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Women Leaders Driven Offline And Out Of Work By Social Media Abuse

Women Leaders Driven Offline And Out Of Work By Social Media Abuse

Pervasive abuse of women on social media is driving female leaders off the internet and, in some cases, out of a job, a conference heard on Thursday. Two years after the global #MeToo movement began with women finding strength in numbers by sharing stories of sexual harassment, virulent online abuse of women has now pushed […]

Saudi Sisters Hope For Bright Future After Hiding In Hong Kong

Saudi Sisters Hope For Bright Future After Hiding In Hong Kong

The sisters say they were treated harshly, at times beaten, by their brothers and father Two Saudi Arabian sisters are hoping for a “bright, beautiful future” after being granted asylum, fleeing what they describe as an abusive family and a repressive society. The sisters fled from their family last September while on holiday in Sri […]

An Anguished Cry For Justice In Angola

An Anguished Cry For Justice In Angola

The family of a man tortured to death by Angolan police have petitioned President João Lourenço for justice. As reported by Maka Angola, João Alfredo Dala was beaten and mutilated during a 15-hour police interrogation as part of an investigation into the alleged kidnapping of an elderly pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in […]

Police Brutality In Zimbabwe – Woman Bashed, Prevented From Filing Report

Police Brutality In Zimbabwe – Woman Bashed, Prevented From Filing Report

A woman from Harare’s Epworth suburb has narrated how she was recently brutalised for unknown reasons by a group of police officers whose colleagues have since blocked all her attempts to file a formal report over the abuse. Yeukai Mapurisa, a vendor from the sprawling township, told NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday that the ordeal happened on the […]

Ghana’s Market Women Score Win Against Forced Eviction

Ghana’s Market Women Score Win Against Forced Eviction

 In a junk-strewn lot on the outskirts of Ghana’s capital, weary-looking street vendors gathered to hear their leader Vida Tangwam passionately protest their impending eviction. The women – among them high school drop-outs and single mothers – were usually treated like “nobody” by city authorities, Tangwam said. For decades street vendors have been forcibly, and […]

Women Raped In Mauritania Risk Jail For Having Extra-Marital Affairs

Women Raped In Mauritania Risk Jail For Having Extra-Marital Affairs

Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed five women and girls who were prosecuted for “zina” – sex outside of marriage – after reporting sexual assault, including a 15-year-old girl who had been gang-raped and was sent to prison, it said in a report. Mauritania’s government spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. In a […]

Surviving Through Unequal Pay As Women

Surviving Through Unequal Pay As Women

In a perfect world, women make as much as their male peers, instead of the 82 cents on a dollar that they do today. In a fair world, companies set wage amounts based on work done, and don’t stray from it based on the negotiation skills of the applicant. Unfortunately, the business world of 2018 is neither […]

She Was Killed For Wearing Miniskirt

She Was Killed For Wearing Miniskirt

A 52-Year-Old woman from Mwenezi died after she was heavily assaulted by fellow drinkers who were unhappy with a miniskirt she was wearing on the day, a High Court judge heard recently. According to the state in a case of murder brought before Justice Garainesu Mawadze, Lessie Temai died on 21 March 2015 after she […]

20 powerful Chimamanda Adichie quotes for today’s boss women

20 powerful Chimamanda Adichie quotes for today’s boss women

Nigerian writer, speaker, and activist, Chimamanda Adichie, is beloved by many. The award winning novelist and Ted talk sensation is fiercely revered for being a thought leader on Africa and contemporary African politics. With her recent feature on Beyonce’s self titled album, Beyonce, many have come to know her for talk, “We should all be […]