Sexual Violence

Posted by in News on November 21, 2019

Celebrating the life of Bogaletch Gebre; The Ethiopian women’s rights activist who fought to end female genital mutilation.

Bogaletch, “the woman who began the rebellion of Ethiopian women” commonly known as Boge, dedicated her life to empowering women…

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Posted by in News on October 21, 2019

What Will It Take to Ensure That Women’s Lives Are Valued?

Ahead of the SVRI Conference in South Africa, Members of the Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM), Global Women’s…

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Posted by in News on September 11, 2019

Activists In RSA Urge All Of Us To Act: We All Have A Role To Play.

Several women, including long-time community activists, took center stage nationally this past week during the massive marches in Cape Town…

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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 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 Announcements, News on July 8, 2019

Call for Proposals: Evaluation Projects in Tanzania and Uganda

The Evaluation Fund is launching a Call for Proposals in collaboration with the Global & African Partnerships to End Violence…

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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 October 8, 2018

Congo-Kinshasa: Mukwege – ‘Do Not Treat Sexual Violence As Taboo’

If all men would act and think like Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, it would be a better world. DW’s Susanne…

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Posted by in News on September 17, 2018

South Africa: Gender-Based Violence – Mabuza Says ‘Men Must Change’

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on South African men to change to stop the scourge of gender-based violence in…

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Posted by in News on September 10, 2018

Stop Regression on Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls, UN Experts Urge

GENEVA (5 September 2018) — Rollback and regression on respect for international human rights norms threatens the sexual and reproductive…

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