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Kenyatta Blames Covid-19 on Increase in Gender Violence

Kenyatta Blames Covid-19 on Increase in Gender Violence

President Uhuru Kenyatta has decried the rising cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Africa. He spoke at a panel discussion during the opening session of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in France, saying the GBV situation had reached global emergency levels GEF is a global gender equality gathering convened by United Nations (UN) Women and […]

Female Judges Now Appeal For Sgbv Courts

Female Judges Now Appeal For Sgbv Courts

Women judges are the latest sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) responders appealing for special courts to expedite the conclusion of the related offences. Since last year when SGBV cases rose by 92.2 per cent, women rights advocates have consistently made the call to save survivors from extended psychological trauma and costly litigation. “As women judges, […]

SADC-PF Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Meets to Share Lessons On Gender-Based Violence

SADC-PF Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Meets to Share Lessons On Gender-Based Violence

Member states of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum’s (SADC-PF’s) Women’s Parliamentary Caucus which advocates for women’s rights and gender equality in the SADC-PF, met to share lessons and experiences that emanate from the gender-based violence (GBV) data that was gathered during the hard lockdown period. The lessons are taken to assess what should […]

Bank Supports Govt in Fight for Women Liberation

Bank Supports Govt in Fight for Women Liberation

NMB Bank is upbeat in realising President Samia Suluhu Hassan quest to liberate women economically by providing them with entrepreneurship education as well as capital to run their businesses. Early this week, the bank launched the Mwanamke Jasiri platform that loosely translates as a Brave Woman podium for all women in the Southern Regions aimed […]

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 […]

End GBV to Save Women From HIV, Urges UN Agency

End GBV to Save Women From HIV, Urges UN Agency

United Nations HIV/Aids agency has called for urgent action to end gender-based violence (GBV) which exacerbates women’s vulnerability to HIV. “Women who have experienced physical or sexual intimate partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV,” read a May 28, tweet posted on Joint United Nations Program on HIV/Aids (UNAids) account. “Governments must […]

Improving Access to Water Can Help Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Improving Access to Water Can Help Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Water is such a precious commodity in life and addressing the constraints women and young girls face in accessing and managing it, is important in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV). And recent media tour organised by UN Women to Hopley and Epworth, major sprawling settlements to the south and east of Harare showed the […]

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 […]

Egypt Toughens Penalties for FGM – Activists Remain Sceptical

Egypt Toughens Penalties for FGM – Activists Remain Sceptical

Most of the 28 countries in Africa where FGM is endemic have banned FGM, although enforcement is generally weak Egypt has toughened penalties for female genital mutilation (FGM), imposing prison terms of up to 20 years in a push to end the ancient practice. It is the second time Egypt’s parliament has cracked down on […]

Govt Raises Concerns Over Rising Gender-Based Violence

Govt Raises Concerns Over Rising Gender-Based Violence

The government has raised concerns over increasing cases of gender-based violence in the Country. According to the Ministry of Public Service and Gender, GBV cases are on an upward trajectory with the incidents coinciding with the Covid-19 period. The Cabinet Secretary in the ministry, Margaret Kobia, said at the end of 2020 some 5,009 gender-based […]

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