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LOUD WHISPERS: Make A Choice. Take A Stand.

LOUD WHISPERS: Make A Choice. Take A Stand.

I just got off the phone from talking to a good friend, and she told me that for the past one week she has felt numb and listless. She spoke about a sense of loss and despair. She described her feeling in one word – depressed. I listened, encouraged her and we both prayed for […]

Female Protest Leader Gunned Down In Iraq’s Basra

Female Protest Leader Gunned Down In Iraq’s Basra

A female activist was killed on Wednesday and three others wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their car in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, security and health sources told Reuters. It was the third incident this week in which gunmen targeted an anti-government political activist, after one activist was killed and four others […]

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Hundreds of Egyptian women are speaking out about sexual violence after a #MeToo campaign on Instagram led to the arrest of a man accused of raping and blackmailing multiple women. The Instagram account Assault Police said more than 100 women had given testimonies since it was set up to target the man on July 1, and the […]

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

U.S. law student Brieana Gillyard was a child when Sean Bell, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men were killed at the hands of police, and she didn’t grasp the potency of their deaths. But with the killing of George Floyd, 46, another unarmed African American, Gillyard is old enough to understand and join a […]

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

The state has decided not to pursue legal action against any of the 23 protestors arrested during demonstrations last week in Cape Town against gender-based violence. A total of 23 protesters were arrested in Cape Town between 4 and 6 September during mass protests against gender-based violence. Eleven were arrested on 4 September for contravening […]

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

Talks on power-sharing between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been postponed after six people were killed in protests.  The deaths occurred in the city of Obbayed. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and opposition groups suspended talks on a draft constitution Monday after violence in North Kordofan state killed six protesters, including school students. […]

‘We Will Continue Our Protests Until the Military Yields’ – Sudanese Protesters Say…

‘We Will Continue Our Protests Until the Military Yields’ – Sudanese Protesters Say…

Three more people have been found dead in Omdurman city, Sudan, activists say, bringing the total death toll from anti-military protests to at least 10 across the country, Al Jazeera reports. Earlier, the Sudan Women Protest had called on the “African nations, the African Union, our friends in the Middle and North Africa, the international community […]

Medics Sacked, Doctors Assaulted, Professors Detained In Sudan

Medics Sacked, Doctors Assaulted, Professors Detained In Sudan

The West Darfur authorities have dismissed 30 health-care workers for carrying out a political strike during the civil disobedience actions between 10 and 12 June. A health official told Radio Dabanga from El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, that the director of the state’s Health Insurance, Hamid Mousa, has notified 30 staff members (10 doctors, […]

Protesters Call Chief Jane Ansah To Step Down

Protesters Call Chief Jane Ansah To Step Down

Nearly 15,000 opposition supporters brought business to a standstill in the capital Lilongwe as they marched to the Capitol Hill, the seat of government offices. They wanted to present a petition, demanding the resignation of election commission chief Jane Ansah.  However, government representatives stayed in their offices. Human Rights Defenders Forum deputy chairperson Gift Trapence […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

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