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France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden nI Monrovia On the Importance of Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden nI Monrovia On the Importance of Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of its Member States resident in Liberia – Germany, France, Ireland and Sweden – issued the following statement: The EU shares the deep concern expressed by the Government and people of Liberia regarding the alarming rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country. The EU takes […]

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% In Sweden After Change In The Law

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% In Sweden After Change In The Law

Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls on Monday for other countries to revamp their legislation. Sweden changed the legal definition of rape in 2018 to sex without consent. Unlike in many countries, prosecutors do not have to prove the use or […]

Sweden Govt, Org Sign U.S.$3,6 Million Agreement To Support Women Projects

Sweden Govt, Org Sign U.S.$3,6 Million Agreement To Support Women Projects

The Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe in partnership with an international development cooperation, We Effect today signed a US$3,6 million agreement that will go towards improving household income of more 67 000 rural women and young entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe under the Green Enterprise and Business Development Programme (EBDP) program set to run from 2018 to 2021. […]

Housing Getting Worse In Swedish Market

Housing Getting Worse In Swedish Market

Sweden’s housing slump deepened last month as the market struggles to absorb a supply glut and households lose confidence. Nationwide apartment prices declined a monthly 3 percent in November, adding to October’s 1 percent drop, according to data from Svensk Maklarstatistik AB. House prices fell 1 percent in the month, after being unchanged in October.  The […]

Sweden And Ireland Commit To Fighting GBV

Sweden And Ireland Commit To Fighting GBV

The government of Sweden and Ireland yesterday (Thursday) signed an agreement of cooperation with the United Nations committing US$4.7 million towards supporting a Joint Programme on Zero Tolerance to Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Zimbabwe. Speaking at the signing ceremony, UN Resident Coordinator, Bishow Parajuli said gender equality needs to be addressed first to achieve […]

Rwanda Genocide Suspect To Face Trial In Sweden

Rwanda Genocide Suspect To Face Trial In Sweden

A Swedish man of Rwandan origin will face trial in September in a special Stockholm court for his alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, the court said on Wednesday. Theodore Tabaro, 49, has been charged with “murder, attempted murder, rapes and kidnappings” against the Tutsi minority. The alleged crimes took place between April 9 and […]

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia Elected To U.N. Security Council For 2017-18

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia Elected To U.N. Security Council For 2017-18

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, but further voting was due to take place to decide the final seat with Italy and the Netherlands almost locked in a tie. After three rounds of voting by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly, The Netherlands had 96 […]