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16 Days of Activism – Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls

16 Days of Activism – Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls

A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focused on the largest study of the prevalence of violence against women. The report was on behalf of a special working group of the United Nations, and it revealed that across their lifetime, one in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate […]

UN Supporting ‘Trapped’ Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 Pandemic

UN Supporting ‘Trapped’ Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 Pandemic

 T.C.*, a Palestinian woman in Al-Bureij camp, one of the poorest and most crowded camps in the Gaza Strip, had long been verbally and physically abused by her husband.  The situation took a turn for the worse under the COVID-19 pandemic, with the abuse becoming a daily occurrence. “Sometimes I feel that this is a nightmare that […]

The Background: Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

The Background: Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence Despite the adoption of the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by the UN General Assembly in 1979, violence against women and girls remains a pervasive problem worldwide. To that end, the General Assembly issued resolution 48/104, laying the foundation for the road towards a world […]

Her Mother’s Husband

Her Mother’s Husband

Anytime Seyi came to school smiling, I knew her mother and father had got into a fight. Let me explain. Seyi was such a lovely girl with an aura of peace. She was the definition of beauty. Unless she told you, it would be imposible to guess that her house was like World War 3 […]

Time to Tackle Violence Against Women In Mali

Time to Tackle Violence Against Women In Mali

The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some men rallied in Bamako to protest against the trivialisation of violence against women. This was prompted by the revelation on social media of alleged intimate partner abuse involving a famous […]

Concerns Over Spike in GBV Cases During Lockdown In Zimbabwe

Concerns Over Spike in GBV Cases During Lockdown In Zimbabwe

Civic Society Organisations under the flagship of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have expressed concern over an increase in cases of gender based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Commemorations of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence began on the 25th of November under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, […]

Liberia Says #enough To Violence Against Women and Girls

Liberia Says #enough To Violence Against Women and Girls

Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime and Liberia is no exception, with 40% of women reporting at least one instance. Of the 1685 cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) recorded by the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MGCSP) in 2017, 1641 (97.4%) of […]

Gender Based Violence On The Rise In Malawi

Gender Based Violence On The Rise In Malawi

 Cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are said to be on the increase in Machinga with cases of defilement topping high. Chairperson for Machinga Police Women Network, Sergeant Brandina Kaunda, revealed this Wednesday at Machinga Community ground during the GBV sensitization meeting. The sensitization meeting marked the launch of 16 days of Activism that runs […]

Police Hand Over House to Elderly Woman As Part of 16 Days of Activism In Klipgat, 9 Dec

Police Hand Over House to Elderly Woman As Part of 16 Days of Activism In Klipgat, 9 Dec

“Count me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward” The South African Police Service (SAPS) will continue with their programme of action for the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence Against Women and Children on Friday, 9 December 2016 in the Klipgat area in the North-West Province. The aim of the day is […]

Lagos launches 16-day Fight Against Sexual, Gender Based Violence

Lagos launches 16-day Fight Against Sexual, Gender Based Violence

LAGOS State government through the State’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) is partnering with Access Bank to commemorate 16 days of activism to end all forms of violence against women and children. According to the state government, over 1,500 children drawn from both public and private schools in the state will receive age […]

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