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President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to discuss a new approach to combating violence against women. The President’s call for an extraordinary sitting comes in the wake of a surge of violence against women. “Referring to violence perpetrated against women in the last […]

Australian State Provides Free Tampons To Students To Tackle Taboos

Australian State Provides Free Tampons To Students To Tackle Taboos

Victoria state has joined a handful of governments, including Scotland, this week by supplying public schools with free tampons and pads Victoria has become the first Australian state to provide free sanitary products in schools, prompting calls from women’s rights advocates on Thursday for a nationwide drive to end widespread taboos around menstruation. Victoria state, […]

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said: “Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. It is absolutely unacceptable that […]

Medica-Liberia Alarm Widespread Violence Against Women

Medica-Liberia Alarm Widespread Violence Against Women

Medica Liberia with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) hosted a one- day project inception workshop under the theme: “Capacity building and coordination of National Institutions and civil society organizations”. The purpose of the workshop held on September 2, 2019, in Monrovia, was to present the Spotlight Initiative project concept to key beneficiaries […]

Presiding Officers Call For Gender Based Violence To Be Declared National Crisis

Presiding Officers Call For Gender Based Violence To Be Declared National Crisis

The Presiding Officers of Parliament say the institution must and will do all it can to have gender-based violence (GBV) declared a national crisis. The Presiding Officers — Speaker Thandi Modise of the National Assembly and Chairperson Amos Masondo of the National Council of Provinces — said the criminal justice system must embrace a business […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents

AW Gist : The Change Agents

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 […]

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

When Mumtas Khadar turned nine she couldn’t wait for the ritual undertaken by every woman in her village in Somaliland in northeast Africa that she believed would make her more beautiful. But the traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) left her in agony, bedridden for a week then with painful periods every month and […]

Indigenous And Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – U.N.

Indigenous And Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – U.N.

A report by the U.N. climate science panel recognises strong community land rights as key to tackling global warming Indigenous peoples said on Thursday that a United Nations report on climate change had for the first time recognised their land rights as important for curbing global warming. The special report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel […]

Kenyatta Roots For Empowerment Of Young Women and Girls

Kenyatta Roots For Empowerment Of Young Women and Girls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African women leaders to remain united in developing mutual positions and advocacy for the empowerment of women and girls. Speaking during the inaugural African Women Leaders Network Inter-Generation Retreat, President Kenyatta said there is an increased demand for ways that will help break gender stereotypes and attitudes that propagate discrimination […]

NGOs In Italy And Nigeria Join Forces Against Human Trafficking

NGOs In Italy And Nigeria Join Forces Against Human Trafficking

The Nigerian Women Association (NWA) Verona Italy in collaboration with the Child Protection Network (CPN) Kosofe, are bent on restoring the image of Nigeria through the support of victims of human trafficking while combating the recurrent menace. To achieve this drive, the NWAV launched an initiative, INsigHT, to build capacity to deal with human trafficking […]

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