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South African Women Risk Assault To Reach Work As Taxi Violence Surges

South African Women Risk Assault To Reach Work As Taxi Violence Surges

Activists say women are particularly vulnerable in a country where a sexual offence is committed every 10 minutes * Violence between taxi firms has left thousands stranded * Women are at risk walking long distances to and from work * Activists have called for more police and community engagement South African language tutor Debbie Odumuko […]

One In Four Women Is Not Free To Say No To Sex – U.N. Research

One In Four Women Is Not Free To Say No To Sex – U.N. Research

Only about half the world’s women can make their own decisions on sexual consent and health care, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning such limited rights stand in the way of gender equality. One in four women were not free to say no to sex, and a higher proportion were unable to make their […]

Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives In Disasters

Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and to redress deadly exclusion. Even though the quality of disaggregated data needs to be improved, research shows that women and […]