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The More Than Me Rape Situation In Liberia – Women Want Justice

The More Than Me Rape Situation In Liberia – Women Want Justice

Amid the public outburst of anger and indignation over the rape and abuse of over a dozen girls by a staff of the More Than Me (MTM) Academy, along with attempts by its founder, Katie Meyler, to cover-up evidence and protect the culprit, Macintosh Johnson (now deceased), the chair of the SHEROES International Forum Liberia, […]

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

  The world over, laws to protect rape victims are paper tigers, often enacted but rarely enforced, a researcher said here. A bevy of international laws prohibit rape, and governments have been mandated under these laws to enact, implement, and monitor legislation that addresses all forms of violence against women, according to Olufunke Adesuwa Akiyode, […]

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient The League’s Secretary General, Loide Iipinge said the sentences in the country are too compassionate considering the grievous damage rape does to victims and society at […]

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has refuted allegations that government is politicising issues of gender-based violence. The allegation, the Ministry said in a statement, emanates from remarks made by the #TheTotalShutDown movement following a media briefing by the Minister in Port Elizabeth on Monday. Dlamini held a briefing on the sidelines […]

No More Discriminatory Divorce Laws For Women In Transkei

No More Discriminatory Divorce Laws For Women In Transkei

In what is likely to be seen as a victory for vulnerable women married under the former Transkei regime, the Constitutional Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a section of the Divorce Act which prevented women married under the former Transkei Act, out of community of property, from claiming redistribution of assets upon divorce. In a […]

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 […]