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Violent Sexual Offenders To Face Stiffer Punishment

Violent Sexual Offenders To Face Stiffer Punishment

Violent sexual offenders will face more time behind bars once the Sexual Offenders Bill becomes law, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Lemogang Kwape. He was responding to Letlhakane East residents’ complaints that even though they lived in fear due to escalating sexual crime incidents, offenders always got lenient sentences. Dr Kwape, […]

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

 Mahalapye East legislator Mr Yandani Boko has called for the establishment of special courts to deal with cases related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Contributing to the ongoing debate on the approval of the mid-term review of the NDP11, Mr Boko said those who were experiencing gender violence were deprived of a dignified life. He said […]

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Tiffany’s ex-boyfriend hit her almost every day, but once, he beat her so badly he damaged her eyesight. Eventually, the 20-year-old Jamaican hairdresser went to the police – she only wishes more help had been available at the time. As Jamaicans head to the polls on Thursday, thousands of domestic violence victims hope the next […]

Women Challenged To Take Lead In Ending Gender Discrimination

Women Challenged To Take Lead In Ending Gender Discrimination

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Dedza Diocese has urged women to actively participate in efforts that are destined to end gender discrimination in the society. Speaking at Bembeke at the end of a two-day training session for Catholic Women and Men’s Organisations on Friday, Dedza Social Development Diocesan Chairperson, Father Paul Kumkumbira […]

7 Common Gender Myths and Misconception Promoting Gender Inequality Part 2

Contd From the Last Article. If you haven’t read it, click here: http://abovewhispers.com/2020/05/20/7-common-gender-myths-misconception-promoting-gender-inequality/   Myth 5: Sexual harassment is a women’s issue. Inappropriate, discomfiting behaviour can derail careers and drive women away from jobs they love. The widespread outcry against predatory men is a necessary corrective. We need to listen to the brave women who speak […]

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

A spate of murders of South African women in recent weeks, including a heavily pregnant woman stabbed and hanged from a tree, highlighted the need for tougher police action on violence against women, women’s rights groups said on Tuesday. Two weeks after South Africa ended a nine-week ban on alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa linked […]

Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown

Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown

The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South African media have pointed to the increased risk women in these relationships face under lockdown conditions. The fear is that they are trapped inside with their abusers, unable to leave, escape […]

Ministry of Gender Condemns Malawi Police Officers Over Sexual Exploitation

Ministry of Gender Condemns Malawi Police Officers Over Sexual Exploitation

The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare on Thursday issued a statement to condemn allegations by rights groups that Malawi police officers raped women, defiled girls and tortured them during demonstrations in Lilongwe over presidential election results. Riots broke out last week at Nsundwe- a trading outpost west of the capital Lilongwe – […]

OXFAM Rwanda Intensifies Efforts In Fighting Sexual and Gender Based Violence

OXFAM Rwanda Intensifies Efforts In Fighting Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Considering that more victims of sexual and gender-based violence continue to be experienced, OXFAM in Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda Interfaith Council on Health (RICH) and Ruhango District has intensified campaigns against the vices. In a campaign that took place in Ruhango district on Thursday, Eugene Ingabire Gender Justice Technical Advisor at OXFAM in Rwanda […]

Civil Society Groups To Shutdown Sandton Against Gender-Based Violence, Femicide In South Africa

Civil Society Groups To Shutdown Sandton Against Gender-Based Violence, Femicide In South Africa

Civil society groups are expected to assemble in the early hours of Friday morning to peacefully march against sexual, gender-based violence and femicide. Members of the public from Alexandra, Pretoria, Soweto, Carletonville, Tembisa, the Vaal as well as universities across the province will join the protest to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange stating that “it will […]

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