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President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on governments represented at the United Nations General Assembly to end all forms of violence against women and girls. The President was speaking during a virtual high-level meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women convened by the United Nations General Assembly. “This session should […]

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities. Based on data obtained through the South African Police Service (SAPS), the government has identified 30 GBVF hotspots around the country. “Cabinet has assured the affected communities that working with […]

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

 Mahalapye East legislator Mr Yandani Boko has called for the establishment of special courts to deal with cases related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Contributing to the ongoing debate on the approval of the mid-term review of the NDP11, Mr Boko said those who were experiencing gender violence were deprived of a dignified life. He said […]

Violence Against Minors Still Worries Gender Stakeholders

Violence Against Minors Still Worries Gender Stakeholders

THE community has to use official forums to bring changes on cases of violence against minors. According to a survey which was made by this newspaper in different areas of Ilemela district, Mwanza region recently, it was revealed that there are still many cases of violence reported at various centres. Gender desks and one-stop centres […]

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage and other harmful practices carried out against millions of women and girls around the world each year. UNFPA made that call as it presented its State of the World Population report from UN headquarters in Geneva Monday. […]

De Lille Signs Off Shelters For GBV Victims

De Lille Signs Off Shelters For GBV Victims

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, says the government has signed off 12 properties in Gauteng and the Western Cape to be used as shelters for victims of gender-based violence. The Minister said this when she participated in a debate on gender-based violence in the National Assembly’s hybrid sitting on Tuesday afternoon. “As […]

U.N. Warns COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Gains In Equality For Women At Work

U.N. Warns COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Gains In Equality For Women At Work

The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out “the modest progress” made on gender equality at work in recent decades with women globally at greater risk of losing their jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Tuesday. The U.N. agency said the fall in global working hours was “significantly worse than previously estimated” in the first […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Moremi Clinic

LOUD WHISPERS: Moremi Clinic

In April 2019, I was invited to a seminar at the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice by the State Attorney-General, Hon Wale Fapounda. The seminar was about how to focus efforts on the needs of survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). Wale, my husband, and I go back a long way with regards […]

GBV Cases Decline In First Quarter Of 2020

GBV Cases Decline In First Quarter Of 2020

Zambia has recorded a decline in the number of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases. According to the latest statistics from the Victim Support Unit (VSU) of the Zambia Police Service, 5,040 GBV cases were recorded in the first quarter of 2020 countrywide, compared to 5584 cases recorded during the same period in 2019. The figures represented […]

Gender Based Violence, School Pregnancy Cases On The Rise In Tanzania

Gender Based Violence, School Pregnancy Cases On The Rise In Tanzania

THE number of gender-based violence (GBV) and schoolgirl pregnancy cases in Tarime District, Mara Region, is reportedly alarming. A police officer from the Gender and Children’s Desk from Tarime Rorya Regional Police Zone said this at a meeting held recently to assess the situation of GBV in Tarime. Pregnant and rape cases among schoolgirls are […]

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