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LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

LOUD WHISPERS: Before The Next Eulogy

A few years ago, I wrote a Loud Whispers essay called ‘Before the Next Eulogy’. It was about breaking the culture of enablement around gender-based violence. The recent death of the talented gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu after years of domestic violence is so painful because of its predictability. My maternal grandfather was known as a […]

QUEENS ON STREET

QUEENS ON STREET

By Jesutofunmi Janet Adeyemo Her voice would send chills down the spin of the strongest of men, she was Amanda. Daughter of the King, who swore that his daughter would be the prize to be won by the bravest of men. This was the beginning of the strange. Ken was a foreigner who had just arrived […]

Video Brings Domestic Violence Victims Back To Life To Warn Others

Video Brings Domestic Violence Victims Back To Life To Warn Others

“I was Michal Sela,” the dead woman says, looking straight into the camera. “In 2019, I was murdered by the man who was my husband, the killer Eliran Malul. And today, after I lost my life, I call on you: Listen to my voice.” The video is part of an Israeli public education campaign that […]

Sexual Violence In the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sexual Violence In the Democratic Republic of Congo

Year after year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are first-hand witnesses of the scale and impact of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2020, 10,810 survivors of sexual violence received medical and/or psychological care in MSF-supported medical facilities throughout the country. Sexual violence is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical […]

‘Safe Spaces’ Helping Women and Girls in West Darfur Tackle Trauma of Violence and Displacement

‘Safe Spaces’ Helping Women and Girls in West Darfur Tackle Trauma of Violence and Displacement

About 1,500 women and girls access five UN Population Fund (UNFPA) temporary safe spaces in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, each month, to tackle the trauma of violence and displacement, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says in its latest Sudan Situation Report. Sawakin, 35, fled armed clashes that erupted […]

Let us Unite to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls in Liberia

Let us Unite to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls in Liberia

The 25th of every month has been proclaimed by the United Nations Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign as ‘Orange Day.’ This is a day set aside to raise awareness and to take action to end violence against women and girls across the world. ‘Orange Day’ calls upon activists, governments and UN […]

Russian Women In Hope On Domestic Violence Ruling

Russian Women In Hope On Domestic Violence Ruling

She got slammed against her bathroom door and beaten up for refusing her husband sex. He got off with a small fine. Welcome to Russia – where an estimated one in five women suffer violence from their husband and where rights groups say the law offers little punishment and even less protection. Galina thinks her […]

Domestic Abuse Victims Honoured With Unfinished Portraits

Domestic Abuse Victims Honoured With Unfinished Portraits

A young British artist is commemorating domestic abuse victims killed by their partners or exes with a series of unfinished portraits – drawing each woman for just one minute for every year she lived. “The pictures highlight how these women’s lives were cut short. They are incomplete because the women were never allowed to live […]

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Women activists in Kilifi have called upon the County government to abolish the Sh3,000 charged for P3 forms in cases of domestic violence. They said the amount is too high for vulnerable girls and women and that it has denied them justice, especially at this time when domestic violence cases are on the rise in […]

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey published on Thursday found. More than half the 850 women interviewed in 15 African nations also reported a rise in sexual violence and almost one in three had observed […]

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