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Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

Gender Violence Is A Challenge In Malawi

16 days of activism has revealed that violence and harassment towards women and young girls in the world of work remains most tolerated violations of female workers human rights. This revelation has been made during 16 days of activism whereby government through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare launched Ndiulula (Won’t be […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  “Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres   Why we must eliminate violence against women Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one […]

Underfunding Of Women, Health Programme Is Violence Against Women’

Underfunding Of Women, Health Programme Is Violence Against Women’

For the effective implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act, the federal government, particularly the Ministry of Women Affairs and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP), has been called upon to invest more money in the cause of women, as well as their mental and psychological health. The […]

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

 Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. Tragically, stories like theirs are all too common in South Sudan. Though comprehensive […]

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

When researchers began looking at efforts by a development charity to improve resilience to climate change among rural communities in eastern Chad, they found something they hadn’t anticipated. Many of the women they interviewed talked not about drought or failed crops as their biggest worry but instead about the widespread violence they and other women […]

Call To Action – Stop Violence Against Women

Call To Action – Stop Violence Against Women

Social, electronic and local media across the country has been awash with several accounts of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) disproportionately targeted against women and girls. This manifests in forms of wife battering, denial of resources, rape, defilement, trafficking and sexual harassment. Moreover, many such cases go unreported due to survivors’ fear of being ostracised […]

We Cannot Be Silent On ‘Honour-Based’ Violence

Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani has brought forward a motion that certain crimes against women should no longer be described in relation to ‘honour’. Her rationale sounds reasonable – that describing these crimes differently has meant that police have been treating them as less serious; that they have been avoiding dealing with these crimes due to […]

Parliament Urges Young People To Fight Against Sexual Violence In South Africa

Parliament Urges Young People To Fight Against Sexual Violence In South Africa

Parliament has urged young people, particularly young men, to be at the forefront of the fight to eradicate crimes against women and children. This year’s Youth Month takes place at a time when the country is confronted with increasing reports of violent and brutal attacks on women and children. The South African Police Services crime […]

Kenya: IEBC Warns Of Stern Action On Violence Against Women

Kenya: IEBC Warns Of Stern Action On Violence Against Women

Security of women candidates is to be enhanced as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) sent out a stern warning to male political rivals and their supporters against harassing their women opponents during this campaign period. Speaking in Nairobi during a meeting of women candidates vying for various political seats in the General elections […]

Change Your Behaviour’ Malema Tells South African Men

Change Your Behaviour’ Malema Tells South African Men

EFF leader Julius Malema has challenged South African men who are against the hashtag #MenAreTrash to change their behaviour and start protecting women. Speaking at an Africa Day celebration concert in Joubert Park in Johannesburg on Thursday, Malema said the man accused of killing 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena had misrepresented South African men. He said instead […]

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