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Why Do Women Get All Attractive If They Don’t Want to be Harassed? Glad You Asked.

Why Do Women Get All Attractive If They Don’t Want to be Harassed? Glad You Asked.

A man named Steve emails me every now and then to take issue with something I’ve written. He checked in a few weeks ago after I wrote about the #MeToo movement, which was inspired by sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. “The core question you should be asking, Heidi,” he wrote, “is: Why do […]

Kyenjojo Girls Accuse Boda Men, Teachers Of Sexual Harassment

Kyenjojo Girls Accuse Boda Men, Teachers Of Sexual Harassment

Village or town, the vulnerability and challenges of the girl child in developing countries are the same. The abuses and the abusers are similar too. And for Kyenjojo schoolgirls, the abusers are their own teachers and boda boda cyclists. The latter group not only woos girls with money and impregnates the ‘willing’ ones, but also […]

Uganda: Police Officer On The Spot Over Sexual Harassment

Uganda: Police Officer On The Spot Over Sexual Harassment

Police are yet to summon and also extract a statement from the Aya Group chairman, Mr Mohammed Mohammed Hamid, who was accused of sexual harassment by his former female employee, in a case that has since stoked controversy. A former female worker of AYA Group reported Mr Hamid, her boss to Old Kampala Police Station […]

Zimbabwe: ‘Sexual Harassment Rife In Workplace’

Zimbabwe: ‘Sexual Harassment Rife In Workplace’

SEXUAL harassment is prevalent in many Zimbabwean workplaces, with the vice being most dominant in the transport and logistics sector, businessdigest has learnt. According to a survey report by Industrial Psychology Consultants titled Sexual Harassment in Zimbabwean Workplaces, the transport and logistics sector and non-governmental organisations have the highest prevalence rates of sexual harassment in […]

Malawi Police Arrest 17 Men for Sexual Harassment of Woman in Limbe

Malawi Police Arrest 17 Men for Sexual Harassment of Woman in Limbe

Malawi Police have confirmed 17 men have been arrested towards the inhumane and humiliating treatment of a woman in Limbe central business (CDB) which took place on Thursday 16th March, 2017. A woman ( name withled) believed to be mentally ill from Bangwe Townhsip in Blantyre reportedly undressed herself and started calling for men to […]

Zimbabwe: Lecturers Fired For Sexual Molestation

Zimbabwe: Lecturers Fired For Sexual Molestation

AT least 94 percent of female students in tertiary institutions are experiencing sexual harassment, an organisation working with universities has revealed. Yvonne Mudapakati, programmes officer for Female Students Network Trust (FSNT), also told the parliamentary committee on Women Affairs that lecturers were also among the top offenders. The committee wanted to appreciate the plight of […]

Women Speak Against Sexual Harassment At Work

Women Speak Against Sexual Harassment At Work

There are lots of campaigns going on in the country that have led to enactment of laws to remedy the subject matter in question, such as Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation; but do we ever wonder or think of leading a campaign that will protect women and girls who are harassed on a daily […]

Sexual Harassment: DELSU Sacks Six Lecturers

Sexual Harassment: DELSU Sacks Six Lecturers

The Delta State University, Abraka, has sacked six of its lecturers for their involvement in several offences including alleged sexual harassment of female students. The University Governing Council at 97th regular meeting held on Friday, August 12, 2016, affirmed their sack after a disciplinary committee set up to investigate the allegations against them recommended their […]

Zimbabwe: Town Clerk Sued For Sexual Harassment

Zimbabwe: Town Clerk Sued For Sexual Harassment

Former Chitungwiza Municipality chamber secretary Ms Pricilla Vengesai has taken her former boss, town clerk Mr George Makunde to court claiming $20 000 in sexual harassment damages. Ms Vengesai alleges that Mr Makunde made sexual advances on her on numerous occasions taking advantage of his senior position in council. In her claim filed at the […]

South Africa: Breaking the Silence Around Lecturers Who Are Sexually Harassed – By Students

South Africa: Breaking the Silence Around Lecturers Who Are Sexually Harassed – By Students

Sexual harassment is ubiquitous in higher education institutions around the world, and a large body of research suggests that women are its main victims. This is true for students and academics, who are experiencing sexual harassment from their superiors, their peers – and their students. It is this last category – what’s known as contrapower […]