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New Moroccan Law Fails To Protect Women From Forced Marriage

New Moroccan Law Fails To Protect Women From Forced Marriage

 The new law criminalizes “harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation or ill treatment of women” A new law criminalising violence against women that came into effect in Morocco on Wednesday does not fully protect women against forced marriage or domestic violence, activists said. Campaigners broadly welcomed the new law, which criminalizes “harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation or ill […]

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

 Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has stated that citizens’ support remained the only option to the elimination and prevention of Gender Based Violence. Mr Tsogwane said this at the Gender Based Violence (GBV) meeting organised by Botswana Police and Security Association of Botswana in Letlhakane on August 31. Gender Based Violence or its fear, he […]

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

 Hundreds of women and girls in Kenya are using SMS to report cases of rape through a toll-free messaging service set up to help survivors break the silence around sexual violence in the conservative nation, the initiative’s founder said on Thursday.   Although there are several hotlines for victims of sex attacks, the SMS platform […]

Moroccan Laws Take Women Off Their Inheritance

Moroccan Laws Take Women Off Their Inheritance

One hundred Moroccan intellectuals have signed a petition demanding that the country’s sexist inheritance rule be repealed. I am among the signatories. This rule, ta’sib, is enshrined in the Moroccan family code, a document that outlines laws and rules related to family matters. It is, overall, a fairly progressive document – but not when it comes to inheritance. Ta’sib […]

Fighting Against Gender Bias- Safe Haven For Women And Girls

Fighting Against Gender Bias- Safe Haven For Women And Girls

Panelists said in the efforts of upholding gender equality, fighting biased traditional norms against women’s right and dignity is a must. Speaking at the panel discussion organized by Ethiopian Academy of Science, one of the panelists and Gender Activist Dr. Sihin Tefera said the nation needs to do a lot towards the fight against gender […]

RNP Wants Prominent Roles For Women

RNP Wants Prominent Roles For Women

The Deputy National Women Leader of the Re-build Nigeria Party (RNP), Dr. Stella Alhassan, has described lack of prominent roles for women in politics as “the bane of political crises in the country.” Dr. Alhassan, who spoke during a consultative meeting with the party’s states women leaders in Abuja yesterday, said women, considering their importance […]

MeToo Campaign – Simone Biles Steps Forward

MeToo Campaign – Simone Biles Steps Forward

Olympic champion Simone Biles is the latest gymnast to come forward and share that she was molested by Team USA doctor Larry Nassar. Biles, 20, opened up about her experience in an open letter on Monday, January 15th. She shared the note on Twitter, captioning it “Feelings…” and “#MeToo.” “Most of you know me as a […]

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 […]

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