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Women Challenged To Take Lead In Ending Gender Discrimination

Women Challenged To Take Lead In Ending Gender Discrimination

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Dedza Diocese has urged women to actively participate in efforts that are destined to end gender discrimination in the society. Speaking at Bembeke at the end of a two-day training session for Catholic Women and Men’s Organisations on Friday, Dedza Social Development Diocesan Chairperson, Father Paul Kumkumbira […]

Swiss Women Stage A Mass Scream Over Domestic Violence, Pay Gap

Swiss Women Stage A Mass Scream Over Domestic Violence, Pay Gap

Women across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men. Last year half a million people marched to highlight the nation’s poor record on women’s rights. This year’s version of what organisers call the Women’s Strike was more subdued […]

Nigerian Governors Declare ‘State of Emergency’ On Sexual Violence

Nigerian Governors Declare ‘State of Emergency’ On Sexual Violence

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has declared a state of emergency on the increasing rate of sexual and gender-based violence in the country. The NGF chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said this via a communique sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. Mr Fayemi, who has signed the Sexual Violence Against Children (compulsory treatment […]

Thousands Demand Justice For Women

Thousands Demand Justice For Women

Thousands of Nigerians have condemned the high wave of violence against women in the country. Most of them have to take to social media to demand “justice” after a series of high-profile cases of violence against women sparked outrage nationwide. The rallying cries #JusticeForUwa, #JusticeForTina and #JusticeForJennifer have reverberated among internet users, with celebrities like, […]

GBV Command Centre Has Received Close to 12 000 Calls In South Africa

GBV Command Centre Has Received Close to 12 000 Calls In South Africa

The gender-based violence (GBV) command centre has received close to 12 000 calls since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national lockdown. However, only a small percentage of the calls are actually related to GBV. Statistics from the centre revealed that, from 1 to 26 of March, the command centre received 4 494 calls, 208 Please […]

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

#MeToo Movement On The Hunt To Find And Punish Sexual Predators In Namibia

When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act. But one tweet turned into hundreds, and #MeTooNamibia erupted into a growing movement backed by the first lady, Monica Geingos, that is using social media […]

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence in Malawi

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence in Malawi

Women rallied to protest against widespread rape and sexual abuse as they marked the global ‘She Decides Day’ Dozens of women took to the streets of Malawi’s capital on Monday to protest against sexual violence after a series of alleged police assaults on women last year. About 90 protesters, most of them women, marched through […]

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation. The killing of journalist Karla Turcios, whose beaten body was found dumped on a roadside in 2018, made […]

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence against women and girls in South Africa is now recognised as a national crisis. Far too many women and girls experience violence, primarily from their intimate partners. The latest Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey across South Africa, led by the South African Medical Research Council in 2016, suggests that 1 in 10 women experienced […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

AW Gist : The Change Agents ( Sexual Violence)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

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