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Gauteng Speaks On Violence Against Women and Children

Gauteng Speaks On Violence Against Women and Children

Gauteng Premier David Makhura met with the senior management of the South African Police Services (SAPS), and the MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane on Wednesday 24 May 2017, to discuss a battle plan to deal with the high crime rate in the province as well as the recent scourge of violence against women and […]

Experts Canvas Stiffer Penalties for Violence Against Women

Experts Canvas Stiffer Penalties for Violence Against Women

 In the face of increasing wave of sexual assaults and violence against women, government has been tasked on tougher legal punishment for offenders, to serve as deterrent. Admitting that some states such as Lagos and Jigawa have however stipulated stronger punishment, they would want remaining states to adopt similar position on the issue to ensure […]

Group Raises Concern Over Frequent Rape

Group Raises Concern Over Frequent Rape

A coalition group, “the civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All” (CSACEFA), Delta State Chapter, has raised concern over the alleged frequent rape and violence against Women/Girls across the state. While alleging 261 rape/violence cases against women/girls in the past eight months, the group state secretary, Mrs. Augusta Keneboh however sought effective media collaboration […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Changing The Story

LOUD WHISPERS: Changing The Story

Mabel is a 42 year old woman. She has a job she loves and is very good at. She is respected by all her colleagues and peers. She has three adorable children, who are all doing well in their respective schools. She is very active in her church, she is a member of two professional […]

South Africa: East London Men March Against Women Abuse

South Africa: East London Men March Against Women Abuse

About 500 men took part in a march in East London against crime and the abuse of women and children on Friday. In preparing for the march, 100 homeless men removed all advertisements for abortions and penis enlargement on the walls of buildings. Mbulelo Ngceza, who was part of the campaign to remove the advertisements, […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  Background By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women’s activists have marked 25 November […]

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

The use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have increased risks of violence against women, according to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). Mr Medi Kaggwa, the chairman of UHRC, said cases of online violence against women had risen in 2015 and 2016. “The commission has noted increased cases of abuse […]

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

  Archbishop Abune Markos from East Gojam Zone Diocese in Ethiopia believes in gender equality. He is committed to end child marriages and all forms of violence against women and girls in Ethiopia. “Education is power and the key to freedom,” he says. “Marriage should only happen when people are ready…. You can only marry […]

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

No Home For Sexual Violators – Zainab Hawa Bangura

Sexual violence against women in Africa has taken a new turn and there is serious eradication campaign going on. Africa has taken the bold step to support her women and fight against sexual violators. Recently,South Sudan vowed to fight against sexual violence and deal with every sexual violator in the country. Zainab Hawa Bangura, the […]

Violence Against Women And Girls In Nigeria: The Role Of Women’sAID Collective (WACOL) In Supporting Women And Girls

Violence against women and girls is the most surreptitious form of violation of human rights of women and constitutes an invasion of women’s lives in public and private spaces. Hence, there is no safe place for women to thrive in dignity and enjoy their human rights to live a life free from violence. Violence against […]

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