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UK Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Woman’s Rape And Kidnap

UK Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Woman’s Rape And Kidnap

 A police officer has admitted the rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching across Britain about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Wayne Couzens, 48, a London officer who guarded diplomatic premises, also accepted responsibility for killing Everard […]

Australia Promises Quick, Independent Probe After Third Rape Accusation

Australia Promises Quick, Independent Probe After Third Rape Accusation

 Australia will quickly deliver the result of a planned independent inquiry into parliament’s workplace culture, the government said on Monday, as pressure grows after a newspaper published a third accusation of rape. Two female employees of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal party said last week they had been raped by the same man in 2019 […]

Prof Moyo Faces Rape Accusations

Prof Moyo Faces Rape Accusations

Former Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, who left Zimbabwe hurriedly in 2017 and faces arrest on various charges on his return, has been accused by veteran modelling instructor Mrs Sipho Mazibuko of raping her 11 years ago when she was pregnant. In a Facebook post on Friday, Mrs Mazibuko said she made a police report at […]

Championing Advocacy Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Championing Advocacy Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Sexual and Gender-based violence cases like rape, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, forced early marriage, domestic violence, marital rape, trafficking, and female genital mutilation among others have undoubtedly ripped the peace of nations. Rebecca Ejifoma reports that the recently commemorated 16 days of activism by Agents for Citizens-Driven Transformation against gender-based violence was an opportunity to address these […]

Malawi’s Bushiri Wanted For Rape

Malawi’s Bushiri Wanted For Rape

 South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority has issued three warrants of arrest against Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church founder Shepherd Bushiri for rape. This comes after the self-proclaimed prophet and his wife Mary, fled the country in violation of their bail conditions claiming that their lives were in danger. South African authorities however say this was done to […]

Namibia Weighs Demands For Rape Crackdown After Street Protests

Namibia Weighs Demands For Rape Crackdown After Street Protests

Street protests that led to the arrest of 25 women’s rights activists in Namibia at the weekend have prompted the government to launch an urgent review to consider their demands for tougher penalties for rape and sexual abuse. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Windhoek, the city of Walvis Bay and a town […]

Egypt Detains Suspect In High-Profile Rape Case

Egypt Detains Suspect In High-Profile Rape Case

Egyptian public prosecutors ordered the detention of a man suspected of being involved in an alleged gang rape at a luxury Cairo hotel in 2014 for four days pending investigation, they said in a statement on Thursday. The man, who is also a suspect in other similar cases, was arrested by police on Wednesday as […]

Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Rising Rape Against Women, Children

Catholic Bishops Conference Condemns Rising Rape Against Women, Children

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia (CABICOL) has joined voices speaking against the imposition of the death penalty as a means to curb the increasing waves of rape in Liberia. CABICOL is the assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Liberia who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian Faithful of Liberia. In […]

India’s COVID-19 Lockdown Threatens Efforts To Stop Spikes In Child Marriage

India’s COVID-19 Lockdown Threatens Efforts To Stop Spikes In Child Marriage

When the police knocked on the door as 15-year-old Muskaan prepared to head to the temple in their village in northern India, the bride-to-be was distraught. With a sick father and unemployed brother, Muskaan believed that getting married to a distant relative’s son would alleviate the financial burden on her family and offer a better […]

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months’ wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace. British-Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese – who starred with Idris Elba in the award-winning 2015 drama […]

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