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Fight Man’s Presumption To Power – Michelle Obama

Fight Man’s Presumption To Power – Michelle Obama

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday urged girls to resist the “imposter syndrome” she had felt on the way up and fight men for power, saying plenty of them didn’t deserve it. On a trip to Asia to promote girls’ education, Obama contrasted her path to the top as a black woman with […]

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu remembers when she returned to her home village in northern Ethiopia and saw women squatting over holes in the ground. Without any sanitary pads to use during their menstrual period, they were stuck in this undignified position. “How is that possible? And they were telling me that they don’t even use underwear,” she […]

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 […]

The Rape/ Murdered Women Map In South Africa

The Rape/ Murdered Women Map In South Africa

It has its own currency, passports and a blood-stained map, but this is no ordinary country. Welcome to the Republic of Sexual Abuse, the creation of a group of campaigners in South Africa, where a woman is murdered every three hours. The fictional country is the centrepiece of an exhibition held in a Johannesburg mall […]

Alimosho LG Has Highest Rape Prevalence – Warien Rose Foundation

Alimosho LG Has Highest Rape Prevalence – Warien Rose Foundation

Failure to report immediately as well as the absence of hard evidence as of the time of the report, are primary reasons most rape victims do not obtain justice in the court of law. Also, the inability of the family unit to accept rape as a criminal offence and desist from sweeping under the carpet […]

The Runaway Husbands Of India

The Runaway Husbands Of India

In a pink-walled room of a government office at the foot of the Himalayas, Indian women spend their days cancelling the passports of runaway husbands. Midday on a Monday, the father of a woman who married a merchant marine is explaining how the husband lied about being single and failed to disclose the fact that […]

New Sex Offenders Register May Deter Nigerians With ‘No Conscience’

New Sex Offenders Register May Deter Nigerians With ‘No Conscience’

Employers must use Nigeria’s new national sex offenders register to vet their staff for it to succeed and the public must be made aware that it exists, rights activists said on Wednesday. The online database will contain the names of people convicted of sexual offences since 2015 and will be free to access. For a […]

The Drive To Close Gaps On Health Issues Facing Women And Girls

The Drive To Close Gaps On Health Issues Facing Women And Girls

In Africa today women still die needlessly during childbirth. They also fall pregnant when they aren’t ready and don’t want to get pregnant. And there are still many obstacles on their path to living full and fulfilled lives. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to people’s health and survival, to economic development, and […]

GBV Committee Recommends Interventions In South Africa

GBV Committee Recommends Interventions In South Africa

The Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has recommended a raft of emergency response interventions to the country’s gender-based violence and femicide crisis. The committee comprises a range of government departments and entities, civil society organisations focused on GBVF, research institutions, development agencies and other organisations. The committee said it had met […]

Thailand’s Human Traffickers Flout 99% Of Court Orders To Compensate Victims

Thailand’s Human Traffickers Flout 99% Of Court Orders To Compensate Victims

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than 130 million baht ($4.3 million) for damages […]