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Ministry Of Gender Retires Eight Officers

Ministry Of Gender Retires Eight Officers

 The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development took advantage of its end of year party to also accord its retiring officers a warm and affectionate send off. The event was held on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at the Nomo gallery in Kampala. A total of eight officers including the Assistant Commissioner Children Affairs, James […]

Sweden And Ireland Commit To Fighting GBV

Sweden And Ireland Commit To Fighting GBV

The government of Sweden and Ireland yesterday (Thursday) signed an agreement of cooperation with the United Nations committing US$4.7 million towards supporting a Joint Programme on Zero Tolerance to Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Zimbabwe. Speaking at the signing ceremony, UN Resident Coordinator, Bishow Parajuli said gender equality needs to be addressed first to achieve […]

Members Of Parliament In Nambia Champion Women’s Right

Members Of Parliament In Nambia Champion Women’s Right

 Swapo MP Petrina Haingura has lamented the fact that gender-based violence continues to increase despite progressive legislation that exists to deter such violation of women’s rights. Haingura, and other parliamentarians Agnes Limbo and Sophia Swartz join over 100 other delegates in what is poised to be a historic convergence of women lawmakers at the first […]

Women’s Safety Campaign To be Launched In Johannesburg

Women’s Safety Campaign To be Launched In Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg will announce a “Woman Safety Campaign” with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Wednesday. At the event, martial arts specialists will teach students the basics of self-defence, and pamphlets containing safety tips, and whistles, will be distributed. The campaign was started in response to numerous reports of violence against women in […]

No Place for Women Abusers, Murderers In SA

No Place for Women Abusers, Murderers In SA

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen says abusers, murderers and rapists have no place in South Africa. The country recently attracted negative publicity following the raping, murdering and burning of women and children. “We are experiencing a wave of attacks and abuse levelled against women and children. We condemn these barbaric acts […]

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

The 2017 international women’s day (IWD) celebration has come and gone but not without leaving its fair share of big talks, jamborees, camaraderie and conundrums; at least from the perspective of a young man carving a path in Africa’s social sector of complex problems. Over the past week and in the spirit of commemorating the […]

Tanzania: Deputy Speaker Calls for Joint War Against Violence On Women

Tanzania: Deputy Speaker Calls for Joint War Against Violence On Women

DEPUTY Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Tulia Ackson has urged the public to join efforts in the battle against violence on women. The Deputy Speaker particularly condemned Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) widely practised against girls because it is contrary to human rights. She said the government had taken various measures to combat such practices. […]

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage. There has been an outcry amongst Malawians led by civil society organisations that Section 14 of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations […]

Zimbabwe: Domestic Violence Tops Up By 20%

Zimbabwe: Domestic Violence Tops Up By 20%

Domestic violence cases increased by 20 percent last year in Harare as compared to 2015, as police officers have been urged to continue sharpening their crime prevention strategies in order to safeguard life and property and reduce fear of crime in the province. Last year, police also managed to reduce crimes of concern by 5,4 […]

World Must Implement Pledges On Women’s Human Rights’

World Must Implement Pledges On Women’s Human Rights’

“Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” will provide concrete, practical and action-oriented recommendations that will cover significant new ground, on overcoming structural barriers to gender equality, gender-based discrimination and violence against women at work, a senior United Nations official stressed. Speaking at a consultation in preparation for the Commission on the Status […]

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