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WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Tiffany’s ex-boyfriend hit her almost every day, but once, he beat her so badly he damaged her eyesight. Eventually, the 20-year-old Jamaican hairdresser went to the police – she only wishes more help had been available at the time. As Jamaicans head to the polls on Thursday, thousands of domestic violence victims hope the next […]

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

The Dutch government wants to prosecute members of private groups and communities who fail to report sexual abuse in their organisations, a move that comes after Jehovah’s Witnesses rejected demands to tackle the under-reporting of abuse. A 2019 report commissioned by the government to investigate sexual abuse involving Jehovah’s Witnesses found few cases were being […]

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

Kenyan Women Lead Fight Against Police Violence

”When we lose our fear, they lose their power!’ The confrontation was caught on film. As three armed policemen try to pull Wanjira Wanjiru away, she clings to the wing-mirror of a parked car and refuses to move. “Don’t touch me!” she yells. “Why are you arresting me?” “Why are you protesting?” one of the […]

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

We watched with anguish and dismay yesterday, as a reportedly premeditated assault on peaceful protesters ensued at what should have been the close of a three-day demonstration. Liberian women, stopped from marching to their planned destination for the Stop Rape Protest, were being beaten and dragged into police vans just because they were standing up […]

Access To Justice For Victims And Survivors Of Sexual Violence Remains Elusive

Access To Justice For Victims And Survivors Of Sexual Violence Remains Elusive

It’s been a year since 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered at a Cape Town post office. But civil society activists say slow progress has been made to improve the criminal justice system’s response to gender-based violence and femicide despite the government’s ‘rapid’ interventions. Uyinene Mrwetyana was brutally killed by former Clareinch […]

Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Rising Rape Against Women, Children

Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Rising Rape Against Women, Children

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia (CABICOL) has joined voices speaking against the imposition of the death penalty as a means to curb the increasing waves of rape in Liberia. CABICOL is the assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Liberia who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian Faithful of Liberia. In […]

Three Years On, A Look At The Rohingya Crisis

Three Years On, A Look At The Rohingya Crisis

Muslim insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attack 30 police posts and an army base in the north of Rakhine State. Aug. 26, 2017 – As fighting spreads between the army and ARSA, thousands of Rohingya flee to Bangladesh. Sept. 2, 2017 – More than 2,600 houses are razed in Rohingya-majority areas in […]

Female Protest Leader Gunned Down In Iraq’s Basra

Female Protest Leader Gunned Down In Iraq’s Basra

A female activist was killed on Wednesday and three others wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their car in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, security and health sources told Reuters. It was the third incident this week in which gunmen targeted an anti-government political activist, after one activist was killed and four others […]

SA Records Drop In Gender-Based Violence

SA Records Drop In Gender-Based Violence

South Africa’s initial COVID-19 lockdown saw gender-based violence and sexual crimes dramatically decrease during levels 5 and 4. Sexual offences crimes decreased between April and June, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. Releasing the inaugural first quarter crime statistics, Cele said between April and June, sexual offences decreased by 39.7%. These related to crimes […]

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