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Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Sexual violence is a devastating weapon of war accompanied by fear and misunderstanding. Perpetrators are often soldiers who act with impunity. “Rapists have to be brought to justice, but how can we do this when the rapists are those in power?” said Mildred, a survivor of conflict-related sexual violence from Zimbabwe. Mildred is one of […]

Women Urged To Go For Breast Cancer Screening

Women Urged To Go For Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is becoming a cause for concern in Cameroon as more women get to the hospital when it is at an advanced stage. World Health Organization revealed that in developing countries, most cases of breast cancer are presented in a very late stage due to lack of early detection, lack of adequate diagnosis and […]

Mexico Announces End To Funding For Human Trafficking NGOs

Mexico Announces End To Funding For Human Trafficking NGOs

Mexico is an origin, transit and destination country for thousands of human trafficking victims Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the president said on Monday, drawing criticism from activists who said the plan lacked detail. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed past corruption […]

Women Injured In North Darfur ‘Land Dispute’

Women Injured In North Darfur ‘Land Dispute’

Two displaced women from the camps in Kabkabiya in North Darfur have been injured in attacks by paramilitaries on farms, under the pretext of ownership of the land. Displaced people reported that militants carried out a series of attacks on displaced people on farms at Bora and Habor areas of North Kabkabiya from June 7 […]

Tanzania Budget Imposes New Taxes On Wigs, Sanitary Towels

Tanzania Budget Imposes New Taxes On Wigs, Sanitary Towels

Tanzania’s Minister of Finance and Planning Philip Mpango has announced a 25 per cent tax for imported wigs and hair extensions and a 10 per cent tax for locally manufactured ones. The taxes come into effect in July, he said in Parliament on Thursday as he read the country’s 2019/2020 Budget, eliciting applause from the […]

Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

 In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire […]

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Sudan civil society activist Hassan Abdelati spoke to FRED OLUOCH on the situation in their country, challenges and the way forward. President Omar al-Bashir is gone but the people who were the power behind him for the past 30 years still hold positions of influence. What are the protesters planning to do about this? The objectives of […]

FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not To ‘Die in Silence’

FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not To ‘Die in Silence’

As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), as it was normal for girls. But she was shocked to learn about reconstructive surgery for FGM at a 2013 screening in West Africa of her award-winning documentary “The Cut” – […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Praying Or Preying?

LOUD WHISPERS: Praying Or Preying?

In 2016, I wrote an article, ‘When will ‘Servants of God’ stop preying on women and children? Five Lessons from the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo Saga’. Almost on a daily basis, there are reports about religious leaders abusing members of their congregation. This problem is a global one, and has been around for a long time, […]

Companies Should Step Up Human Rights To Profit – Amy Clooney

Companies Should Step Up Human Rights To Profit – Amy Clooney

If they don’t act on rights abuses, businesses risk being judged by their employees, shareholders and the public, says high-profile lawyer Companies need to put respect for human rights at the core of their businesses, with “doing good” likely to become a longer-lasting trend if they see it as a way to boost profits, international […]

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