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Declare Femicide a National Disaster, Urges Fida-Kenya

Declare Femicide a National Disaster, Urges Fida-Kenya

Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya (Fida-Kenya) has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare femicide and gender-based violence (GBV) national disasters in the wake of the suspected murder of Olympian Agnes Tirop. Her husband Ibrahim Rotich, was arrested on Thursday in Changamwe, Mombasa County in relation to the death of his wife who was found dead […]

The Killing Doesn’t Stop During South Africa’s Women’s Month

The Killing Doesn’t Stop During South Africa’s Women’s Month

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them” Women’s Month in South Africa is celebrated in August. It commemorates the significant role held by women in South African society and celebrates the accomplishments of the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in August of 1956. […]

Government Calls for Joint Action To Curb GBV, Femicide

Government Calls for Joint Action To Curb GBV, Femicide

Government has strongly condemned gender-based violence and femicide following the brutal killing of three women in the Eastern Cape, North West and the Western Cape, as well as other incidents not featured in the media. In a harrowing incident, the mutilated body of 23-year-old Nosicelo Mtebeni was discovered in a suitcase in East London last […]

Turkey Considering Quitting Treaty On Violence Against Women

Turkey Considering Quitting Treaty On Violence Against Women

resident Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence. The officials said the AKP is set to decide by next week whether to withdraw from the deal, just […]

Femicides In Argentina Reach 10-year High Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Femicides In Argentina Reach 10-year High Under Coronavirus Lockdown

The number of women killed in Argentina has reached a 10-year high under coronavirus lockdown, a leading rights group said on Monday, with more than 50 femicides in less than two months. Three of those women were murdered in just the last four days, according to La Casa del Encuentro, a Buenos Aires-based feminist group […]

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation. The killing of journalist Karla Turcios, whose beaten body was found dumped on a roadside in 2018, made […]

South African Govt Declares ‘Femicide’ A National Crisis

South African Govt Declares ‘Femicide’ A National Crisis

The South African government has declared gender-based violence a national crisis. According to a new government report, a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa, and many are assaulted and raped before their death. The women of South Africa recently protested against the gender-based violence that seems to be spinning out of control. […]

Another Stabbing, Death Of UKZN Student Sparks Outrage In South Africa

Another Stabbing, Death Of UKZN Student Sparks Outrage In South Africa

Sinethemba Ndlovu, a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has died in hospital after she was stabbed by a man who allegedly “forced himself on her” while she worked at an event in Msinga, according to The Citizen. Major Thulani Zwane, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, confirmed Ndlovu’s passing saying: “It is alleged on September 22 at […]

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said: “Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. It is absolutely unacceptable that […]

Men Kill Women In EL Salvador – El Salvador Has The Highest Rates Of Femicide

Men Kill Women In EL Salvador –  El Salvador Has The Highest Rates Of Femicide

El Salvador, a country of 6 million people, has one of the world’s highest rates of femicide A year after El Salvador created a special unit to tackle the country’s high rates of killings of women, gang violence stands in the way of getting convictions, a top prosecutor said. El Salvador, a country of 6 […]