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Sexual Violence In Namibia

Sexual Violence In Namibia

Sexual assaults against women and children have become an epidemic of horror, with more disturbing reports highlighting the country’s horrific rape crisis. This past weekend, a number of rape and sexual assault cases were reported to the police, including an uncle who allegedly raped his niece in northern Namibia. According to the police, the alleged […]

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Abuse Victims Hope Jamaica Election Brings Long-Awaited Women’s Shelters

Tiffany’s ex-boyfriend hit her almost every day, but once, he beat her so badly he damaged her eyesight. Eventually, the 20-year-old Jamaican hairdresser went to the police – she only wishes more help had been available at the time. As Jamaicans head to the polls on Thursday, thousands of domestic violence victims hope the next […]

Court Revives Ashley Judd’s Sexual Harassment Case Against Harvey Weinstein

Court Revives Ashley Judd’s Sexual Harassment Case Against Harvey Weinstein

A federal appeals court revived actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, saying she could sue under California law over his alleged attempt to help her career in return for sexual favours. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco found on Wednesday that Weinstein had considerable power […]

International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict

International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict

Background Definition and prevalence The term “conflict-related sexual violence” refers to rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage and any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity perpetrated against women, men, girls or boys that is directly or indirectly linked to a conflict. The term also encompasses trafficking […]

Romanian Rights Groups Condemn Ban On Gender Identity Studies

Romanian Rights Groups Condemn Ban On Gender Identity Studies

A new five-year project in Myanmar will for the first time document all forests in the Southeast Asian nation – including places affected by ethnic tensions – to pinpoint deforestation risks and boost conservation, the United Nations said. The joint Myanmar-Finland project, launched this week with funding of 8 million euros ($9 million), will monitor […]

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

A spate of murders of South African women in recent weeks, including a heavily pregnant woman stabbed and hanged from a tree, highlighted the need for tougher police action on violence against women, women’s rights groups said on Tuesday. Two weeks after South Africa ended a nine-week ban on alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa linked […]

President Ramaphosa Condemns Brutal Killing Of Women, Children In South Africa

President Ramaphosa Condemns Brutal Killing Of Women, Children In South Africa

South Africa is under siege, with the number of women dying in the hands of men increasing since the easing of lockdown regulations under level 3, President Cyril Ramaphosa noted. The President has since called for South Africans to end the culture of silence and report perpetrators to the South African Police Service (SAPS). The […]

Nigerian Governors Declare ‘State of Emergency’ On Sexual Violence

Nigerian Governors Declare ‘State of Emergency’ On Sexual Violence

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has declared a state of emergency on the increasing rate of sexual and gender-based violence in the country. The NGF chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said this via a communique sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. Mr Fayemi, who has signed the Sexual Violence Against Children (compulsory treatment […]

Saudi Women Use Social Media To Recount Harassment

Saudi Women Use Social Media To Recount Harassment

Hundreds of women in Saudi Arabia are taking to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment in a rare exploration of a taboo topic in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Using the hashtag “Why_I_didn’t_report_it”, women and some men are recounting abuse endured at home or in public which they did not report to authorities fearing […]

Young KZN Woman Repeatedly Raped Then Murdered By Cousin

Young KZN Woman Repeatedly Raped Then Murdered By Cousin

A 20-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman was repeatedly raped and then murdered over the weekend, allegedly by her cousin and a neighbour. Nomvula “Juba” Buthelezi was allegedly attacked by the men at her homestead in Mashesheleng in Nquthu, MEC for Social Development Nonhlanhla Khoza said on Tuesday. “We are extremely disturbed and disheartened by the rape and […]

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