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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 […]

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 […]