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France Turns To Trackers To Fight Violence

France Turns To Trackers To Fight Violence

As France trials electronic bracelets to keep domestic abusers away from their victims, women’s rights campaigners have warned that tagging systems will not be enough to stop violent men from killing. The GPS-tracking devices – similar to tags used to keep tabs on sex offenders – detect when an abuser gets too close and trigger […]

Indian Man Accused Of Slashing Pregnant Wife’s Stomach ‘To Check Gender’

Indian Man Accused Of Slashing Pregnant Wife’s Stomach ‘To Check Gender’

A man has been arrested in northern India after slashing his pregnant wife’s stomach with a sickle, leaving her critically ill and causing the death of their unborn baby boy, police and her relatives said. The woman was in intensive care in a hospital in the capital, New Delhi, said police in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh […]

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Government will prioritise the Sexual Offenders Bill in efforts to table it in the November Parliament sitting. Addressing the nation on gender-based violence (GBV) issues Friday, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said the bill proposed stiffer penalties and establishment of a sex offenders’ registry for recording and publicising names as well as particulars of all persons […]

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. For instance, the Malawi Council of Churches, Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Muslim Association of Malawi, Evangelical Association of Malawi and Qadria Muslims Association of Malawi have […]

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

When Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband in southwestern Zimbabwe and took the three donkeys she had bought with money from selling blankets. Like most marriages in the country’s rural areas, Tshuma’s had been a […]

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

The South African government and its partners will make good on its promise to protect the country’s women and children against gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed. To demonstrate this commitment, the government recently set the wheels in motion to tighten perceived legislative loopholes. Apart from the R1.6 billion Emergency Response Action Plan to […]

Ban Virginity Test – Afghanistan Rights Panel

Ban Virginity Test – Afghanistan Rights Panel

Afghanistan’s human rights panel on Thursday backed an “unconditional ban” on virginity tests, saying they violate rights, lack scientific basis and do nothing to protect women. Virginity tests check whether a woman or girl’s hymen – the thin tissue that may partially cover the vagina – is torn, in an effort to determine if she […]

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

The Dutch government wants to prosecute members of private groups and communities who fail to report sexual abuse in their organisations, a move that comes after Jehovah’s Witnesses rejected demands to tackle the under-reporting of abuse. A 2019 report commissioned by the government to investigate sexual abuse involving Jehovah’s Witnesses found few cases were being […]

Afghan Government Says Mother’s Name Can Go On Birth Certificates

Afghan Government Says Mother’s Name Can Go On Birth Certificates

The Afghan government has accepted a proposal to put mothers’ names on their children’s birth certificates, in a rare win for women’s rights activists in the deeply conservative country. Campaigners have for years pushed for women to be named on official documents including children’s birth certificates, which like Afghan identity documents carry only the name […]

UK Court Sentences Man Who Filmed Naked, Unconscious Woman After Five-Year Battle

UK Court Sentences Man Who Filmed Naked, Unconscious Woman After Five-Year Battle

A man who filmed a woman naked and unconscious in a London hotel room was on Friday fined 2,000 pounds ($2,640) and ordered to attend rehabilitation sessions, but avoided prison, after a five-year legal battle by his victim. Emily Hunt woke up next to a man she did not recognise in a hotel room in […]

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