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Kenyan Men Take Lead In Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Kenyan Men Take Lead In Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Organisations involved in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and outdated cultural practices are now increasingly involving men owing to their influence in the African family setup. Men Engage Kenya Network (Menken), in partnership with Isiolo County Government, is undertaking a male-led advocacy campaign that seeks to engage 2,000 men in dealing with GBV cases, […]

Govt Intensifies War On Sexual Violence In Namibia

Govt Intensifies War On Sexual Violence In Namibia

The protest of young people under the banner #ShutItAllDown against sexual and gender-based violence has yielded some results as the government looks into filling nearly 160 vacancies within the police’s gender-based violence protection unit as a matter of urgency. Speaking in parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the police would identify candidates and train […]

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Community members from Makoni have singled out early child marriages in Makoni as the major driver of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This came out during a Women Rights and GBV reporting training conducted by Heal Zimbabwe on 17 September 2020. The training was attended by 32 women drawn from ward 32 Headlands, in Makoni District, Ward […]

Sexual Violence In Namibia

Sexual Violence In Namibia

Sexual assaults against women and children have become an epidemic of horror, with more disturbing reports highlighting the country’s horrific rape crisis. This past weekend, a number of rape and sexual assault cases were reported to the police, including an uncle who allegedly raped his niece in northern Namibia. According to the police, the alleged […]

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Government will prioritise the Sexual Offenders Bill in efforts to table it in the November Parliament sitting. Addressing the nation on gender-based violence (GBV) issues Friday, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said the bill proposed stiffer penalties and establishment of a sex offenders’ registry for recording and publicising names as well as particulars of all persons […]

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

Kenya Cabinet Approves Inter-Agency Program On Gender-Based Violence During COVID

Kenya Cabinet Approves Inter-Agency Program On Gender-Based Violence During COVID

The government will roll out an Inter-Agency Programme to prevent Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is after Cabinet gave its approval noting that there had been a marked uptick in undesirable social challenges, including domestic violence, GBV and violations of the rights of children. State House said the Cabinet, led by President Uhuru […]

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

The South African government and its partners will make good on its promise to protect the country’s women and children against gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed. To demonstrate this commitment, the government recently set the wheels in motion to tighten perceived legislative loopholes. Apart from the R1.6 billion Emergency Response Action Plan to […]

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

At the request of the women of the Republic of Mali, who have expressed the desire to be supported in their initiatives to end the crisis facing the country, a virtual high-level consultation was convened, bringing together fifty-nine (59) women leaders from Mali representing different socio-political backgrounds, and the representatives of the Economic Community of […]

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

The Nigerian government has been urged to domesticate all international and regional legal frameworks that promote Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (WSRH&R). This was one of the outcomes of a three-day workshop for journalists on the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and its implications on women’s health. In a communique issued Friday at the end […]

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