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The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

Most women have experienced sexual harassment or even encountered sexual jokes from those around them. A recent survey released by ActionAid revealed widespread harassment of young women with as many as three quarters (74 per cent) of Kenya’s young women reporting that they had come face to face with sexual harassment in the last six […]

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Words have a power to comfort tortured minds and to rebuild bonds of trust, respect and empathy that are the very foundation of communities At first glance, the scene could be something out of a new mums social group. Clusters of young women gathered together and chatting distractedly, children flitting between their legs, babies tugging […]

Battling HIV/AIDS Amongst Young Girls In South Africa

Battling HIV/AIDS Amongst Young Girls In South Africa

 Before 20-year-old Lebogang Motsumi even had sex with her first “blesser” – or sugar daddy – a successful, married, company boss more than twice her age, he handed her a wad of cash. He was soon making regular deposits into her bank account, paying her rent and taking her out in exchange for sex, which […]

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

The minister of gender equality and child welfare, Doreen Sioka, condemned child marriages in the country, saying it permanently damages the future of the Namibian child. She made these remarks yesterday at Katima Mulilo during the international women’s day celebrations. At the same occasion, she also launched the national plan of action for the implementation […]

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

Officials in South Sudan say army troops entered a village near the capital, Juba, on Sunday and raped at least a half-dozen women and girls, some of them at gunpoint. The alleged rapes occurred less than two weeks after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir issued a warning that soldiers who commit acts of rape and […]