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Make Zero Tolerance Against GBV Trend

Make Zero Tolerance Against GBV Trend

Social activist Josy Nghipandua said zero-tolerance against gender-based violence needs to trend so that whoever goes against the grain is discouraged to behave in a manner that harms the next person. She said this at a discussion titled ‘Gender-based violence: Shaping youth foresight from awareness to accountability’ hosted by Masters of Journalism students from the […]

U.N. Forced Labour Drive Hits Target With Backing Of 50 Nations

U.N. Forced Labour Drive Hits Target With Backing Of 50 Nations

The world has reached a “major milestone” in the drive to combat modern slavery after Sudan became the fiftieth country to back a United Nations treaty against forced labour, the U.N. International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. The legally binding 2014 pact – a protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention – compels […]

Cambodian Tycoon Faces Police Probe After Wife-Beating Videos Go Viral

Cambodian Tycoon Faces Police Probe After Wife-Beating Videos Go Viral

A Cambodian property tycoon is being investigated by police after a montage of video clips showing him attacking his ex-wife went viral this week, prompting a rebuke from the government as it faces pressure to take tougher action on domestic abuse. Following outrage over the video, Duong Chhay, 31, took to Facebook Live to accuse […]

Rise in GBV Cases Worrisome, Says Magistrate

Rise in GBV Cases Worrisome, Says Magistrate

A CHINHOYI magistrate has raised concern over the prevalence of gender-based violence against women. Magistrate Tapiwa Banda was passing a sentence against two men who were found guilty of abusing their spouses in two separate incidents. In the first case, Luckmore Zuze (42) of Longmead B farm, Chinhoyi on 6 February this year beat up […]

Rwandan Diaspora Commit to Inculcate Gender Equity in Youth

Rwandan Diaspora Commit to Inculcate Gender Equity in Youth

Members of the Rwandan community in different countries in West Africa have committed to reinforcing the dialogue related to gender equity within their families so as to help rally the youth on the subject. Last weekend, the Embassy of Rwanda in Senegal hosted a virtual event bringing together Rwandans and friends of Rwanda living in […]

WARIF, Ford Foundation Train Stakeholders On Prevention of GBV

WARIF, Ford Foundation Train Stakeholders On Prevention of GBV

Women at Risk International Organisation (WARIF) in partnership with Ford Foundation is tackling gender-based violence in Nigeria with the community-based Gatekeepers Project. This includes training and awareness workshops for traditional birth attendants, law enforcement officers and religious leaders. Launched in 2017, the Gatekeepers project commenced with the training of 1000 Traditional Birth Attendants across 15 […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

LOUD WHISPERS: Ownership

From November 25th-December 10th there was the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign. During this period, there are activities around the world to draw attention to the need to eradicate gender violence, ranging from marches to seminars and engagements with policy makers. What started out as an idea put forward […]

Egypt Fights Sexual Harassment On the Train With Commuter Campaign

Egypt Fights Sexual Harassment On the Train With Commuter Campaign

The Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Plateau State, Veronica Abe, said yesterday that the commission and its partners have recorded 664 cases of gender-based violence in the state from January 2020 till date. Speaking in Jos during a solidarity march to sensitise people on gender-based violence, she said 183 […]

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during a dialogue to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign To the women of our nation, To my fellow South Africans, Since just after sunrise this morning, our national flag has been flying at half-mast across the country in memory of the […]

Minister Kaliati Warns Perpetrators of GBV

Minister Kaliati Warns Perpetrators of GBV

Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has warned that her ministry will punish anyone involved in gender-based violence (GBV) against girls, women and the elderly in the country. The Minister made the remarks in Lilongwe on Thursday during a press briefing where she condemned what she described as extreme inhuman forms […]

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