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#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act. But one tweet turned into hundreds, and #MeTooNamibia erupted into a growing movement backed by the first lady, Monica Geingos, that is using social media […]

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence in Malawi

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence in Malawi

Women rallied to protest against widespread rape and sexual abuse as they marked the global ‘She Decides Day’ Dozens of women took to the streets of Malawi’s capital on Monday to protest against sexual violence after a series of alleged police assaults on women last year. About 90 protesters, most of them women, marched through […]

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation. The killing of journalist Karla Turcios, whose beaten body was found dumped on a roadside in 2018, made […]

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence against women and girls in South Africa is now recognised as a national crisis. Far too many women and girls experience violence, primarily from their intimate partners. The latest Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey across South Africa, led by the South African Medical Research Council in 2016, suggests that 1 in 10 women experienced […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

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 […]

Imo Declared Most Hostile, Unsafe State For Women, Children In Nigeria

Imo Declared Most Hostile, Unsafe State For Women, Children In Nigeria

Imo State was, yesterday, tipped as a “hostile and unsafe” state for women and children by Alliances for Africa, AFA, alongside members of the state Committee on Violence Against Women and Children and 12 other organisations. The stand is based on their survey on violence against women in the state, which was unveiled by a […]

#AW Gist : I Am For Her

#AW Gist : I Am For Her

Happy International Women’s Day!!! I celebrate every woman around the world. So, as we celebrate again this year, I decided to have an epiphany. We have come this far. We have achieved a lot but we still have a lot of grounds to cover. Our women are speaking up, our women are expanding their horizons, […]

Increase In Gender-Based Violence Pushes For Action Plan In Seychelles

Increase In Gender-Based Violence Pushes For Action Plan In Seychelles

The Seychelles is pushing ahead and finalizing a national plan of action for gender-based violence, or GBV. This move comes now that the Ministry of Family Affairs is increasing awareness on the issue following a rise in the number of GBV cases. Four murders were reported for January 2019 and all were results of domestic […]

If A Company Board Lacks Women, It’s Red Alert – UK Investor Body Says…

If A Company Board Lacks Women, It’s Red Alert – UK Investor Body Says…

Britain’s top companies face a red warning if they don’t have more than one woman on their board, the Investment Association said on Thursday, adding to pressure for more female representation at top levels of management. The body which represents big asset managers said it was expanding its traffic light system which guides big investors […]

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