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South Africa: Mbalula To Ensure ‘No Woman Is Turned Away From Police Stations’

South Africa: Mbalula To Ensure ‘No Woman Is Turned Away From Police Stations’

Police minister Fikile Mbalula says he will launch a campaign in the coming weeks to ensure that complaints of violence against women are handled with the sensitivity it requires at every police station in the country. Mbalula told journalists in Parliament on Tuesday that he had already discussed the idea with acting national police commissioner […]

Female Artists Demand End To Violence Against Women, Other Rights

Female Artists Demand End To Violence Against Women, Other Rights

Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN) -South West zone – recently commemorated its 15th anniversary with a major exhibition held at Nike Arts Gallery, Lekki, Lagos. It also coincided with the International Women’s Day 2017 celebration that had ‘Be Bold for Change’ as theme. For the female artists also, the theme was ‘Women Arise,’ which […]

Ending Gender Violence, Key To Health And Well-Being

Ending Gender Violence, Key To Health And Well-Being

 Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and STIs, unwanted pregnancies […]

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Why Do Some Men Rape?

 A recent report from Equality Now titled ‘The World’s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic’ offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. However, there is substantial evidence that legal approaches to dealing with violence in any context are ineffective. For example, the empirical evidence on […]

Groups Seek Resource Mobilisation To Fight Violence Against Women

Groups Seek Resource Mobilisation To Fight Violence Against Women

Some groups under the aegis of Gender Awareness Trust (GAT) and Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) and the Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) project are advocating for resource mobilization for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Emmanuel Tagwai of Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) stressed the need for […]

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

AS of yesterday, 13 rape cases had been reported in the Ohangwena region alone since the beginning of this year. According to Ohangwena police spokesperson sergeant Abner Itumba, most cases involve older men raping girls who are their relatives. “This is a worrisome trend. I do not know what is happening with our men in […]

South Africa: Man Arrested After Eastern Cape Woman Is Dragged Into Bushes and Raped

South Africa: Man Arrested After Eastern Cape Woman Is Dragged Into Bushes and Raped

Police in Butterworth have arrested a man who allegedly grabbed a woman from outside her home, dragged her into bushes and raped her, Captain Jackson Manatha said on Sunday. The attack on the 19-year-old woman took place on Friday while she was relaxing outside her house in Mahlubini near the Kei Bridge in Butterworth. She […]

Burundi: Environment Minister Shot Dead In Capital

Burundi: Environment Minister Shot Dead In Capital

Police have arrested a woman in connection to the assassination of a government minister, authorities said. Burundi has witnessed a period of political violence that has left 500 people dead and 300,000 others displaced. Minutes after midnight local time, a gunman shot and killed Burundi’s Environment Minister Emmanuel Niyokuru, police said in a statement on […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Congo-Kinshasa: Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

A Ugandan Islamist rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) carried out the attack in Eringeta, a town 55 kilometers (35 miles) north of the regional hub Beni, on Saturday afternoon, local officials said. “The ADF has yet again plunged the people of Eringeti and its surrounding areas into mourning,” regional official Amisi […]

Towards Eradicating Violence Against Women

Towards Eradicating Violence Against Women

The White Ribbon Day is celebrated every year beginning November 25 up to December 10 when the Human Rights Day will be the culmination of the celebrations. The message behind the White Ribbon movement is aimed to stop every form of violence against women and sensitize everyone, particularly the youth, so that they learn from […]