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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 […]

Women Are Abused On Twitter Every 30 Seconds

Women Are Abused On Twitter Every 30 Seconds

New research reveals the staggering level of abuse against women journalists and politicians from the UK and US on Twitter last year Largest ever study into online abuse against women ‘These results back up what women have long been saying – that Twitter is endemic with racism, misogyny and homophobia’ – Kate Allen 1.1 million […]

Liberia Says #enough To Violence Against Women and Girls

Liberia Says #enough To Violence Against Women and Girls

Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime and Liberia is no exception, with 40% of women reporting at least one instance. Of the 1685 cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) recorded by the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MGCSP) in 2017, 1641 (97.4%) of […]