Home » Posts tagged with » Gender Violence

Top Fashion Brands Found Failing On Gender Equality In New Index

Top Fashion Brands Found Failing On Gender Equality In New Index

Adidas and Gap Inc are among the best performing fashion brands at tackling gender inequality, according to a new index which found that most retailers are failing to support women in their boardrooms and factories. The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)’s Gender Benchmark showed that nearly two-thirds of the top 35 apparel brands have not publicly backed gender […]

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Is a Collective Task

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Is a Collective Task

In Nigeria, the percentage of women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 has increased from 28 per cent in both 2008 and 2013 to 31 per cent in 2018. Officer in charge, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Lagos State, Muhammad Okorie, notes that before 25 years, a girl must have been violated either […]

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 […]

Govt Set For Trial Of 800 Boko Haram Suspects

Govt Set For Trial Of 800 Boko Haram Suspects

The 800 suspects are part of about 1,000 whose case files have been reviewed by the federal government’s prosecutors since 2019. About 800 suspects linked to the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, have been prepared for prosecution which will start as soon as the ongoing judiciary workers’ strike is over, an official has said. The […]

No Bail for Former MP Accused of Rape

No Bail for Former MP Accused of Rape

Former National Council member Steve Biko Booys, who is accused of raping his biological daughter, was denied bail yesterday. The 42-year-old Booys, who is also a former Okahandja constituency councillor, was remanded in custody and his case postponed to 14 July when he appeared in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Magistrate Khaepriums Swartz dismissed Booys’ […]

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to violence. Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school. Learners who are victimised at school […]

Protests Break Out After Murder Of Kidnapped Woman In Kyrgyzstan

Protests Break Out After Murder Of Kidnapped Woman In Kyrgyzstan

 Hundreds of people rallied in front of Kyrgyzstan’s interior ministry on Thursday to demand the resignation of its leadership for what they called police inaction over the murder of a kidnapped woman. Aizada Kanatbekova, 27, was kidnapped on April 5 and found strangled in a car in a rural area two days later, together with […]

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 […]

Men Enlisted To Fight ‘Tradition’ Of Gender Violence In Cambodia

Men Enlisted To Fight ‘Tradition’ Of Gender Violence In Cambodia

 Dinner is late. The laundry isn’t done. The pickles aren’t sour enough. When it comes to reasons for a man to beat his wife, Rem Ran has heard it all. For most his 40 years, the construction worker saw domestic violence as “a normal part of life” in a nation where, until 2007, girls were […]

Gender Violence Takes Centre-Stage In New Spanish Opera

Gender Violence Takes Centre-Stage In New Spanish Opera

The death of a woman at the hands of her former lover is played out repeatedly in a dark new take on a classic opera in Madrid that seeks to leave audiences questioning their own attitudes to gender violence. In “Marie”, award-winning Spanish playwright Lola Blasco recasts an unfinished 19th-century story that inspired the avant-garde […]

Page 1 of 8123Next ›Last »