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The Quest To End Child Marriage In Indonesia

The Quest To End Child Marriage In Indonesia

Indonesia must change its laws to end child marriage in the world’s most populous Muslim country where thousands of girls are trapped in a kind of “hell”, an Indonesian lawmaker said on Monday. Indonesia has one of the worst records for under-age marriage – its high number of child brides puts it among the top […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents(Can We Castrate These Men?)

AW  Gist : The Change Agents(Can We Castrate These Men?)

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 […]

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

AT a time the abuse of women and children reach crisis levels in the region and beyond, Malawi has come out as an exception. Breakthroughs follow high levels of prosecution and justice for victims as well as the annulment of child marriages. The success stories in the northern Mzimba and central Ntchisi are the culmination […]

Kigali Global Shapers Lobbies For Corporate Gender Diversity

Kigali Global Shapers Lobbies For Corporate Gender Diversity

According to a report by the World Economic Forum, it is estimated that by 2050, one-quarter of the world’s population will be African, which means that one in eight people will be an African woman. Yet, even with these statistics, African women lack the economic clout their numbers might suggest. That disconnect has adverse implications […]

Rescued From Sex Slavery, Red Tape Traps Bangladeshi Girls In India

Rescued From Sex Slavery, Red Tape Traps Bangladeshi Girls In India

Priya was 15 when a relative in Bangladesh tricked her with the promise of a dream job as a singer, drugged her, and trafficked her across the border into the sex trade in India. After several failed attempts to escape the brothel in the eastern state of West Bengal where she was trapped for six […]

Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks

Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks

Abdulaziz, Aminatu, Absatu, Abdulmanaf. Fahad. And, well, also Mansour. They are the names Zeinab Garba has in mind for any future children she has. But for now, the mother of two has decided to set aside plans for more offspring by using a contraceptive, to give a better future to Rachid, her restless 3-year-old boy, […]

1 Million Women, Children At Risk Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Abuse As Poverty Deepens

1 Million Women, Children At Risk Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Abuse As Poverty Deepens

NEARLY one million women and children in Zimbabwe are vulnerable to domestic violence and sexual abuse due to the rising food insecurity and the worsening economic crisis in the country, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned. It said most households in Zimbabwe were adopting extreme coping mechanisms to survive. […]

Saudi Arabia Allows Foreign Men And Women To Share Hotel Rooms

Saudi Arabia Allows Foreign Men And Women To Share Hotel Rooms

Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a new tourist visa regime to attract holidaymakers. Women, including Saudis, are also permitted to rent hotel rooms by themselves, in a break with previous regulations. The moves appear to pave […]

Political Parties Call For Heavy Penalties On GBV Crimes

Political Parties Call For Heavy Penalties On GBV Crimes

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM)’s student command wants parliament to introduce strict laws to address the escalating cases and killings related to gender-based violence. The LPM’s student leader, Duminga Ndala, said perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) should also be handed heavy penalties to discourage people from committing similar crimes. In an interview with The Namibian […]

19 Pregnant Teens And Women Rescued From Suspected Baby Traffickers

19 Pregnant Teens And Women Rescued From Suspected Baby Traffickers

Nineteen pregnant teens and women were rescued as Nigerian police busted a suspected child trafficking ring planning to sell babies, a police spokesman told CNN on Monday. The victims, ranging in age from 15 to 28, were found in different locations in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, in a police raid earlier this month, police said. […]

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