Women and the Law

Posted by in News on November 13, 2017

The Weinstein Effect – the Global Scourge of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

Africa — When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA’s) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd, detailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey…

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Posted by in News on July 27, 2017

Senate to End Violence Against Women, Gender Inequality

Nigeria, Abuja: Worried by all forms of discrimination and violence against women, the Senate has waded into the ugly thriving trend,…

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Posted by in News on June 28, 2017

Tanzania: Zanzibar to Amend Laws to Fight Gender-Based Violence

Zanzibar — Zanzibar government plans to amend some of its laws to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in the…

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Posted by in News on June 22, 2017

South Africa: Victory for Sexual Assault Victims

Pretoria — Victims of sexual assault offences dating back more than 20 years might now feel encouraged to report their…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on February 20, 2017

Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on January 17, 2017

Leading From the South: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: AWDF is one of four Women’s Funds from the Global South managing Leading from the South –…

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Posted by in News on August 3, 2015

Law Reforms to Combat Gender Based Violence

Sudan: Has created a special unit in the Ministry of Justice to address GBV. The government  enacted law reforms to…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 22, 2015

Nigeria: Contradictory laws on Rape and Infant Marriage

Nigeria:  A proposed law circumscribes the rights of women, from birth. A closer look at the last laws the previous National…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 17, 2015

Congo-Kinshasa: Mobile Court Delivers Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence in DRC

DRC: After hearing 65 cases of alleged sexual violence, an innovative mobile civilian court system has concluded its proceedings last…

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Posted by in News on May 26, 2015

Liberia: Female Journalists Declaration On Media Gender Policy

Liberia: Twenty seven journalists, mainly females, have issued a declaration in Monrovia, calling on media managers and the Press Union…

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