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Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights for Women With Disabilities

Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights for Women With Disabilities

ONE hot Sunday morning in April, 24-year-old Masuzyo Bupe (not real name) was excited as she looked forward to receiving her once in a lifetime visitors in form of representatives from the family of the man who had shown interest to marry her. However, her happiness was short-lived as her mother informed her that there […]

Uber Reaches Agreement In California Sexual Assault Data Request

Uber Reaches Agreement In California Sexual Assault Data Request

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday reached a preliminary agreement with a California regulator for sharing data on sexual assault and harassment claims on its platform while protecting victims’ privacy and avoiding a $59 million fine. Under the proposal outlined in a regulatory filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the penalty would be reduced […]

Sexual Violence In the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sexual Violence In the Democratic Republic of Congo

Year after year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are first-hand witnesses of the scale and impact of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2020, 10,810 survivors of sexual violence received medical and/or psychological care in MSF-supported medical facilities throughout the country. Sexual violence is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical […]

‘Iron Fist’ Against Sexual Abuse, Announces Public Works Minister

‘Iron Fist’ Against Sexual Abuse, Announces Public Works Minister

The Mozambican Minister of Public Works, Joao Machatine, on Friday announced that the government will not tolerate the sexual abuse of young girls by the employees of contractors working on road projects in Zambezia and Nampula provinces. The government would approach these crimes with “an iron fist”, he warned, at a meeting with the Ministry’s […]

‘Test Case’ For Lebanon’s New Sexual Harassment Law

‘Test Case’ For Lebanon’s New Sexual Harassment Law

When Tracy Younes went public with accusations of sexual harassment by a local film director, the Lebanese actress said she spoke out “so people like him know their limits”. Within days, more than a dozen women had got in touch to recount similar experiences with the same man – including late-night texts and offers of […]

WHO To Issue Findings On Congo Sexual Abuse Investigation By End August

WHO To Issue Findings On Congo Sexual Abuse Investigation By End August

The World Health Organization, facing pressure from donors, said that an independent investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo against WHO aid workers should issue findings by the end of August. The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported last October that more than 50 women had accused aid workers from the WHO […]

Health Official Alleges ‘Sexual Slavery’ In Tigray; Women Blame Soldiers

Health Official Alleges ‘Sexual Slavery’ In Tigray; Women Blame Soldiers

 The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded. It was the beginning of an 11-day ordeal in February, during which she says she was repeatedly raped by 23 soldiers who forced nails, […]

No Bail for Former MP Accused of Rape

No Bail for Former MP Accused of Rape

Former National Council member Steve Biko Booys, who is accused of raping his biological daughter, was denied bail yesterday. The 42-year-old Booys, who is also a former Okahandja constituency councillor, was remanded in custody and his case postponed to 14 July when he appeared in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Magistrate Khaepriums Swartz dismissed Booys’ […]

After Mourning, Fight On GBV Should Continue

After Mourning, Fight On GBV Should Continue

TANZANIA is still mourning the death of the late President John Magufuli, but at the same time it is celebrating the beginning of a new presidency. With the swearing-in of Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan as the sixth Tanzania President, the country created its own history by having the first female president. As we wait […]

Women Reduced To Tears At SGBV Protest

Women Reduced To Tears At SGBV Protest

EMOTIONS ran high as hundreds of Keetmanshoop residents took part in a youth-led protest against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) at the town on Friday. The protest formed part of the countrywide #ShutItAllDown movement. Some protesters broke out in tears when a moment of silence was observed to remember victims of femicide after the group […]

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