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Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

 “Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get protection in the community,” she explained. In parts of Tanzania where female genital mutilation (FGM) is […]

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

An 84-year-old Catholic priest broke his silence after three decades to apologise to Limpopo-born William Segodisho, who recently shared his story about the sexual abuse he suffered while in his teens. Segodisho, 46, told the media at a briefing on Wednesday how father Adam O’Connor* sexually groomed him from 1985 to 1989. The two had […]

Young Women Must Come Out And Shame Their Abusers

Young Women Must Come Out And Shame Their Abusers

About 80 girls and women marched in Duncan Village at the weekend to protest against women abuse and gender-based violence in the township. The march, on 8 September, was organised by the Ikhayalethu Girls’ Club in Duncan Village, supported by Bumb’ ingomso, which is part of the Small Projects Foundation, and the Buffalo City Metropolitan […]

Zimbabwe’s Female Artistes ‘Fed Up’ With Abuse

Zimbabwe’s Female Artistes ‘Fed Up’ With Abuse

Local female artistes are fed up with sexual harassment, intimidation, non-payment and fake promises that make their working conditions difficult. Mutare-based actress and filmmaker Amanda Ranganawa said this recently in an interview with The Herald. “While there has been many a song and dance about women empowerment, there continues to be little or even no […]

Government Turns A Blind Eye To Mission Sexual Abuse In Manica

Government Turns A Blind Eye To Mission Sexual Abuse In Manica

Mozambique’s government and international institutions turned a blind eye to 30 years of sexual abuse at a Christian mission orphanage in Manica, according to an investigation by Estacio Valoi, probably Mozambique’s best investigative journalist. Australian pastor Roy Perkins has been in charge of Maforga Mission for 30 years. Valoi reports that abuse of children in […]

Nine Years In Al-Shabaab Camp – The Story Of A Strong Woman

Nine Years In Al-Shabaab Camp – The Story Of A Strong Woman

Her arms lie outstretched on the table before her. The next moment, she has withdrawn them, folding them in towards her body. Her eyes focus. Unfocus. Focus again. Her shoulders are hunched, her voice monotone, her attention disinterested at best, absent at worst. The dark skin of her face and hands – all that can […]

The Myths That Foster Sexual Abuse – Angelina Jolie

The Myths That Foster Sexual Abuse – Angelina Jolie

Superstar Angelina Jolie is also Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She gave a keynote speech on sexual violence in Vancouver Wednesday at the UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial Summit. Huffpost Canada got an exclusive first look at excerpts from her speech. Your Excellencies, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour to be […]

Millions Of Women And Children For Sale For Sex, Slavery, Organs…

Millions Of Women And Children For Sale For Sex, Slavery, Organs…

 It is happening now. Millions of humans are forced to flee armed conflicts, climate change, inequalities, and extreme poverty. They fall easy prey to traffickers lurking anyone who can be subjected to sexual exploitation, forced labour and even sell their skin and organs. Just as tragically, 79 per cent of all detected trafficking victims are […]

Sexual Abuse On The Rise For African Migrant Women

Sexual Abuse On The Rise For African Migrant Women

 Up to 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe’s shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the horrific levels of abuse and violence migrants face along their arduous journeys for a better future, according to a UN study. In its report, “Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – Let’s Share This Bread {II}

The Kiosk With Madame K – Let’s Share This Bread {II}

Welcome to the Kiosk where conversation is hot and relational. We are going to continue Melinda’s story today. Welcome once again. Madame K, so he raped me that night. He was the very first man to sleep with me. I cried my eyes out and in the morning, I couldn’t leave my room until everyone […]

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