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Gender-Based Violence Leading Cause of School Dropouts in Kenya

Gender-Based Violence Leading Cause of School Dropouts in Kenya

Gender-Based Violence has been singled out as the major contributing factor to girls dropping out of school in Kenya, particularly this year when thousands of girls failed to sit for their national examinations in primary school. Statistics released by the Ministry of Education in March show that 12,424 Class 8 candidates did not turn up […]

Global Firms Lag On Sex Harassment, Women-Friendly Policy

Global Firms Lag On Sex Harassment, Women-Friendly Policy

Most big firms are failing to ban sex harassment at work or enact policies that let mothers work flexibly, a global workplace equality index found on Thursday, highlighting the obstacles women face at work. Fewer than half of firms’ policies directly address sex harassment, despite years of #MeToo campaigns that show the extent of abuse […]

Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay is keeping in custody a 23-year-old Gift Bazirio for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally challenged girl aged 23. While confirming the development, the district police spokesperson Kondwani James said the law enforcers also arrested the wife of the suspect, Margret Mhango, for aiding the sexual assault. The offence was committed […]

Egypt Student Jailed For 3 yrs For Online Sexual Harassment

Egypt Student Jailed For 3 yrs For Online Sexual Harassment

 A former Cairo student was jailed for three years on Tuesday for using social media to sexually harass women and will face charges of sexual assault next month in a case that triggered a #MeToo moment in the country. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, formerly at the American University in Cairo, will face the court again on […]

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 […]

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