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Diaspora Women for Change Launches SGBV Awareness Kit

Diaspora Women for Change Launches SGBV Awareness Kit

Diaspora Women for Change, Inc., DWC, in collaboration with Alliance for Liberian Women International, launched a gender-based violence awareness skit on February 14, 2020, on Hot FM, 107.9. The skit brings awareness of the negative effects of violence against women and children and promotes a healthy relationship that consists of positive communication, mutual respect, and […]

Somalia Executes Two Men By Firing Squad For Girl’s Gang Rape and Murder

Somalia Executes Two Men By Firing Squad For Girl’s Gang Rape and Murder

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the East African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized Somalia executed two men by firing squad on Tuesday for the gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, a government official said, adding it would serve as a warning to […]

Indian Rape Victim Dies In Hospital After Being Set Ablaze

Indian Rape Victim Dies In Hospital After Being Set Ablaze

A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party for failing to check incidents of violence against women. The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao […]

Zimbabwe Police Needs To Stop Violence Against Women

Zimbabwe Police Needs To Stop Violence Against Women

Zimbabwe has seen an unprecedented increase in the levels of violence against women by the police especially during the sporadic demonstrations and city council’s unending running battles with vendors. Disturbing images of women being beaten by police have gone viral on social media a lot this year raising concerns about the police’s respect for the […]

Armed With Trumpets, S. African Men Blow Away Street Crime Against Women

Armed With Trumpets, S. African Men Blow Away Street Crime Against Women

During the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, the vuvuzela – a long, colourful plastic trumpet – gained international fame for the way it filled stadiums with a loud, buzzing sound of fan support. Nearly a decade later, the instrument has taken on a new purpose in a country rife with violent crime. It […]

Thousands Gather In Madrid To Protest Violence Against Women

Thousands Gather In Madrid To Protest Violence Against Women

  Protesters carried banners reading “We don’t want to carry on counting victims” and chanted “We are not alone” as they brandished umbrellas in pouring rain Thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid on Friday to draw attention to domestic violence in a year when over 40 women have been recorded so far as having […]

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said: “Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. It is absolutely unacceptable that […]

The Story Corner : This CAN of Worms

The Story Corner :  This CAN of Worms

Ladies and gentlemen, I really don’t know how to explain exactly how I feel but I think that religion in this part of the world is overrated or just a means of keeping people under the palms of a supreme physical leader. You may argue this with me but this is my opinion about this. […]

Malawi Shines On Ending Gender Based Violence

Malawi Shines On Ending Gender Based Violence

Malawi implored fellow United Nations (UN) member states to embrace social protection systems, emphasizing that these systems are effective in empowerment of women and girls to shield them against poverty and gender inequalities. Kathewera Banda: CSOs must complement government efforts in implementation of social protection measures   Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare […]

MKSS Kicks Off ‘Micro Flavour Project’ To Help Fight Against Violence Through Rap Music

MKSS Kicks Off ‘Micro Flavour Project’ To Help Fight Against Violence Through Rap Music

 The European organisation MK-Sustainable Solutions (MKSS) announced Friday the launch of its “Micro Flavour” pilot project aimed at spreading positive messages to young people and fight against violence through rap. Launched in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tunis, this project aims to bring youth out […]

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