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Rape Survivor Fights Sexual Violence With Awareness Campaign

Rape Survivor Fights Sexual Violence With Awareness Campaign

A Botswana singer and activist who was raped three years ago launched a campaign on Friday to fight high rates of sexual violence in the country, saying the rape of her younger sister last month had spurred her to act. Refilwe Mooki, 23, who still suffers post-traumatic stress as a result of her attack, said […]

Domestic Violence Cases Decrease In Cuanza Sul

Domestic Violence Cases Decrease In Cuanza Sul

The central Cuanza Sul province registered a total of 136 cases of domestic violence in the last six months, less 30 in relation to the same period in 2019, the provincial director of the Department of the Social Action Family and Gender Equality, Maria da Conceição Neto, told ANGOP on Tuesday. In the meantime, the […]

Kenya Orders Probe Into Rise In Violence Against Women And Girls During Pandemic

Kenya Orders Probe Into Rise In Violence Against Women And Girls During Pandemic

Kenya’s president on Monday ordered an investigation into rising reports of violence against women and girls – including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – as a result of coronavirus restrictions. Lockdowns to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have fuelled an upsurge in gender-based violence across the world, with […]

COVID-19 Highlights Need For Companies To Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

COVID-19 Highlights Need For Companies To Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

The global surge in domestic violence during coronavirus lockdowns highlights the need for companies to do more to protect victims and help them get their lives back on track, experts on the issue said on Thursday. Companies should offer women facing domestic abuse flexible working, extra leave so they can move home and sort out […]

Join The Fight Against GBV

Join The Fight Against GBV

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on all South Africans to join hands in the fight against the scourge of Gender-Based Violence. “I implore all South Africans wherever you are, whatever language you speak, whatever your religious persuasion and whatever your political affiliation, let us join hands together to fight this evil scourge that […]

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

A spate of murders of South African women in recent weeks, including a heavily pregnant woman stabbed and hanged from a tree, highlighted the need for tougher police action on violence against women, women’s rights groups said on Tuesday. Two weeks after South Africa ended a nine-week ban on alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa linked […]

Cameroonians Fleeing Separatist Violence Head To Nigeria Ahead Of Elections

Cameroonians Fleeing Separatist Violence Head To Nigeria Ahead Of Elections

Villagers in Cameroon’s volatile northwest region are fleeing separatist violence ahead of February 9 local and parliamentary elections to neighbouring Nigeria.  The rebels have vowed to stop the elections and are clashing with the military while civilians are caught up in the fighting. Christians at True Faith Ministries, in the Nigerian border village of Atta, […]

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked humanitarian workers in Borno State. Two others were also reportedly kidnapped by the insurgents, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The insurgents carried out the attack along the Maiduguri-Monguno road. Credible sources within the UN system in Maiduguri, Borno State, confirmed the […]

Rape Cases In Nigeria

Rape Cases In Nigeria

The media was abuzz about the rape scandal of a prominent Abuja-based senior pastor and founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo and how he was alleged to have raped Busola Dakolo, wife of a popular singer, Timi Dakolo in 2002. The scandal most times top the trending list on Twitter blog, as […]

Women Gather In Paris To Protest Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Women Gather In Paris To Protest Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Hundreds of women took part in so-called “die-in” protests in central Paris on Saturday, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women. More than 120 women are believed to have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year according to local associations. Demonstrators held up signs with […]

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