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Posted by in News on September 4, 2019

Call for Proposals: SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the Prevention and Response of Gender Based Violence 2020.

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are seeking applications for innovative research and interventions…

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Posted by in News on September 4, 2019

Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Women And Young Girls – And Here’s Why.

A symposium on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and Climate Change Resilience organized by UNFPA, the United Nations…

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Posted by in News on August 26, 2019

Preventing Violence Against Women: A Primer for African Women’s Organizations

The primer on VAW Prevention was launched on August 19th 2019 in a Convening hosted by AWDF in Accra. The…

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Posted by in News on August 26, 2019

Kampala’s Market Women Unite Against Harassment

There is a growing attention on addressing harassment at formal and informal workplaces. Several initiatives are being taken to making…

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Posted by in News on July 24, 2019

From where I stand: “Girls need to believe in themselves”

Wilma Riziki Kazunguis, 23, is a member of Moving the Goalposts, a community-based organization in Kilifi, a coastal town of…

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Posted by in 16 Days, News on April 15, 2019

Call for applications: 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence and World Aids Day

To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based violence this year, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is…

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Posted by in News on February 11, 2019

Uganda: ‘Curvy’ Tourism Campaign Rattles Feminists

Uganda is on the hunt to find the next Miss Curvy, as part of a new beauty pageant to attract…

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Posted by in News on February 11, 2019

Sierra Leone Declares National Rape Emergency

President Julius Bio has upped the maximum punishment for rape of a minor and called on the country to address…

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Posted by in News on January 21, 2019

Up in Arms Against Rape Culture

Botswana: The nation is up in ups over the worsening rape culture that has left most women living in constant…

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Posted by in News on November 5, 2018

Uganda: Nuns Launch Campaign Against Domestic Violence

In a bid to end domestic violence in Kabarole District, nuns of the Holy Cross Sisters family Virika have initiated…

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