost one-in-two women murdered were killed by a partner or ex-partner. Mrs Mohammed stated this in Brussels at the launch of a new partnership between the UN and EU, an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”. Addressing the […]

Do Not Discharge, Withdraw Gender Based Violence Cases – Top Prosecutor Warns

Do Not Discharge, Withdraw Gender Based Violence Cases – Top Prosecutor Warns

Director of Public Prosecutions, Mary Kachale, has warned prosecuting agencies against discharging gender-based violence cases, saying even complainants have no powers to withdraw such cases. Speaking in Lilongwe, Kachale said gender-based violence cases are criminal therefore they are between the state and the suspects. “Even the victims, who are the complainants, should not come to […]

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked news […]

These Women Have Been ‘Wired’ To Keep Quiet

These Women Have Been ‘Wired’ To Keep Quiet

 At the invitation of the Government of Sudan, I visited Sudan from 18 to 25 February 2018. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the situation, assess the challenges of addressing conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan, and establish constructive dialogue with national authorities in this regard. It marked the first time […]

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water. When resources for families […]

BitterSweet Victory For Women Facing Domestic Violence

BitterSweet  Victory For Women Facing Domestic Violence

A hotly-debated new law aimed at protecting women in Morocco against domestic violence does not go far enough, said women’s rights activists who have campaigned for reform for years. The law passed in the Muslim country earlier this month criminalises “harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation or ill treatment of women”, according to the women’s ministry. But […]

Suicide Bombers Kill 18, Injure 22 In Borno

Suicide Bombers Kill 18, Injure 22 In Borno

Three suicide bombers; two female and a male, sneaked into a fish market (Kasuwan Kifi) at Sabon Gari, remote community in Konduga Local Government at the outskirts of Maiduguri on Friday night, the police said. Commissioner of Police, Borno State, Mr Damian Chukwu said the bombers infiltrated the market after his men had cleared the […]

17 Dead In Florida School Shooting

17 Dead In Florida School Shooting

No fewer than 17 persons were killed at a Florida high school on Wednesday, after a gunman opened fire, leaving terrified students huddled in their classrooms, texting friends and family for help. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, had left “multiple dead,” with […]

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