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Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men must not let other men get away with being abusive, and should call each other out on it instead, said one of the men participating in a planned march in Khayelitsha, Cape on Monday. “We seem to think that it [an abuser] is just a monster from this alternate universe, but it is men […]

Women Are Rejected For Having Ghetto Names

Women Are Rejected For Having Ghetto Names

A Missouri health clinic sent emails to multiple women applicants, denying them job offers because of their names. At least 20 women, including Hermeisha Robinson and Dorneshia Zachery, received rejection letters from St. Louis’ Mantality Health center earlier this week. In the email, the company said it did not hire candidates that have what it […]

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Lilongwe July 9, 2018: Parliamentary Women Caucus has asked the government to consider increasing budgetary allocation for Malawi national netball team the Queens for them to perform better in international competitions. Chairperson for the Caucus, Jessie Kabwila made the appeal on Sunday during the launch of the 2018 Mpico Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Police […]

Illiteracy Prevents Women From Enjoying Their Rights – Isaura Nyusi

Illiteracy Prevents Women From Enjoying Their Rights – Isaura Nyusi

 Mozambique’s First Lady, Isaura Nyusi, declared on Tuesday that illiteracy remains an obstacle preventing women from the full enjoyment of their rights. Speaking at a meeting with residents of the town of Muecate, in the northern province of Nampula, where she is on a four day visit, she said this was why the government lays […]

Radiologist Encourages Women To Screen For Breast Cancer

Radiologist Encourages Women To Screen For Breast Cancer

 A Walvis Bay based radiologist has urged women aged 40 and above to have their breast examined for cancer through mammogram screenings. Dr. Joseph Kabongo, a specialist diagnostic radiologist at Erongo Medical feels women from the age of 40 should have a mammogram screening once a year while women who are 55 and above should […]

Creating Workplace Structures Against Sexual Violence

Creating Workplace Structures Against Sexual Violence

It’s time that the social justice sector strengthened its own response to sexual harassment and misconduct. Here, Sonke grapples with the difficult questions that must still be answered if we are to stem harassment in the workplace, every workplace, and reflects on our approach. We hope that our journey, and that of other organisations wrestling […]

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

 A sentence of flogging was carried out by Omdurman Criminal Court on Tuesday against a woman who married without the consent of her father and brothers, even though her marriage was authorised and witnessed. The defence lawyer said the flogging sentence was carried out after the woman and her child completed more than eight months […]

African Union To Rebuild Gender Sentiments

African Union To Rebuild Gender Sentiments

The African Union has apologised over allegations of gender-related discrimination made by its women staff. Last week, The East African published a story quoting memos issued by a group of women who condemned discrimination and utter disregard of female employees especially in the African Union Commission’s Peace and Security organ. This week, AUC deputy chair […]

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

 The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. […]

Can Muslim Feminism Find a Third Way?

RABAT, Morocco — Last month, Asma Lamrabet, a well-known Moroccan feminist, resigned from her position at the Mohammedan League of Scholars, where she headed a center of women’s studies in Islam. She was pushed to resign, she explained in a statement, by the backlash over her support for a demand that remains controversial in the […]

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