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Japan’s Suicide Rise Among Women and Girls Under COVID-19

Japan’s Suicide Rise Among Women and Girls Under COVID-19

 Suicide rates in Japan have jumped in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found. The July-October suicide rate rose 16% from the same period a year earlier, a stark reversal of […]

Ministry Plans Sensitisation Tours to FGM Prone Counties

Ministry Plans Sensitisation Tours to FGM Prone Counties

The government has raised concern over the increase in Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practices in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic. Of major concern is that the cases have cropped up in areas which had previously made progress in the vice’s eradication according to Public Service and Gender Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rachel Shebesh. […]

Women And Name Change After Marriage

Women And Name Change After Marriage

One of my friends got married a week ago and I was surprised to see her update on all social media platforms the next day that she would want to be addressed as ‘Mrs Husband’s Surname’ henceforth. This actually got me thinking, what is the fuss about a woman changing her last name to that […]

Gender Violence Takes Centre-Stage In New Spanish Opera

Gender Violence Takes Centre-Stage In New Spanish Opera

The death of a woman at the hands of her former lover is played out repeatedly in a dark new take on a classic opera in Madrid that seeks to leave audiences questioning their own attitudes to gender violence. In “Marie”, award-winning Spanish playwright Lola Blasco recasts an unfinished 19th-century story that inspired the avant-garde […]

What Is ‘Little’ Abuse

What Is ‘Little’ Abuse

I AM A WOMAN WITH AN AMAZING JOB! I AM A WOMAN WITH A GREAT LEVEL OF SELF ESTEEM I AM WOMAN WHO WILL NEVER TOLERATE PHYSICAL ABUSE….. These were just a few statements She used to make at the beginning. Patricia was an established lawyer. 7 years into practising and she was known as […]

Malawi Women Lawyers Say Hands Tied Over Msundwe Rape Cases

Malawi Women Lawyers Say Hands Tied Over Msundwe Rape Cases

Women lawyers, who have been pushing for the prosecution of police officers who allegedly raped some women in Msundwe, Lilongwe say the women lawyers grouping is surprised with the prolonged silence on the matter. The Women Lawyers Association of Malawi took the matter to court on behalf of the sexual victims. Women Lawyers Association of […]

Black, Minority Women In Canada Left Behind In COVID-19 Job Recovery

Black, Minority Women In Canada Left Behind In COVID-19 Job Recovery

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, women of colour in Canada still face far higher unemployment than white women, official data shows, in part because they tend to work jobs in hard-hit sectors and often care for children or relatives. The unemployment rate for minority women was 10.5% in November, compared with 6.2% for white […]

FIRST Lady Masekoalane Majoro Shares Her GBV Experience

FIRST Lady Masekoalane Majoro Shares Her GBV Experience

FIRST Lady Masekoalane Majoro has revealed that she is a victim of gender-based violence (GBV). Ms Majoro said as a woman in patriarchal society, she had been subjected to various forms of abuse and at one time a male manager demanded sexual favours to give her a job that she was well-qualified for. She said […]

Pandemic Seen Fueling Cambodian ‘Bride Trafficking’ to China

Pandemic Seen Fueling Cambodian ‘Bride Trafficking’ to China

 The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic driving more young women and girls abroad to support their families, according to two charities that help victims. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of women from Southeast Asia have been sent to China by […]

‘Kung Fu nuns’ Deliver Aid, Health Advice In pandemic-Hit Himalayas

‘Kung Fu nuns’ Deliver Aid, Health Advice In pandemic-Hit Himalayas

Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid – and health advice – to villagers left destitute and sick by COVID-19. Nicknamed the “Kung Fu nuns” because they train in martial arts, the women come from the Drukpa lineage – the only female order […]

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