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Stigma Keeping Women In Abusive Unions

Stigma Keeping Women In Abusive Unions

When news of the heinous act Mr James Kifo Muriuki meted on his wife broke, it shocked the nation to the core. He allegedly inserted salt, pepper and onions in his wife’s private parts before applying superglue mixed with sand to seal it. Mr Muriuki is said to have returned home that Saturday night from […]

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

An international organization, Merck Foundation, holds one-day health training for Liberian journalists from across the country held at a local hotel in Monrovia on Monday, May 27. The Foundation of which Liberia’s First Lady Clar M. Weah is an Ambassador, trains over 100 journalists on reporting infertility. Liberia’s Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, […]

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

Children born of rape in South Sudan’s civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award. Sometimes looked on as enemies, such children are often rejected not only by their communities but also by […]

Fighting Against The Stigma Of Rape

Fighting Against The Stigma Of Rape

About 20 women are crammed into a barren area in the village of Munigi at the foot of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern Congo. Aside from tables and chairs, there are only two sewing machines here, which are to be used for training purposes. Trucks rattle past the open door. Some of the women have brought […]

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

It was Thursday afternoon. I’d been invited to the soft launch of a new restaurant that evening, and I’d invited a guy I’d recently met through online dating to join me, only to have him cancel last minute. As someone who tries to live her life with a “no regrets” mentality, the choice was clear: […]