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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 […]

Kenyan Men Take Lead In Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Kenyan Men Take Lead In Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Organisations involved in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and outdated cultural practices are now increasingly involving men owing to their influence in the African family setup. Men Engage Kenya Network (Menken), in partnership with Isiolo County Government, is undertaking a male-led advocacy campaign that seeks to engage 2,000 men in dealing with GBV cases, […]

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

The founder of the #MeToo movement marked its third anniversary on Thursday by launching an online platform to fight sexual violence, hoping to expand the reach of the campaign against harassment and assault. The digital platform, called “‘me too.’ Act Too,” will act like a search engine, giving users personalized options to donate, participate or […]

‘Groundbreaking’ Lesotho Study Reveals High Cost Of Domestic Violence

‘Groundbreaking’ Lesotho Study Reveals High Cost Of Domestic Violence

Countries could save billions of dollars a year by tackling the “disgusting pandemic” of domestic violence, the Commonwealth secretary-general said as economists estimated the scourge cost the tiny African kingdom of Lesotho 5.5% of GDP. Patricia Scotland said domestic violence burdened health, police and judicial services, led to absenteeism at work and school, and permanently […]

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 […]

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Money Is Not Enough

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Money Is Not Enough

Just before you begin: This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change agents. I hope this stirs a thing up as you […]

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

Central African Republic Seeks Justice For Rural Victims Of Sexual Violence

Central African Republic Seeks Justice For Rural Victims Of Sexual Violence

Restoring court operations in rural parts of the war-torn Central African Republic is vital to tackling sexual violence and ensuring victims can seek justice, a top government official said, as the coronavirus pandemic fuels gender-based abuse. Rape has been widely used as a weapon of war in the country of 4.6 million, which is still […]

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

At the request of the women of the Republic of Mali, who have expressed the desire to be supported in their initiatives to end the crisis facing the country, a virtual high-level consultation was convened, bringing together fifty-nine (59) women leaders from Mali representing different socio-political backgrounds, and the representatives of the Economic Community of […]

Kenyatta University Launches App to Combat Sexual Violence

Kenyatta University Launches App to Combat Sexual Violence

Kenyatta University (KU) has developed an App to address rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in institutions of higher learning. The Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment last year secured a £1,000 (Sh143,000) grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to develop the Android App. Staff and students can use the App even […]

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