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Activists In Egypt Demand Better Enforcement On Sexual Harassment

Activists In Egypt Demand Better Enforcement On Sexual Harassment

 Egyptian women’s rights activists called on Monday for laws protecting women to be better enforced after the introduction of stronger penalties for sexual harassment offences. They welcomed a move by Egypt’s parliament on Sunday to reclassify sexual harassment as a felony, increase the minimum jail sentence from one to two years and raise the fine […]

Church Leaders Begin Campaign On Violence Against Women, Girls

Church Leaders Begin Campaign On Violence Against Women, Girls

Church leaders under the leadership of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) in collaboration with UNICEF has commenced campaign in six states of Nigeria for an end to violence against women and girls. According to the Council, the present campaign project focuses on Sokoto, Adamawa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos, Ebonyi, and Cross River States. […]

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Is a Collective Task

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Is a Collective Task

In Nigeria, the percentage of women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 has increased from 28 per cent in both 2008 and 2013 to 31 per cent in 2018. Officer in charge, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Lagos State, Muhammad Okorie, notes that before 25 years, a girl must have been violated either […]

Bank Supports Govt in Fight for Women Liberation

Bank Supports Govt in Fight for Women Liberation

NMB Bank is upbeat in realising President Samia Suluhu Hassan quest to liberate women economically by providing them with entrepreneurship education as well as capital to run their businesses. Early this week, the bank launched the Mwanamke Jasiri platform that loosely translates as a Brave Woman podium for all women in the Southern Regions aimed […]

Nasfat Launches Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

Nasfat Launches Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

A Nigerian Muslim group, Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), yesterday, launched a campaign to eradicate what it described as “epidemic of violence against women and girls” in Nigeria. The society, in partnership with UNICEF, also expressed concerns over the circumcision of women and girls, saying findings revealed that 20% of them were circumcised before the age of […]

Despite U.S.$30 Million Safe School Project, Bandits Kidnap 939 Students in Six Months

Despite U.S.$30 Million Safe School Project, Bandits Kidnap 939 Students in Six Months

No fewer than 939 students have been kidnapped from different secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the federation between December 2020 and May 2021, a new survey that tracks kidnapping incidents in schools has revealed. With the rising incidents of students’ abduction, Global Rights, a Washington-based human rights organisation, asked the federal government to audit […]

Gender-Based Violence Leading Cause of School Dropouts in Kenya

Gender-Based Violence Leading Cause of School Dropouts in Kenya

Gender-Based Violence has been singled out as the major contributing factor to girls dropping out of school in Kenya, particularly this year when thousands of girls failed to sit for their national examinations in primary school. Statistics released by the Ministry of Education in March show that 12,424 Class 8 candidates did not turn up […]

Fight Against Gender-Based Violence Continues

Fight Against Gender-Based Violence Continues

Even though government condemns Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in all its forms and has gone all out to find ways of curbing cases of GBV, Women in Botswana continue to be subjected to various forms of violence As such, the war against violence on women and girls is yet to be won because it is still […]

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Why Girls Continue To Experience Violence At South African Schools

Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to violence. Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school. Learners who are victimised at school […]

Boko Haram Brutality Against Women and Girls Needs Urgent Response

Boko Haram Brutality Against Women and Girls Needs Urgent Response

Recent attacks in Borno State marked by war crimes, including rape and other sexual violence, as well as murder and mass pillage Nigerian authorities and partners must provide food and services to affected communities Boko Haram fighters targeted women and girls with rape and other sexual violence, amounting to war crimes, during recent raids in […]

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