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Namibia to introduce new laws to fight gender-based violence

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Namibia is introducing new laws to deal with the influx of gender-based violence (GBV), the country's Ministry of Justice said on Friday. ...

Marrying off a child completely destroys her future – UNFPA

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reiterated its commitment towards the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Ghanaian Communities by unveiling...

Institutions to safeguard rights of women and girls must be strengthened

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The denial of income security, negative cultural practices, stereotyping, and gender-based violence among other things, remain the bane of society leading to the...
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Namibia vows to improve laws to fight against gender-based violence

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Namibia on Tuesday celebrated human rights day with government declaring that the country has laid a solid foundation in cementing human rights and created...
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Hundred men in Central Region schooled on sexual, gender-based violence

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The Central Regional Department of Gender has organised an intensive capacity building and empowerment workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) for 100 men...

UNFPA empowers market women on sexual violence

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has embarked on a campaign towards empowering women at the Agbogbloshie Market to report sexual and gender-based violence...
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South African president urges swift police action amid growing gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged police to intensify the manhunt for the killer of a female student as the country is haunted by...
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Zambian leader says gender-based violence has no place in society

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday said gender-based violence was both an intolerable and inexcusable crime which has no place in society. ...
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UN urges Somalia to prevent sexual, gender-based violence

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The United Nations top envoy in Somalia on Monday urged the government to prevent sexual and gender-based violence as Mogadishu joined an annual campaign...
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South African parliament pledges to strengthen legislation against gender-based violence

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South Africa's parliament on Monday joined a nationwide campaign against gender-based violence, pledging to strengthen legislation to end the scourge. "We assure...

Collective effort needed to curb sexual and gender based violence

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The Central Regional Department of Gender has called on stakeholders to collaborate efforts to systematically eliminate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Child marriage and...

Ending sexual harassment in Schools is vital—Mother Superior

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Rev. Sister Elizabeth Amoako, ( Mother Superior), Principal of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) College of Education in Cape Coast has called for...
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African media urged to support campaign against gender-based violence

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African media organizations should promote gender parity in the workplace and support campaign against violence targeted on women and girls, international campaigners said on...

Promote healthy gender norms in the family unit-ICDP

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The Country Director for the International Child Development Programme (ICDP), Mad Joyce Larnyoh, has called on parents and guardians to promote healthy gender norms...
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Over 30 women killed in gender-based violence in South Africa in August

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With more than 30 women dead in the hands of their partners in August alone, South African gender-based violence expert said the government needs...
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South Africans protest against growing gender-based violence

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Hundreds of people gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday in protest against growing gender-based violence. Organized by student organizations and civil groups, the...
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UN condemns growing gender-based violence in South Africa

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The United Nations in South Africa on Wednesday strongly condemned growing gender-based violence that has claimed the lives of several women in the country...

Gender-based Violence on the Increase in South Africa

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The Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa Shenilla Mohamed,has stated unequivocally that, Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. Executive...

Duke of Sussex presents prestigious awards to innovators

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The Duke of Sussex has presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary. A campaigner...
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Gender-based violence cases still high in Zambia’s Copperbelt province despite awareness drive

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Gender-based violence (GBV) cases in Zambia's Copperbelt province have remained high despite increased awareness programs to curb the scourge, a women's association said on...
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African women judicial actors vow to curb gender-based violence

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African women justice actors have inked a commitment to stepping up efforts to combat gender-based violence (GBV) in the continent. Representatives...
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UN calls on stakeholders to advocate for end to gender-based violence

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The United Nations in Ghana on Monday called on all stakeholders to stand in solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence and support grassroots activists...
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Namibia rolls out First Ladies First movement to curb gender-based violence

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Namibia rolled out the First Ladies First movement on Saturday evening, aiming to raise awareness and curb prevalent cases of gender-based violence on the...
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Africa’s uniformed personnel seek partnership to fight gender-based violence, human trafficking

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Officers from police, correction service and military from some 40 African countries are meeting in Rwandan capital Kigali to explore ways of establishing strategic...
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Communities In C/R Receives Training On Gender-Based Violence

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Community members in the Komenda Edna Eguafo Abream and the Agona Districts in the Central Region have undergone training and sensitization on violence against...

Ghana launches campaign against gender violence

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Ghana on Saturday began a nationwide campaign against gender-based violence. The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is an international campaign that starts on...

Gender Ministry Launch Activism against Gender Based Violence

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Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Friday launched the 16-Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in Accra. The...
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Steady progress by Ghanaian women accelerate development

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Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Tuesday said the steady progress that Ghanaian women have chalked over the...
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Supreme Court Judge Recommends Amendment Of Criminal Laws

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Mrs Sophia Ophelia Adjeibea Adinyira, a Supreme Court Judge, has recommended the amendment of Ghana’s criminal laws to make defilement a first degree felony. “Section...
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Namibia holds training program on curbing gender-based violence

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Namibian legal practitioners, police investigators and social workers are undergoing a weeklong training program on how to deal with cases involving victims of gender-based...