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Lone Women’s Rape Suspect In Windhoek Court, Namibia

Lone Women’s Rape Suspect In Windhoek Court, Namibia

The alleged Goreangab Dam rapist and robber of lone women made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura on Friday. Police deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said Fillipus Hamutenya (37) was charged with rape and robbery, although he only appeared in court for robbery. His case was postponed to 19 December to allow […]

Even As Sudan Signs Peace Deal, Feminists Fight For Representation

Even As Sudan Signs Peace Deal, Feminists Fight For Representation

In Sudan, women are well-represented in the workforce. They are not lacking in any public spaces. And over the past few months, they have made up half, if not more, of the protest crowds making demands of their new transitional government. Women were an integral part of protests that led to the ouster of longtime […]

Levis and Wrangler Vow To Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse

Levis and Wrangler Vow To Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse

Garment manufacture has grown to become the largest formal sector employer in the landlocked southern African country over the last decades, providing jobs to around 40,000 people Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to […]

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

Kenyan women on long-acting contraceptives recorded higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, compared to the general population, a new study reveals. The study was done in four African countries, Kenya included, showed that a high number of women in the study who went for modern family planning methods had gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Most affected are […]

Gender Norms Built Into Sexual Violence Programmes In The DRC Need A Rethink

Gender Norms Built Into Sexual Violence Programmes In The DRC Need A Rethink

Sexual and gender-based violence is an enormous problem in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The international focus has been on rape by armed actors, rather than on sexual and gender-based violence more broadly. As result initiatives have concentrated on combating perpetrators’ impunity and providing medical, legal, psychosocial and economic aid to survivors. But in recent years organisations […]

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

This article is part of Health’s new series, Life Interrupted: Living With an Invisible Illness. Each month, one woman will share what it’s like to appear healthy on the outside while navigating daily life with a serious physical or mental health condition. I have had a long battle with my mental health. Ever since I can remember, I was always anxious, and […]

Less Privileged Women Get Menstrual Cups In Malawi

Less Privileged Women Get Menstrual Cups In Malawi

Your Time Women’s Empowerment Foundation, in conjunction with Kuwala Health Media Trust, is donating menstrual cups to women who are less privileged in Mzimba and Dedza districts. Speaking in an interview, one of the focal persons at Your Time Women’s Foundation, Monalisa Tembo, said the menstrual cups that cost about K60 000 each, are recycled […]

There Are More Women In Japan’s Parliament – A Political Break For Japan

There Are More Women In Japan’s Parliament – A Political Break For Japan

Last month’s elections brought in 28 women, taking to 56 the total number of female members in the 245-seat upper house, or nearly 23 per cent, up from 21 per cent before Japan’s parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and […]

Let All Employers Make It Normal For Mothers To Breastfeed At Work

Let All Employers Make It Normal For Mothers To Breastfeed At Work

The annual World Breastfeeding Week is usually marked on August 1-7. This week aims at creating awareness on the enormous benefits of breastfeeding to the welfare and health of babies. This is in addition to a bigger drive for maternal health focused on food security, good nutrition and poverty reduction. This year’s theme is “Empower […]

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