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Hundred men in Central Region schooled on sexual, gender-based violence

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

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...
gender inequality

UN urges Somalia to prevent sexual, gender-based violence

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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Terry Crews’ Sexual Assault Experience

Last year, the 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' actor claimed that talent agent Adam Venit grabbed his crotch at a Hollywood party, but he has now criticised...
In observance of International Women’s Day, participants march from the centre of Monrovia to the Temple of Justice, home of the Liberian Supreme Court, where they staged a peaceful sit-in protest against gender-based violence. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

Nigeria’s fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Introduction Sexual and Gender based violence (SGBV) is one of the most extreme expression of unequal gender relations in society. First and foremost, it is...

Gender Ministry Launch Activism against Gender Based Violence

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...

Minister Calls For Gender Responsive Budgets To Eradicate FGM

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Friday appealed to African governments to improve upon their national budgets...
Child abuse

Taking Another Viewpoint Instead of Silence

I just became privy to a story of a well-known Ghanaian man who was convicted and sentenced to prison for the crime of sexual...

Sexual, reproductive health inequalities persist in Zimbabwe – UNFPA

Zimbabwe is among developing countries still suffering from inequality of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, a United Nations agency...

Adolescents Request Practical Information On STIs Prevention

A recent study indicates that Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) programmes in the country are not providing the full range of information adolescents need. The...

Europe Now the World Leader in Child Sexual Abuse Trade

Europe is becoming the global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report. The annual report by the Internet...

13 Pregnant JHS Students Sent Home To Deliver

Eighteen pupils from 13 junior high schools in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region who got pregnant had been sent home to...
Supreme Court

Driver Charged For Defiling 15 Year Old Boy

An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday remanded Sampson Mensah, a 31 year old driver on the charge of defiling a 15 year old boy...

Campaign To Reduce Unsafe Abortion Intensified In B/A

The campaign to substantially reduce unsafe abortion, particularly among young women in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has intensified. This is being spearheaded by Global Hands on...

PPAG Remains Committed To Promoting Reproductive Health

The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) a non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights, at the...

‘Adonko’ is all about dance but not s*x – Okyeame Kwame

Hiplife artiste Okyeame Kwame has said his new track ‘Adonko’ which features Kwabena Kwabena is a love dance and has nothing doing with sex. He...

Hundreds of US Gymnasts Claim Sexual Abuse

Hundreds of US gymnasts have come forward to say they were sexually abused by adults in the sport.A nine-month investigation by the Indianapolis Star...
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East Mamprusi: Efforts Underway To Increase Pupils Access To Sexual and Reproductive Health

The four-year project dubbed: “Get up, Speak out,” (GUSO) is being implemented by a consortium of six Non-Governmental Organisations, under the Ghana SRHR Alliance...

Sexual Satisfaction in Men Linked to Bright Light

Exposure to bright light can lead to greater sexual satisfaction in men who have low sexual desire, a new study suggests. Scientists from the...

Give Support to Youth Reproductive Health Education – Prof. Kwankye

He said educating the youth on the SRHR was important because such issues were complex and could not be addressed by a single...
Over two hundred Nepalese peacekeepers arrive in Juba from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to reinforce the military component of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Isaac Billy

UN officials say blue helmets are discredited over cases of sexual abuse

UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous and Undersecretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare also said all stakeholders in peacekeeping missions have responsibilities in...
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Ghana To Host No YAWA National Youth Sexual, Reproductive Health & Rights Summit

The summit is envisaged to be an annual national SRHR platform for young people to discourse, engage stakeholders and also share ideas on how...
UN Security Council

UNSC take steps to confront sexual abuse by peacekeepers

The resolution, drafted by the United States, requests UN Secretary-General to replace all military and police unit of a troop or police contributing country...
Security Council

UNSC debates on US draft resolution on sexual Abuse

The U.N. Security Council convened a meeting Thursday on sexual abuse by peacekeepers where a draft resolution, pushed by the United States for...
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Lady Gaga goes for twin tattoos with sexual assault victims

The 29-year-old singer - who was raped at 19-years-old - was joined onstage at the Academy Awards by other victims for her performance of...

Alleged Victims Disappointed Over By Court Decision

Two cases are crossed from Bill Cosby’s list of lawsuits. The Los Angeles County Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday, January 6, that the veteran...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

DOVVSU Records Over 2,500 Sexual, Gender Based Violence

The Regional Coordinator of DOVVSU, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Appiah-Sakyi who disclosed this, said until last year, about 50 percent of the...
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DOVSSU reveals statistics on violence against women

Available statistics from the Unit indicates that the country recorded 17,778 cases of various forms of violence in 2014, with assault on women being...

FGM incidences reduce in Upper West Region

The Department of Gender and Social Protection has said there has been a major reduction in the incidence of female genital mutilation in the...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

Making the stand against women a collective responsibility

Sexual and gender-based violence is the most extreme form of the global and systemic inequality experienced by women and girls. It knows no geographic,...