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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 […]

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 […]