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Rape Cases In Nigeria

Rape Cases In Nigeria

The media was abuzz about the rape scandal of a prominent Abuja-based senior pastor and founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo and how he was alleged to have raped Busola Dakolo, wife of a popular singer, Timi Dakolo in 2002. The scandal most times top the trending list on Twitter blog, as […]

Women Gather In Paris To Protest Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Women Gather In Paris To Protest Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Hundreds of women took part in so-called “die-in” protests in central Paris on Saturday, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women. More than 120 women are believed to have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year according to local associations. Demonstrators held up signs with […]

Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money intended for a national program to combat violence against women has been misused, a top Mexican official said on Tuesday, confirming a media probe saying the funds were spent on key-rings and refrigerator magnets as promotional tokens for the campaign. Such use of funding intended for national, state and local governments to help support […]

Naledi Pandor To Address ‘Terrible’ Gender-Based Violence At UN General Assembly

Naledi Pandor To Address ‘Terrible’ Gender-Based Violence At UN General Assembly

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week. Pandor landed in New York on Sunday, where she is leading the South African delegation to the 74th Session of UNGA. The […]

United Nations Sees Increase In Child Soldiers Recruited In S. Sudan

United Nations Sees Increase In Child Soldiers Recruited In S. Sudan

Girls are also being forcibly recruited to provide sexual and labour services to fighters, investigators say Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown conflict remained a possibility.   Some […]

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government has condemned flaring attacks on citizens from other African countries in South Africa which have so far left five people dead, shops looted and property burnt down. Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Nigeria — whose nationals reside and travel to the neighbouring country — have also issued travel warnings to their citizens. Since Monday, […]

LA Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Placido Domingo

LA Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Placido Domingo

Domingo says the accusations by singers and others in the classical music world are inaccurate and deeply troubling The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, as two organizations cancelled planned appearances by him The Los Angeles Opera, where Domingo is general director, was […]

The Story Corner : Women Are Speaking Up

The Story Corner : Women Are Speaking Up

  Have you gone online lately? Have you seen women speaking up about their sexual abuse, how they were molested by closed family and friends? Some were molested at age 9, some lesser and some were raped etc. Have you read the stories of their ‘silence’ these things happened years ago but the story of […]

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Sudan civil society activist Hassan Abdelati spoke to FRED OLUOCH on the situation in their country, challenges and the way forward. President Omar al-Bashir is gone but the people who were the power behind him for the past 30 years still hold positions of influence. What are the protesters planning to do about this? The objectives of […]

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

There were 430 cases of rape reported in Swaziland / eSwatini over seven months, new figures reveal. They were among 2,900 cases brought under the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act (SODV) that came into force in 2018. A total of 2,068 cases of domestic violence were also recorded, a workshop for members of parliament […]

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