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Amid Quarantine, Ecuador Women Speak In Code To Seek Protection From Domestic Violence

Amid Quarantine, Ecuador Women Speak In Code To Seek Protection From Domestic Violence

Ecuadorean women are using code words to seek help in situations of domestic violence as the country’s quarantine is creating conditions for increased abuse of women and has also forced the closure of many organizations that provide support. Some women send specific emojis in cell phone text messages or approach neighbors to ask for salt […]

In Her 30’s : All Hail The Powerful! ‘Akuko’

In Her 30’s : All Hail The Powerful! ‘Akuko’

‘In her 30s’  This is the place where I share my daily ordeal with y’all on a weekly basis. I try to talk to you cos I feel y’all can relate with me or will be able to relate with me. You are welcome! Let me formally introduce myself; My name is Miriam. I am an […]

The Story Corner : Their Butts Are Out

The Story Corner : Their Butts Are Out

  With the recent happenings, everyone is woke. People have come out to speak their truth. Nobody is keeping quiet anymore. We have seen people write on their Timelines how some notable men raped them. How they were taken advantage of. People in the movie industry have come out to speak too. Some actors and […]

Lockdown Poverty Exposes African Sex Workers To More Violence

Lockdown Poverty Exposes African Sex Workers To More Violence

Peninah Wanjiru wasn’t really one to take chances. Her friends said the 35-year-old Kenyan sex worker was careful how she conducted business at her home in Majengo, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, where she only allowed clients in for a “quickie”. But on the night of May 7, a curfew imposed to […]

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents. The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything. In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig […]

Zimbabwe Records 764 GBV Cases During First 11 Days Of Lockdown

Zimbabwe Records 764 GBV Cases During First 11 Days Of Lockdown

At least 764 cases of gender-based violence were reported in the country inside the first 11 days of the coronavirus induced national lockdown. This was revealed in a statement by the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ). The feminist group urged the government to take the lead in strategies aimed at dealing with rampant gender-based violence […]

3 Men Convicted of Sexually Abusing 75 Girls In Seychelles

3 Men Convicted of Sexually Abusing 75 Girls In Seychelles

Three men, including a police officer, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the sexual abuse of 75 girls ranging in age from 12 to 18 over a period of seven years. The case, a first-of-its-kind in Seychelles in terms of scope, length and method, has resulted in shock and outrage among residents. The men, ages […]

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

A coronavirus lockdown policy that lets men and women leave the house on alternate days has exposed a gender divide in Bogota within days of being introduced, while Peru has dropped a similar scheme after finding it made women’s days busier. The Colombian capital this week joined two countries in Latin America – Peru and […]

#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 […]