Sexual Violence

Posted by in News on October 17, 2016

Powerful Photo Collages Tell the Devastating Stories of Teen Mothers in Senegal

Senegal: A new photo series is shedding light on gender inequality around the world by focusing on the harrowing stories…

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Posted by in News on August 16, 2016

Woman Speaks About Sexual Abuse By Stepdad

Namibia: At the tender age of two, Lucy Witts was sexually molested by her Serbian-born stepfather Dragan Vujicin. Opening up…

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Posted by in News on June 27, 2016

Fight against Female Circumcision Intensifies in Ebonyi

Nigeria: Students in all the secondary schools in Ebonyi state  have joined hands to fight the “barbaric” culture of female genital…

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Posted by in News on June 14, 2016

Pregnant Women Face Violence

Tanzania: An Interdisciplinary research project has come out with preliminary findings that in Northern Tanzania one in every three women…

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Posted by in News on April 4, 2016

Addressing Cultural Values, Solution to Sexual Assault – Inspector-General

Nigeria: The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has called on all stakeholders to take proactive measures to address cultural…

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Posted by in News on February 17, 2016

Gambia: On Domestic Violence – the Need for Positive Change

Gambia: We are proud of The Gambia’s record in women’s empowerment and the progress registered by our sisters and mothers…

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Posted by in News on September 9, 2015

Only Rape Survivors Can Truly Understand What Other Victims Have Gone Through

Kenya: A compelling story of a rape survivor and how she turned this experience to help Kenyan women. She spent years…

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Posted by in News on September 7, 2015

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Bans Documentary On Rape By Militia, Army

Congo: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday banned a documentary on a gynaecologist helping women raped…

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Posted by in News, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on July 6, 2015

Kenya: 10 Things You Need to Know About FGM

In Kenya FGM happens quite a lot. As many as 140 million women around the world are cut, more than 101 million…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 24, 2015

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights calls for reviews on strategy to combat violence against women

Egypt: The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) released  a statement commenting on the cabinet’s national strategy for combating violence against…