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#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act. But one tweet turned into hundreds, and #MeTooNamibia erupted into a growing movement backed by the first lady, Monica Geingos, that is using social media […]

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 […]

Rape, Sexual Violence Prompt Grave Concerns In Zanzibar

Rape, Sexual Violence Prompt Grave Concerns In Zanzibar

SEXUAL violence against women and children has been in focus here since the launch of National Plan of Action to End Violence (NPAEV) in August 2017, but there is little indication that crimes against women are abating. The campaign has literally proved to be effective and very productive, mainly with increased people’s awareness of reporting […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. 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 […]

Another Stabbing, Death Of UKZN Student Sparks Outrage In South Africa

Another Stabbing, Death Of UKZN Student Sparks Outrage In South Africa

Sinethemba Ndlovu, a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has died in hospital after she was stabbed by a man who allegedly “forced himself on her” while she worked at an event in Msinga, according to The Citizen. Major Thulani Zwane, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, confirmed Ndlovu’s passing saying: “It is alleged on September 22 at […]

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

An official of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) has said that the persistent nightmare facing women and girls is facilitated mostly by women themselves. This statement comes against a backdrop of increased advocacy and continued awareness of sexual gender based violence (SGBV), and discrimination against women. Emma L. Benson, MoL Director for HIV Workplace Project, […]

Association Of Female Lawyers of Liberia Decries Wave of Violence

Association Of Female Lawyers of Liberia Decries Wave of Violence

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says it has observed, with great sadness, disdain and consternation, the rising trend of violence that is escalating, engulfing the country and affecting its entire citizenry. AFFELL is a duly accredited nonpartisan association with national and international recognition of its mandate for the protection and promotion of […]

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Network of Wartime Rape Survivors Seeks To End Stigma

Sexual violence is a devastating weapon of war accompanied by fear and misunderstanding. Perpetrators are often soldiers who act with impunity. “Rapists have to be brought to justice, but how can we do this when the rapists are those in power?” said Mildred, a survivor of conflict-related sexual violence from Zimbabwe. Mildred is one of […]

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Now – UN

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said. In Norway, United Nations agencies, governments and civil society convened for the first-ever thematic humanitarian conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises. The conference, which brought together representatives from 100 nations and over […]

Police Accused Of Raiding Family Planning Clinic

Police Accused Of Raiding Family Planning Clinic

Activists in Nigeria have accused police officers of raiding a Marie Stopes clinic in Lagos on May 21. The officers reportedly “harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential client information”. Marie Stopes Nigeria opened its first clinic in 2009, and describes itself as “becoming one of the few providers of long-acting and […]

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