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Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence In Mzimba

Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence In Mzimba

CCAP Synod of Livingstonia-Health Department said it is now time for religious institutions to open up and speak out on issues that were previously hidden because of different beliefs. The synod is implementing a project in Mzimba which specifically tackles issues on gender-based violence and sexual reproductive health among others, as a step to break […]

Lt Gen Mgwenya Urges Women To Be At The Forefront In The Fight Against Gender Based Violence

Lt Gen Mgwenya Urges Women To Be At The Forefront In The Fight Against Gender Based Violence

The Deputy National Commissioner for Human Resource Management in the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya, has lauded the organisation’s women for working tirelessly during women’s month to ensure that perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence are brought to book through ‘Operation Basadi’. She was addressing female officers, as well as police trainees, at the […]

Rukwa Men Fight Against Gender Violence In Tanzania

Rukwa Men Fight Against Gender Violence In Tanzania

TABLES have turned. This best describes the situation many men in the country find themselves in as they continue to suffer painful shame resulting from beatings they suffer at the hands of their spouses. And enough seems to be enough for about 20 married men in Sumbawanga municipality of Rukwa who decided to brave the […]

Men, Take Responsibility To Change Gender Violence – Deputy President Ramaphosa

Men, Take Responsibility To Change Gender Violence – Deputy President Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the root cause of violence against women is unchallenged patriarchal culture, and it is up to men to take responsibility to change it. Ramaphosa addressed the Rhema Bible Church on Sunday during a special sermon on no violence against women and children, launching a campaign which trended under the hashtag […]

Zanzibar To Amend Laws To Fight Gender-Based Violence

Zanzibar To Amend Laws To Fight Gender-Based Violence

Zanzibar government plans to amend some of its laws to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in the Isles, the House of Representatives has been told. He named the laws that are currently under review as the Penal Decree Act, No.6/2004 and the Criminal Procedures Act, No.7/2004, noting that upon completion, the proposed Bills will […]

Kenya: Agency Trains Police To Better Handle Gender-Based Violence Cases

Kenya: Agency Trains Police To Better Handle Gender-Based Violence Cases

Police officers in Isiolo County have been trained to be responsive to gender-based violence cases as the country heads for elections. The training organised by Isiolo Peace Link centered on creating awareness, crime prevention, better case handling and appropriate response to violence cases by Administration and Regular Police officers. “Police officers interact with communities on […]

South Africa: Soccer To Unite Community Against Gender-Based Violence

South Africa: Soccer To Unite Community Against Gender-Based Violence

The upcoming soccer tournament in the border village of Ramatlabama, North West, will be used to unite communities against the ongoing violence against women and girl children. “The rights of women should never be violated. Through this tournament, we want to teach young boys to learn to love and respect our women and girl children,” […]

Make Men Better Members Of The Society – A Case Study Of Gender Violence In South Africa

Make Men Better Members Of The Society – A Case Study Of Gender Violence In South Africa

The recent high profile cases of women and children either being raped, burned, or hidden in a shallow grave highlights the need to focus on making boys and young men better members of society, the Department of Women in the Presidency, said on Wednesday. “Gender-based violence remains one of the most critical challenges facing our […]

Zimbabwe: Nyathi In Double Launch Against Gender Violence

Zimbabwe: Nyathi In Double Launch Against Gender Violence

United Nations Women Gender Champion Albert Nyathi on Tuesday launched a 17 track multi-lingual music album and documentary film on gender based violence. The album and documentary titled “I am because you are” captures issues of abuse of women in 16 local languages from the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Speaking during the launch, Nyathi […]

SADC Rallies Members Of Parliaments Against Gender Violence

SADC Rallies Members Of Parliaments Against Gender Violence

The secretary general of the SADC parliamentary forum (SADC PF), Esau Chiviya, says the forum has begun mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) in its work to ensure that the region’s members of parliament fully appreciate the problem and how it can be addressed. Chiviya said this in remarks made on his behalf by Moses Magadza, the […]