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LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]

Mali: Djeba – My Child Marriage Nightmare

Mali: Djeba – My Child Marriage Nightmare

In her family’s house in a rural village in the municipality of Baroueli, located in the Segou region of Mali, 20-year-old Djeba gives a broad smile as she sits her son on her lap. But behind the smile are memories of pain and trauma. Djeba was a brilliant student who had big ambitions for her […]

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

More than 250 marginalised women in Africa will later this year climb Mount Kilimanjaro to advocate women’s rights towards accessing natural resources, an official said on Sunday. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak, and stands at […]

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

Maya is one of the many Romanian girls lured to work in brothels and massage parlours across Europe in the hope of escaping poverty at home. Often deceived by boyfriends who are little more than pimps, these teenagers are desperate for a better life. Maya is now in a brothel in Switzerland, but her younger […]

Women In Peru Protest Against Rising Tide Of Murder And Sexual Crime

Women In Peru Protest Against Rising Tide Of Murder And Sexual Crime

Women’s rights campaigners will take to the streets of Peru on Saturday to protest against sexual violence, in a move described by the country’s women’s minister as “a cry against impunity”. Organisers estimate that more than 50,000 people could take part in the march in the capital, Lima. Thousands more are expected to participate in […]

Trafficked To Turin: The Nigerian Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Italy

Trafficked To Turin: The Nigerian Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Italy

It’s just after 9pm when the first Nigerian women start to appear on the streets of Asti, a small city near Turin in northern Italy. Some stand in groups of two or three, flagging down passing cars or checking their phones. Many are alone – solitary figures backlit by the stream of headlights moving into […]

Venezuela Crisis: Sterilizations Soar As Couples Count The Cost Of children

Venezuela Crisis: Sterilizations Soar As Couples Count The Cost Of children

Rawlins/Reuters Reuters in Caracas Wednesday 3 August 2016 17.33 BST Last modified on Wednesday 3 August 2016 18.24 BST Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 179 Comments 32 Save for later Venezuela’s food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are reluctantly opting […]

A Woman’s Right To Her Real Estate

I want to talk about the Malawian “Hyena” issue. Actually, I want to SCREAM!!! I was shocked beyond words to read that a man in 2016 takes pride in having the ‘job’ to deflower young girls as part of a rite of passage into womanhood. This man isn’t developing a cure for the world’s dreaded diseases […]

Landmark Ruling Provides Legal Clarity For Women’s Right To Tenure On Farms

Landmark Ruling Provides Legal Clarity For Women’s Right To Tenure On Farms

The devastating impact on the family of a worker who had lived on a Citrusdal farm for almost 40 years before he was dismissed and evicted, potentially leaving his wife, children and grandchildren destitute, was highlighted in a landmark Constitutional Court ruling on 14 July. A majority judgment found that the man’s wife was entitled […]

Zika Emergency Pushes Women To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law

Zika Emergency Pushes Women To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law

Women’s groups in Brazil are set to challenge the abortion laws this summer in the hope of making a safe and legal termination possible for women at risk of delivering a baby born with defects after exposure to the Zika virus. “Women should be able to decide and have the means to terminate pregnancies because […]