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The Young Women Protesting Globally – For The First Time – Against Sexual Abuse

The Young Women Protesting Globally – For The First Time – Against Sexual Abuse

The kidnap and murder of a young woman who vanished while walking home in London has sparked vigils in Britain, which come amid a wave of similar demonstrations worldwide with many first-time protesters voicing outrage over sexual violence. A policeman has been charged with the murder of Sarah Everard, whose death this month has prompted […]

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 […]

Pressure Mounts On Ramaphosa To Announce Decisive Steps To Combat Gender-Based

Pressure Mounts On Ramaphosa To Announce Decisive Steps To Combat Gender-Based

Gender activists have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to use his 2021 State of the Nation Address to announce concrete measures to tackle the nationwide scourge of gender-based-violence. Two sentences of life imprisonment were imposed on Lungile Nxelelwa by the Palm Springs Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 10 February for the murder of his girlfriend, Keneilwe […]

GBVF Response Fund Raises R128 Million

GBVF Response Fund Raises R128 Million

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sincere appreciation to the private sector for the R128 million pledge by companies and organised business to help fight the scourge of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) in South Africa. The amount was raised during the launch of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund 1 aimed at supporting […]

Lagos Assembly Backs Fida, Agencies On GBV

Lagos Assembly Backs Fida, Agencies On GBV

As part of efforts to mark the 16 Days of Activism of Eradication of Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Lagos State House of Assembly concluded plans to give legal backing to any agency that ensure speedy justice on Gender-Based Violence, GBV. This was part of “A Bill for a Law to provide for the Lagos […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Need to Rethink Our Fight Against Gender-Based Violence To Incorporate All of Society

We Need to Rethink Our Fight Against Gender-Based Violence To Incorporate All of Society

A nation so focused on forgetting is unable to tackle the systemic causes of gender-based violence because it does not address its past perpetuation of this violence. It’s time that we start having frank conversations. South Africa is a nation at war for decades. The enemy has been its women. With the #16DaysOfActivism for No […]

Govt Moves to Formulate Policy On Safety, Security in Schools

Govt Moves to Formulate Policy On Safety, Security in Schools

As a result of the increase in gender-based violence, which in turn affects school enrolment and attendance among others, the federal government has concluded plans for a policy formulation on safety and security in the country’s basic education system. This will be in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Union and […]

Women Who Escaped Slavery Turn Anti-Trafficking Crusaders In India

Women Who Escaped Slavery Turn Anti-Trafficking Crusaders In India

 Separated from her parents, Jayashree Ponrajan spent most of her teenage years trapped in a form of bonded labour – forced to live and work in the spinning mills of southern India. It took Ponrajan years to find a way out, but ever since then she has been denouncing the recruitment of teenagers in India’s […]

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