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We Are Human And Want To Have Sex Too, Disabled Women say

We Are Human And Want To Have Sex Too, Disabled Women say

Disabled women around the world are being denied basic health services from family planning advice to pap smears because they are seen as asexual, disability rights campaigners said on Thursday. Women with disabilities are often ignored, shunned or mocked when seeking help from medical practitioners or even friends or family, victims said on the sidelines […]

Borno Women Demand Campaign Promises

Borno Women Demand Campaign Promises

Patrons of the Borno State chapter of the Nigerian League of Women Voters have charged the league to, as a matter of priority, fight for the fulfillment of all electioneering campaign promises by politicians to women and children in the state. They also charged the league to, in spite of the predicaments the persistent security […]

‘A Woman Cannot Just Sit When Her Children Have Nothing To Eat’

‘A Woman Cannot Just Sit When Her Children Have Nothing To Eat’

Amai Tanya sets out early on a chilly morning from her one-roomed apartment in Tsakane in Brakpan with her two-month-old baby girl on her back. She packs a small lunch and gathers the mops, doormats, linen and other goods she will sell door to door. Winter is setting in and she is dressed in warm […]

UN Seeks Women’s Greater Participation In Peace, Conflict Resolution

UN Seeks Women’s Greater Participation In Peace, Conflict Resolution

United Nations Women Deputy Country Representative to Nigeria, Mr. Lansana Wonneh, Thursday said women would play a great role if they are allowed to participate in peace building and conflict resolution. Speaking at the official launch of the women, peace and security programme in Benue State and celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day, Wonneh […]

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

 Despite efforts by authorities to sensitise communities to report sexual assaults, most individuals in Mangochi still do not report such cases to authorities for purposes of prosecution. National Programmes Coordinator for Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance, Hastings Saka told Malawi News Agency Thursday during the training of 20 youth leaders in the district on reporting […]

Women’s Bank In Zimbabwe Bank Receive Massive Response

Women’s Bank In Zimbabwe Bank Receive Massive Response

The Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank Limited has disbursed loans worth over $23 000 since it started operating at the end of June and is in the process of processing other applications totalling $300 000. The applications for loans are mostly coming from people in agriculture and others seeking funding for education. The bank continues to […]

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

 Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. Tragically, stories like theirs are all too common in South Sudan. Though comprehensive […]

Uganda Borrows $40m To Fight Sexual Abuse

Uganda  Borrows $40m To Fight Sexual Abuse

 A Cabinet decision to borrow $40m (Shs144b) to fight sexual abuse in the country was informed by a World Bank demand for the government to safeguard women working at public infrastructure construction sites, this newspaper can reveal. Multiple sources told Daily Monitor yesterday that Ugandan bureaucrats led by Finance minister Matia Kasaija made the initial […]

Lip-Service About Gender Based Violence Must Stop!

Lip-Service About Gender Based Violence Must Stop!

JUST CONDEMNING GENDER based violence is not enough! Everyday perpetrators of these gruesome acts against women and girls go free, and their victims are not given fair share of justice. “Action Speaks Louder than Words” KORPO JAIMEH’S ORDEAL is just one of many. She’s now racing against time to get medical care to safe her […]