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Posted by in News on July 30, 2020

Who Owns our Bodies?

“In many of our African societies, decision-making positions in government are held by men, including in institutions where decisions about…

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Posted by in Announcements on June 9, 2020

Centering women’s safety while navigating through COVID -19 Pandemic

People around the world are experiencing and witnessing a unique and challenging moment in history due to COVID-19. After its…

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Posted by in News on April 14, 2020

Guidance Notes on Prevention Violence Against Women during the COVID-19.

Raising Voices developed series of Guidance notes on Preventing Violence Against Women during the COVID-19. The 5 Guidance notes focus on…

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Posted by in News on March 19, 2020

I am Generation Equality: Tina Musuya, feminist and advocate for ending gender-based violence.

Tina Musuya, Feminist and Executive Director Uganda’s Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) and an advocate for ending gender-based violence…

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Posted by in News on February 10, 2020

Re-Prioritizing Violence Against Women in Sierra Leone.

Fatou writes about the need for Feminist work to politicize and bring to the frontal lobe of global policy the…

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Posted by in News on December 9, 2019

Beyond Nigeria’s Untouchable Sexual Predators: Imagining Safe Workspaces for Women

As part of our 16 Days of Activism this year, as the GBV Prevention Network, we have published an article…

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Posted by in News on December 4, 2019

Job Opportunities – Join our exciting team!

Raising Voices would like you to hear from you! Raising Voices hosts the GBV Prevention Network, we work to prevent violence…

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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 November 18, 2019

Building Feminist Momentum to Prevent VAW in Africa.

“Feminist leadership, coupled with strengthened investments in programming and policy have shifted the discourse from violence as inevitable to preventable.…

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Posted by in News on October 30, 2019

The SVRI Forum Spotlight: Raising Voices revises SASA! Together

The SVRI Forum 2019 took place in Cape town, South Africa, from the 21st to  25th of October 2019. It…

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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 October 9, 2019

The 16 Days are almost here!

Are you curious to know what has been happening and what is in the pipeline with the GBV Prevention Network?…

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Posted by in News on October 2, 2019

Abahlali’s Heritage Day rally condemns violence.

Abahlali BaseMjondolo is a shack dwellers movement in South Africa that now organises in five provinces. They held their Heritage…

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Posted by in News on September 25, 2019

Nigeria Must Mind The Wide Gap

All over the world, gender inequality has been analyzed as one of the major causes of poverty for women. In…

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Posted by in News on September 18, 2019

Let the Women Lead Us Into A Better Future

The women of South Africa have had enough, and they are ready to lead. For centuries, under British colonial rule,…

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Posted by in News on September 18, 2019

Make the Women’s Vote Count.

According to Electoral institute for Sustainable Democracy data, more than 15 African countries will be holding elections this year.  Both…

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Posted by in News on September 11, 2019

The Place of Men In Women’s Rights? Accountability Must Be on The Table

Women’s rights movements and social justice movements have long challenged globalized patriarchal power structures. Over time there’s been progress and…

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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 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 News on July 17, 2019

Only 1% of Gender Equality Funding is Going to Women’s Organisations – Why?

There’s been a $1bn boost in support in the last two years, but only tiny pots of money are trickling…

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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 July 3, 2019

On Africa’s Feminist Frontlines, we Need Accessible Care Practices to Sustain our Movements

Feminism is having its global moment – that heady feeling when a movement’s revolutionary demands are being heard by the…

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Posted by in News, Social Media on June 24, 2019

Emotional Burden in the Rights Struggle; Self-care Not Optional But a Priority

In 2011, I visited Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. That was before all the world attention,…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on June 17, 2019

Self and collective care social media campaign – June 18th – 20th, 2019.

The GBV Prevention Network is excited for the Self and Collective Care social media campaign happening from June 18th – 20th,…

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Posted by in News on June 17, 2019

The Politics and Possibilities of Scale

How is meaningful impact defined in international development? Does it mean reaching “W” number of people? Conducting “X” trainings? Spending…

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Posted by in News on June 10, 2019

Feminist practice: local women’s rights organisations set out new ways of working in humanitarian settings

Local women’s rights organisations (WROs) have been working to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in…

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Posted by in News on June 5, 2019

Kenya’s President Vows to Push for More Women in Power and End FGM

Kenya – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to push for more women in power, keep all girls in school, tackle…

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Posted by in News on May 28, 2019

The Time Is Now – End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said. In Norway,…

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Posted by in News, Resources, Uncategorized on May 8, 2019

On the CUSP: the politics and prospects of scaling social norms change programming

Journal: Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Abstract In the past decades, donors and development actors have been increasingly mindful of…

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Posted by in News on May 8, 2019

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is Seeking Applications for its Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE) Programme

The main objective of the programme is to reduce gender-based violence in Zimbabwe by: Preventing and responding to violence against…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on April 23, 2019

Hivos Southern Africa: Call for Proposals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Programme

Hivos Southern Africa is seeking proposals for its Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Programme. Grants will be…

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 Announcements, News on April 8, 2019

Call for Information and Materials: Understanding and Measuring the Effectiveness of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Risk Mitigation in Emergencies

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and UNICEF are conducting a research project focused on better understanding the outcomes of GBV…

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Posted by in News on April 5, 2019

OAK Foundation Grant: Issues Affecting Women Programme

The OAK Foundation is seeking applications for its Issues Affecting Women Programme with an aim to contribute to a world…

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Posted by in News on March 25, 2019

Africa: UN Discloses Rise in Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It to Better Reporting

UN: There was a significant rise in reports of sexual exploitation and abuse involving United Nations staff and affiliates last…

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Posted by in News on March 18, 2019

South Africa: SA Human Rights Lawyer to Receive French Award for Work On Gender-Based Violence

South African human rights lawyer Bonita Meyersfeld will be appointed a Knight of the National Order of Merit by France…

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Posted by in News on March 11, 2019

The Future Women Want: Free of Violence

Uganda: Bakera excelled in school. As a girl who grew up in a rural, poor community, she had, against all…

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Posted by in Announcements on March 5, 2019

Kenya: New Kind of Sexual Harassment Young Women and Girls Are Battling

Kenya: Most women have experienced sexual harassment or even encountered sexual jokes from those around them. A recent survey released…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on February 26, 2019

Call for Applications: 2019 Mama Cash Grant Program

Grant: Applications are open for 2019 Mama Cash Grant program to support women, girls, trans people and intersex people who fight for their…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on February 18, 2019

Member Spotlight: Zambian National Men’s Network

GBV Prevention Network member Zambian National Men’s Network (ZNMN) shares their work on highlighting fatherhood through arts in Zambia. ZNMN…

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 Announcements, News on February 5, 2019

Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: Disrupting its impact on our public & private lives

Webinar: Technology-facilitated gender-based violence (GBV) is a global phenomenon that comprises a spectrum of behaviors, including stalking, bullying, sexual harassment,…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on January 28, 2019

Vacancy: Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer

Vacancy: Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer Raising Voices (www.raisingvoices.org) is a Uganda-based NGO working to prevent violence against children…

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 January 7, 2019

Liberia’s Thursdays in Black Campaign Amplifies Efforts to End Gender-Based Violence

Monrovia — Liberia’s Thursdays in Black campaign amplifies efforts to end gender-based violence Lutheran Bishop Seyenkulo sees “potential to change our…

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Posted by in 16 Days on December 11, 2018

Sexual Harassment in Schools: The Urgency Of Revolutionized Sex Education

14-year-old Fatima sat opposite me, a defiance to her body language, yet a vulnerability that made me want to tell…

Posted by in Announcements, News on December 3, 2018

Researching Gender-Based Violence: Methods and Meaning

This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical and policy- and service-relevant…

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Posted by in 16 Days, Announcements, News, Social Media on November 25, 2018

Join us today in the 16 days of activism against GBV campaign

Since 1991, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership has coordinated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender- Based Violence Campaign…

Posted by in Announcements, News on November 19, 2018

COFEM Feminist Pocketbook

The Feminist Pocketbook is a resource to support practitioners, researchers and others working in humanitarian and development settings to articulate…

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Posted by in News on November 12, 2018

Seychelles: Shelter for Women Victims of Violence Opens in Seychelles

The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. The EU-funded…

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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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Posted by in Uncategorized on October 29, 2018

Call for Proposals: INSPIRE Awareness-Raising and Engagement Activities in Low and Middle Income Countries

The INSPIRE Working Group, an informal network of some 100 agencies committed to implementing INSPIRE-related programmes, has also launched a…

Posted by in News on October 19, 2018

South Africa: With Sexism Alive and Well in SA Media, Cyber Bullying Is the New Trend to Watch

The Glass Ceilings 2018 findings show the challenge today is not about the numbers game, with almost equal numbers of…

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Posted by in News, Uncategorized on October 15, 2018

Job Opportunity: Junior Professional – Violence Against Women Data and Research

The WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) seeks a junior professional interested in gaining work experience in an…

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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 Announcements, News on September 28, 2018

The Human Rights Council must condemn attacks on abortion rights defenders

In support of the September 28 “Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion”, 223 civil society…

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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Posted by in News on September 4, 2018

Call for Funding: Taking a Local Perspective on Measuring the Impact of GBV Programmes in Emergencies

Elrha is seeking to support up to five Consortia with grants of up to £50,000 each. Our aim is to generate new contextual perspectives and…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on August 22, 2018

APPLY TODAY! To Receive this Year’s GBV Prevention Network’s Regional 16 Days of Action and Advocacy Toolkit!

The 16 days of Activism Campaign is here! Center for Women’s Global Leadership has coordinated the campaign since 1991. In…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on August 17, 2018

Donors want Data and Rapid Scaling. It’s Stifling Innovation in the Aid Sector

Despite an influx of funding to prevent violence against women and children over the last decade, the field has reached…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on August 17, 2018

Solidarity, Safety and Power: Young Women Organizing In Indonesia

Publication: For a human rights network to emerge in the context of closing civic space, rising religious fundamentalism, and violence…

Posted by in News, Social Media on July 9, 2018

Twitter Chat on Solidarity with Feminist Goddiva Akullo

The GBV Prevention Network run a #SolidarityWins for Stronger VAW Prevention Movements social media campaign. The campaign engaged activists to strive…

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Posted by in News on July 9, 2018

Call for Proposals: 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence 2018 – African Women’s Development Fund

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) invites proposals for the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence. AWDF will fund small sized women’s rights organisations…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on June 27, 2018

Welcome! New GBV Prevention Network Members

New Members: When activists get together more action can be taken against injustice in big and small ways to create…

Posted by in News on June 26, 2018

In Zimbabwe, Men and Boys Are Involved in Gender Equality

Zimbabwe:”If we are going to talk about gender inequality, we need to talk about masculinities, ” stated Helena Wahlström Henriksson,…

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Posted by in News on June 18, 2018

Me Too didn’t start with a hashtag – Hakima Abbas’ remarks at EDD 2018

AWID: Women and girls are speaking out loudly and visibly against violence, harassment, and abuse — from the #MeToo movement…

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Posted by in News on June 11, 2018

Women Demand Police Action on Alleged Kidnappings

Uganda: A group of activists marched on the Ugandan police headquarters Tuesday, protesting what they see as a lack of…

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Posted by in News on June 4, 2018

#Metoo, feminism sparking demand for art by women, data shows

NEW YORK, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)- Women artists, long overlooked and under-respected, are the hot item to watch in…

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Posted by in News on May 28, 2018

Breaking the Silence On Menstruation

Eritrea: Menstrual Hygiene day on May 28th aims to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on May 21, 2018

Call for papers: Sexual violence, social movements, and social media

Over the past decade, social media have facilitated practices of sexual violence (stalking, doxing, harassment, bullying, revenge porn, genocide, etc.)…

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Posted by in News on May 14, 2018

Power in Relationships

Power is the ability to influence your own or other people’s experiences; it can either be positive or negative and…

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Posted by in News on May 14, 2018

Sexual Harrassment at the Work Place

Workplaces (Government institutions, Non-governmental organizations and corporate entities) should develop sexual harassment policy and programs to protect workers. Moreover, all…

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Posted by in News on May 14, 2018

Kenya: Where Rape Survivors Fight for Justice, Amid Social Stigma and Personal Trauma

Kenya: The year 2017 was a watershed for women across the world as the war against sexual misconduct and harassment…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on May 7, 2018

Call for applications: 2018 Feminist Review Trust Fund Round 3

The Feminist Review Trust is seeking applications from eligible entities for the 3rd round of its 2018 grant program that…

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Posted by in News on May 2, 2018

Tanzania: ‘No Time to Waste’ in Ending FGM

Tanzania: MORE than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more…

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Posted by in News, Social Media on April 26, 2018

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

Like a baton pass in the most painful relay race ever, revelations that powerful men have – presuming a right…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on April 16, 2018

Call for abstracts: LGBTIQ+ rights and increased gender-based violence in Africa

The Editors of the Agenda Journal seek contributions that deepen understanding of the drivers and impacts of violence against people…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on April 10, 2018

Time to Connect the Dots: #MeToo in the Global Workplace

Since its explosion onto the social media landscape at the end of 2017, the #metoo movement has continued to gain global traction.…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Resources on April 5, 2018

Shining the Feminist Light Bright

Feminism Social Media Campaign: Our March 14th-16th,2018 campaign on African feminism, Shining the Feminist Light Bright and tagged #FeministSparks was…

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Posted by in News, Social Media on April 5, 2018

@GBVNet Twitter Chat with Sisonke Msimang

Twitter chat: The “Shining the Feminist Light Bright” social media campaign culminated in an illuminating conversation with Sisonke Msimang, a…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on April 3, 2018

New GBV Prevention Network Members

Join us in welcoming new GBV Prevention Network members who are committed to addressing violence against women and girls. See…

Posted by in Announcements on April 3, 2018

Funding Opportunity for Global Programming to Further Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies

Funding Opportunity: Since 2010, PRM has allocated specific funding to complement ongoing efforts through our regional GBV responses. This funding…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on March 23, 2018

Job Opportunity: Advocacy Consultancy with COFEM

COFEM seeks a dynamic communicator to kick-start the COFEM Advocacy Initiative and to be responsible for working with members of…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on March 20, 2018

Blame the Rapist, Not the Victim

If you have ever engaged in feminist discourse you probably heard of the term “rape culture”. It was first used…

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Posted by in News on March 5, 2018

Tanzania: More Needs to Be Done to Achieve Gender Equality

Tanzania: Although all the 17 UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are important, “gender equality” coming as high up as item…

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Posted by in News on March 1, 2018

Adebisi’s Feminism: Shaped by the past, sustained by the present

About a writer and photographer from Nigeria and the ancestral forces that led to her kind of feminism. The alarm…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on February 19, 2018

Call for applications: #EndFGM challenge

The Positive Action Challenges in collaboration with TBA is seeking applications for its #EndFGM Challenge. This challenge is looking for…

Posted by in Announcements on February 14, 2018

Apply to become a Prevention Mentor with the Prevention Collaborative

The Prevention Collaborative is a new global initiative created to serve practitioners and social movements working to prevent violence against…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on February 8, 2018

Call for Applications – Sister to Sister

Call for Applications: The GBV Prevention Network is calling for members interested in enriching their violence against women prevention skills…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on February 5, 2018

Call for Papers: Exploring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Inequities within Countries

Call for papers: The journal of Reproductive Health Matters invites submissions that explore inequities in relation to sexual and reproductive…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on January 29, 2018

Critical Reflections on the Family in the Context of Violence against Women

Webinar: Access the discussions from the Webinar on “Reflections on the Family in the Context of Violence against Women” by SVRI and…

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Posted by in News on January 23, 2018

South Africa: Forced Abortions – a New Frontier in the War On Women’s Bodies?

South Africa: Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the…

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Posted by in News on January 15, 2018

Can women’s economic empowerment drive gender-based violence?

Women’s economic empowerment is often touted as the magic bullet — one that can respond to and mitigate violence by…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Upcoming Events on January 11, 2018

Webinar: Critical Reflections on the Family in the Context of Violence against Women

The SVRI, University of South Australia, and Raising Voices invites you to join this interactive webinar to reflect on the…

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Posted by in Announcements, Uncategorized on January 11, 2018

Job Opportunity: Senior Program Officer Violence against Women Prevention

Raising Voices seeks a dynamic critical thinker with in-depth experience on violence against women (VAW) prevention programming. This full-time position…

Posted by in Gender Equity, News on December 18, 2017

Report Finds Disturbing Gaps in Services for Sexual Violence Survivors in South Africa

South Africa — Nearly three-quarters of public health facilities in South Africa designated to provide services to survivors of sexual violence…

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Posted by in Announcements, Uncategorized on December 14, 2017

2018 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Gender Bias

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is inviting abstracts for presentations to be given at our international conference which promotes…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Resources, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on December 5, 2017

WHO launches new manual to strengthen health systems to better respond to women survivors of violence

The manual is based on the WHO clinical and policy guidelines for “Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence…

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Posted by in Announcements, Uncategorized on November 29, 2017

Design, Development and Maintenance of COFEM website

Consultancy: The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) is an advocacy collective of thought leaders, activists, practitioners and academics…

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Posted by in Announcements on November 29, 2017

Consultancy to develop COFEM’s Feminist Pocketbook

Consultancy: The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) is an advocacy collective of thought leaders, activists, practitioners and academics…

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Posted by in Announcements, Social Media on November 28, 2017

Every girl counts! What action will you take to keep girls in school?

#16 days campaign: The GBV Prevention Network will hold a social media campaign from November 25th – December 10th, 2017…

Posted by in Art & Women's Lives on November 22, 2017

How Young Feminists Resist: A Comic Book

Globally, young feminists are leading activist movements and driving efforts for sustainable change across diverse social justice issues. This comic…

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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 Announcements, News, Social Media on November 6, 2017

2017 Regional 16 Days of Activism Campaign

16 Days: We are counting down to the 2017 16 days of activism campaign this month and are happy to share with…

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Posted by in News on October 23, 2017

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators: Is Shared Outcry Bringing an End to the Cruel Privilege of Impunity?

The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week have crowded social…

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Posted by in News on October 16, 2017

Consultancy – Researchers for GBV project design, monitoring and evaluation

Consultancy: UNDP is seeking individuals with VAW project design and evaluation experienced to support an exciting new global project focused…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Upcoming Events on October 13, 2017

Short Course on Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and Meaning

Short Course: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is accepting applications for a one week highly rated short course on…

Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on October 5, 2017

Embracing Diversity for Revolutionary Activism

“you can’t effectively resist domination when you’re all messed up” Bell Hooks One thing I have learnt is that gender…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on September 25, 2017

Social Media Campaign – “Activists Disrupting Injustice” from October 3rd -5th, 2017

The GBV Prevention Network will hold a social media campaign from October 3rd – 5th, 2017 dubbed “Activists Disrupting Injustice”.…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on September 25, 2017

Social Media Campaign – “Activists Disrupting Injustice” October 3rd -5th, 2017

About the Campaign The GBV Prevention Network will hold a social media campaign from October 3rd – 5th, 2017 dubbed…

Posted by in Announcements, News on September 18, 2017

Rio, Brazil: A convergence to place sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and maltreatment at the heart of resolve

SVRI 2017 Forum: South Africa | A diverse assembly of global stakeholders will engage on possible interventions to prevent and…

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Posted by in News on September 6, 2017

SASA!’s Voice Carries around the World

SASA!: Since the SASA! research study showed to be effective in Uganda, organizations from over 20 countries and 60 organizations have approached Raising…

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Posted by in News on August 7, 2017

Angolan Head of State Salutes African Women

Luanda — The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, last Monday congratulated African women on the celebration of…

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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 July 10, 2017

Ending Rape and Sexual Violence Impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC Congo: Recurrent fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will always negate efforts made in the fight against…

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Posted by in News on July 3, 2017

CSOs Vow No Surrender in Teen Mothers Debate

Dar es Salaam — Civil society organisations (CSOs) say they will not be silenced in the current debate on whether…

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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 June 13, 2017

New Publication: Revising the Script: Taking Community Mobilization to Scale for Gender Equality

This exploratory study by International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Raising Voices aims to inform the nascent conversation…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on May 29, 2017

Living Out Our Values

In an analysis of gender based violence, Paula Akugizibwe shows how through actions or inactions, society is either reinforcing, or…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on May 25, 2017

Fighting Violence against Women: What Happens when an Organisation Fails to Follow its Values

Article: Groups fighting violence against women must be mindful and watchful of drivers of oppression and violence within their own…

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Posted by in Human Rights Defenders, News on May 22, 2017

Hope’s song: my companion in life’s journey

On my way from Zimbabwe to Amsterdam I shared a seat with a man called Musi. He was curious about…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media, Upcoming Events on May 19, 2017

“Leading with Values” Social Media Campaign – May 22nd -26th,2017

Social Media Campaign: The GBV Prevention Network will hold a social media campaign from May 22nd – 26th, 2017 focusing…

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Posted by in Announcements, Upcoming Events on May 15, 2017

Applications Extended for SASA! Course

Call for Applications: Raising Voices and CEDOVIP would like to thank all organizations that have expressed interest in becoming SASA! partners. We…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on May 8, 2017

Apply for ECOSOC Consultative Status for the 2017 NGO Committee

Apply! 1 June 2016 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on April 13, 2017

Social Media Toolkit to Build Feminist Support for Article on Gender-based Violence

“It’s not about the gender binary, it’s about the gender hierarchy” International Review of the Red Cross, Issue No. 901,…

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Posted by in News on April 12, 2017

‘Devastating Consequences’ for Women, Girls As U.S. Defunds UN Agency

United Nations — The U.S. has withdrawn all of its funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that…

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Posted by in News, Resources on April 4, 2017

Get Moving! Transforming Individuals and Organisations

Learning Paper: The GBV Prevention Network set out to engage with members working on VAW (prevention, advocacy and response) to…

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Posted by in News, Upcoming Events on April 4, 2017

Call for Applications for In Her Shoes Partners

Apply Now! Would you like your organization to “walk in the shoes” of women and girls experiencing violence? Feel the…

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Posted by in News, Social Media on April 3, 2017

Let’s Talk about Power

Power: We seldom talk about personal power—how we use it or how it’s used against us. Could it be because…

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Posted by in Gender Equity, News, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on April 3, 2017

Africa: Ending Gender-Based Violence Key to Health and Well-Being

United Nations — Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Upcoming Events on March 6, 2017

Call of Applications: Sister to Sister

Apply Now! Are you interested in enriching your violence against women prevention skills as you build relations with a GBV…

Posted by in Announcements, News on February 28, 2017

Call for Applications – Sister to Sister

Call for Applications: The GBV Prevention Network is calling for members interested in enriching their violence against women prevention skills…

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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 February 13, 2017

Call for Applications: Young Researcher’s Participation in SVRI Forum 2017

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is undertaking a process to recruit 10 young researchers between the ages of 18-24 to…

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Posted by in News on February 6, 2017

We Need Strategies to Safeguard Schoolgirls

Tanzania: Action Plan, a non-governmental organisation, has come up with a project aimed at safeguarding the welfare of schoolgirls in…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on February 2, 2017

Two slots left for the SASA! Faith course

SASA! Faith Course: Are you looking for ways to strengthen your engagement with a faith community (Muslim and Christian) to…

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Posted by in News, Uncategorized on January 31, 2017

Ad Hoc Committee On Gender Equality Calls for Comments From Civil Society

South Africa: The Ad Hoc Committee on the Filling of Vacancies in the Commission for Gender Equality has placed the…

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Posted by in News on January 23, 2017

Generations Lead the March in Washington

Women’s March: On Jan. 21, the Women’s March on Washington served as the point of trade between the hands of…

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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 Gender and Education, Human Rights Defenders, News, Women Human Rights Defender on January 12, 2017

Donor Ethics and the Revolution in the Making: Understanding the Role of Wellbeing in Human Rights Funding

Wellbeing: The revolution is in the making. Thousands of people march everyday in almost every country in the world to…

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Posted by in 16 Days, Gender and Education, News, Social Media on December 12, 2016

Shuffling Paedophiles is not the answer to making Education Safe for all Girls

Africa: “He did it in a classroom, the staff room and in his house”. 12-year-old Mary and 13-year-old Mercy (not…

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Posted by in Gender Equity, News on December 7, 2016

Africa: Zero Tolerance for Gender Inequality and Gender-Based Violence

Africa: The 2016 Africa Human Development Report: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa is especially timely now during…

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Posted by in 16 Days, Announcements, News on November 9, 2016

16 Days of Activism Campaign Count Down is on!

Theme: Break the Silence, Break the Barriers! How Will You Make Education Safe for Girls? 16 Days of Activism: This…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on November 9, 2016

#VAWFree Social Media Campaign Wrap-Up

The GBV Prevention Network’s #VAWFree social media campaign involved organisations and individuals working towards ending gender-based violence using strategies rooted in rethinking relationships…

Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on November 3, 2016

#VAWFree GBV Prevention Social Media Campaign on Violence against Women

The GBV Prevention Network embarked on a social media campaign to raise awareness about violence against women from October 31st…

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Posted by in News, Social Media on October 31, 2016

Protect women – at all cost

Kenya: In May 2015, the Protection Against Domestic Violence Act was assented to in Kenya and came into effect on…

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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 October 10, 2016

Not all men commit abuse against women. But all must condemn it

VAW: The failure of men to speak out about male violence against women and girls renders us all complicit. Male…

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Posted by in News on October 3, 2016

Civil Society Pushes for EAC Gender Equality Bill

East Africa: The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), together with affiliated regional civil society…

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Posted by in News on September 27, 2016

New GBV Prevention Network Members

Join us in welcoming new GBV Prevention Network members who are working to create a safer world for all. See new members…

Posted by in News on September 26, 2016

Mozn Hassan, Nazra Receive ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Egypt: Nazra for Feminist Studies, along with its Founder and Executive Director of Mozn Hassan, received the 2016 Right Livelihood…

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Posted by in News on September 20, 2016

Respecting Women’s Rights

Tanzania: Women have suffered a great deal at the hands of some men. Some only gather the courage to speak…

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Posted by in News on September 5, 2016

Tanzania: Gender Based Violence Escalating

Tanzania: A RECENT survey has shown that gender based violence is spiraling with pronounced cases occurring in Kagera, Mara, Mwanza…

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Posted by in News on August 23, 2016

Zero Tolerance to Domestic Violence Critical

Zimbabwe: Domestic violence is a social vice that Zimbabwe is grappling with as cases involving both male and female victims…

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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 August 8, 2016

Activists Oppose Govt Appeal On Marriage Act

Tanzania — Child rights activists say they will oppose the move by the government to appeal against the High Court ruling…

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Posted by in News on August 2, 2016

Tackling Violence Against Women In Africa

Africa: When one of Africa’s biggest music superstar, Kofi Olumide was recently caught on camera angrily kicking one of his…

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Posted by in News, Uncategorized on July 28, 2016

New GBV Prevention Network Members

Welcome Our New Members: The GBV Prevention Network exists for and because of its members! Members shape the work and…

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Posted by in News on July 28, 2016

Activism: When Small Changes Lead The Path To Transforming Lives

Member’s Story: Lucy Mitei, a GBV Prevention Network member, participated in the Get Moving! powerful internal process that strengthens organisations…

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Posted by in News on July 21, 2016

Breaking negative attitudes to women is key to tackling HIV – here’s how to do it

HIV/AIDS: “Women are supposed to be under men’s superiority in everything … you cannot respond when he says anything. You…

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Posted by in News on July 18, 2016

Why I’m Determined to Champion an Equal World With No Exceptions

Imagine a world where every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions. Can you imagine it?…

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Posted by in News on July 11, 2016

Kigali Braces up Ahead of the 27th African Union Summit

Rwanda: The Republic of Rwanda will host from 10 to 18 July 2016, the 27th Assembly of Heads of State…

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Posted by in News, Social Media on July 7, 2016

Why we need to talk more about patriarchy, privilege and violence against African women?

Patriarchy and privilege: A friend and I begin a Twitter chat. I have picked up from her most recent tweets that…

Posted by in News, Social Media on July 5, 2016

Stripping the layers of patriarchy bit by bit for a violence free world

Patriarchy: The first time my daughter came home and insisted to me that she was a girl as if that…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on July 4, 2016

#WithoutPatriarchy Social Media Campaign

The GBV Prevention Network is holding a social media campaign on patriarchy from July 4th – 8th, 2016 on the…

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 20, 2016

Call for Applications: SASA! Faith

SASA! Faith: Are you interested to strengthen your engagement with a faith community in preventing violence against women and HIV?…

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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 June 7, 2016

Insufficiency of forensic evidence stymies fight against GBV offenders

Tanzania: Insufficient collection of forensic evidence and poor management of scenes of crime are a stumbling block in cracking the…

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Posted by in News on May 30, 2016

Young Girls Having Sex With Older Men for Sanitary Pads

Uganda – In a desperate move to cope with menstruation, hundreds of girls in Uganda are forced to trade their…

Posted by in News on May 23, 2016

How Are Women Portrayed in Ethiopian Films?

Ethiopia: Film is a category or genre of art that has high impact on society. It is an artistic tool…

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Posted by in Announcements on May 16, 2016

Mobilising communities to end violence against women: Findings from the SASA! study – Learning Lab, 24 May 2016

Webinar: Efforts to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) against women have for the most part aimed to reduce violence among…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on May 11, 2016

Call for Applications

Apply Now! to become an In Her Shoes Thematic Action Group Partner. In Her Shoes is an interactive group activity designed…

Posted by in News on May 11, 2016

Gender Based Violence Science Fair

South Africa: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative  and the Global Women’s Institute are partnering to promote safe and ethical Gender-Based Violence research.  The GBV…

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Posted by in News on May 6, 2016

FGM Rituals Remain Dangerous

Tanzania: Early marriage is a serious social problem in this country. Underage marriage is one of the principal causes of…

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Posted by in News on May 4, 2016

As Internet Access Expands in Africa, so does Cyber Harassment

Africa: As internet access increases across Africa, it is giving our citizens new development opportunities and freedom of expression. But there’s a dark…

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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 Announcements, News on February 26, 2016

Call for Applications – Sister to Sister

Call for Applications: The GBV Prevention Network is calling for members interested in enriching their violence against women prevention skills to…

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Posted by in News on February 22, 2016

Learning from Practice: Creating an organizational culture for social justice activism

Raising Voices has worked for the prevention of violence against women and children by catalyzing change in the nature of relationships…

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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 Uncategorized on February 15, 2016

Repeal Law Permitting Men to Beat Wives, CSOs Tell National Assembly

Nigeria — A coalition of over sixty Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, has urged the National Assembly to repeal section 55…

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Posted by in News on February 8, 2016

Ghomeshi Trial Shows That Violence Against Women Knows No Borders

Canada: We’ll leave it to the courts to decide the fate of former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, whose trial on…

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Posted by in News on February 5, 2016

New Algerian law punishes violence against women

Algeria — A new Algerian law came into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a…

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Posted by in News on February 3, 2016

Sierra Leone’s president urged to sign safe abortion bill

Sierra Leone: Women’s rights groups have joined UN and African human rights leaders in urging the president of Sierra Leone to support…

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Posted by in News on February 1, 2016

Efforts to Ensure the Rights of Women

Ethiopia: The fundamental of promoting Human Rights and Woman’s Right (especially gender equality and ending violence against women) in achieving…

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Posted by in News on January 25, 2016

Namibia’s Apathy With Violence

Namibia seems to have become desensitised about violence against women. For a while social media used to cry foul every time…

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Posted by in News on January 22, 2016

Feminism needs global voices – here are eight books we should all be reading

Feminism: If there was one country in the world that was going to be the first to make a feminist…

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Posted by in News on January 20, 2016

Zimbabwe: Court Outlaws Child Marriages

Zimbabwe: The Constitutional Court has outlawed child marriages by ruling that no child in Zimbabwe should marry before attaining 18…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on January 12, 2016

Engaging Men and Boys Against GBV

On December 15, Peace Corps hosted a panel discussion in D.C. titled, Engaging Men and Boys: A Call to Action Against…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on December 11, 2015

Join the GBV Prevention Network tweetathon on December 18th, 2015 at 5pm EAT

Gender Equality Tweetathon: What does gender equality look like to you? What would an equitable world for women and all…

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Posted by in 16 Days, News on December 8, 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2015/11/ed-message-intl-day-for-elimination-of-violence-against-women#sthash.ufvpJPSe.dpuf

16 Days: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka kicks off the official commemoration activities of the International Day for the…

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Posted by in News on November 27, 2015

Violence against women and girls: how far have we come?

Lancet: A year ago, The Lancet published a Series on violence against women and girls ahead of the International Day…

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Posted by in News on November 23, 2015

CEDOVIP Launches 16 Days of Activism Campaign

Uganda: GBV Prevention Network member, Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention in Uganda launches their 16 Days of Activism campaign under…

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Posted by in News on November 16, 2015

Through education, youth act to prevent violence against women

Dina Hossam, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. “It’s a world where I don’t have…

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Posted by in News on November 11, 2015

Prevent Violence Against Women

UN WOMEN: A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime—a pandemic of global…

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Posted by in News on November 9, 2015

Somalia: UN-Supported Toll-Free Hotline to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

Somalia: A United Nations-backed toll free hotline has been launched for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia to tackle sexual…

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Posted by in News on November 6, 2015

Why do the police still tell women that they should avoid getting raped?

UK: “Women warned after Gainsborough assault.” “Police warn women walking alone after riverside incident.” “Serial sex attacker strikes again as ninth victim…

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Posted by in News on November 4, 2015

Africa: HIV Studies Overlook Women

Women are underrepresented in clinical trials of HIV treatments, although the virus affects men and women almost equally. A systematic review published…

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Posted by in News on October 30, 2015

Responding to and Preventing Violence against Women in Conflict and Other Emergencies

GBV in emergencies thematic action group: 8 local and national non-governmental organizations in the Great Lakes, East and Horn of Africa built capacity…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on October 28, 2015

5 Asks on the Let’s Talk Power Campaign

73,000 people interacted with the Let’s Talk  About Power social media campaign from October 5th – 27th, 2015. The GBV…

Posted by in News on October 26, 2015

An Inclusive Vision for Ending Gender Based Violence

Successful strategies in ending violence against women: What is gender-based violence? Who experiences it? What and who gets left out…

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Posted by in News on October 23, 2015

Let’s Talk About Power with Saida Ali

The power  chat with Saida Ali was another exciting part of the Let’s Talk About Power campaign. Friends, partners and…

Posted by in Announcements, News on October 21, 2015

Power Twitter Chat with Minna Salami

What an exciting power twitter chat we had with Minna Salami! Thank you all for participating and sharing your thoughts…

Posted by in Announcements, News, Upcoming Events on October 15, 2015

Join our Twitter Chat: Let’s talk about Power

Power Twitter Chat: Save the date! On 16th October at 9:00am EAT, (9:00am GMT) join the Gender Based Violence Prevention…

Posted by in News on October 15, 2015

Request for Proposals: SVRI and World Bank Development Marketplace on Innovations to Prevent GBV in Low and Middle Income Settings (in memory of Hannah Graham)

Proposals: The SVRI and the World Bank Group are requesting proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will…

Posted by in Announcements, News on October 5, 2015

Join our Tweetathon: Let’s talk about Power

Power Tweetathon: Ready? Set? Tweet! On 7th October at 15:00 CAT, (12:00 GMT, 8:00 EST) join the Gender Based Violence…

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Posted by in News, Upcoming Events on October 1, 2015

Let’s Talk About Power on Social Media October 5th – 27th,2015

Power Campaign The Gender Based Violence Prevention Network invites you to join our online conversation with the hashtag #Power101. Let’s…

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Posted by in News on September 30, 2015

Global Goals Cannot Be Achieved Without Ensuring Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Africa: As world leaders continued their Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and China co-hosted a landmark event…

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Posted by in News on September 28, 2015

Measuring Discrimination Will Bring the Gender Equality Global Goal a Step Closer

SDGs: A warning often repeated since the Rio+20 summit is that lessons learned from the millennium development goals (MDGs) should not be forgotten when…

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Posted by in News on September 25, 2015

Aspen New Voices Fellowship Announces Call for 2016 Nominations

Washington: The Aspen Institute seeks nominations for one-year non-resident media skills and coaching program for next generation of global development…

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Posted by in News on September 21, 2015

“A Commitment to Action”: Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDGs: The issue: She walks for hours to fetch water and toils in drought-prone fields to feed her family… She…

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Posted by in News on September 18, 2015

Malawi Chief annuls 330 child marriages

Malawi: In June 2015, Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto annulled 330 customary marriages – of which 175 were girl wives and…

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Posted by in News on September 16, 2015

Punish defilers and GBV perpetrators – Zambia’s First Lady

Zambia: First Lady Esther Lungu says Zambia needs much stiffer laws to punish defilers and perpetrators of Gender Based Violence…

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Posted by in News on September 14, 2015

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SDGs: In 2015, countries agreed on the need for comprehensive financing for development; they will adopt a new sustainable development agenda;…

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Posted by in News on September 11, 2015

CEDAW Concluding Observations Highlight Issues Affecting Women in the Gambia

Gambia: The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women concluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports…

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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 Uncategorized on September 4, 2015

Exciting Course: Using a Power Analysis to Prevent Violence against Women

Raising Voices and Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) with  support  from Musasa, are calling for applications for a short…

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 2, 2015

Sexual harassment, intimidation hinder women’s participation in elections

Nigeria: A coalition of NGOs and other stakeholders on Tuesday identified sexual harassment, intimidation and lack of support as some…

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Posted by in News on August 31, 2015

Women’s Month: Reflection, Revival and Regeneration in the GBV Sector

South Africa: On 9 August each year, South Africans commemorate National Women’s Day to honour the 20,000 women who marched…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on August 28, 2015

What are the macro-level predictors of violence against women?

The harmful effects of violence against women and girls on health have been well documented and include increased maternal morbidity…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on August 26, 2015

We need to transform societies to end violence; not reinforce male privilege

Global: Evidence is clear that, although an important part of the puzzle, engaging men and boys is not the silver…

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 24, 2015

Ending Gender Violence Key to the Post 2015 Agenda

Africa: In the Post- 2015 agenda, GBV must be treated as a cross-cutting issue deserving urgent attention. Until recently, it has…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on August 21, 2015

Who can fund my women’s rights organizing?

Feminist Donor list: Responding to one of the key demands, AWID offers a searchable donor list to make it easier…

Posted by in News on August 19, 2015

Somali minister hints at move to ban FGM

Somalia, the country with the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation in the world, has given its strongest signal yet…

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Posted by in News on August 17, 2015

Women only Sanctuary for violence against women

Kenya – Umoja (“unity in Swahili) is a women-only village of 48 women & their children in Samburu Country, Kenya.…

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Posted by in News on August 14, 2015

Course on Understanding & Addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Course on Understanding & Addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) – 17 October – 12 December, 2015 Kimmage Open and Distance…

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Posted by in News on August 12, 2015

An Information System for Gender-Based Violence Care and Support: Botswana

In Botswana, there was no organized system to address if referrals to outside services were made, if they were taken…

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 10, 2015

Ugandan Women Hail Partial Success Over “Bride Price” System

Uganda: After years of a protracted battle against Uganda’s “bride price” practice, the country’s Supreme Court this week ruled that…

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 4, 2015

16 Days of Activism, Call for Statements of Interest.

Apply! Today to Receive This year’s GBV Prevention Network Regional 16 Days of Activism Campaign Kit. Hundreds of organizations and millions…

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 News on July 30, 2015

African Women’s Day 2015

As part of our African Women’s Decade 2010-2020 Campaign, Make Every Woman Count is pleased to present our African Women’s…

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Posted by in News on July 29, 2015

Upcoming Course: SASA! Start Phase

Raising Voices and CEDOVIP are currently accepting applications for the SASA! Start Phase 5-day course in Kampala from September 7…

Posted by in News on July 24, 2015

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation – Practitioners Promise to Stop in Osun

Nigeria – Traditional circumcision practitioners and medical practitioners in Osun State have resolved to work together with a view to…

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Posted by in News on July 23, 2015

Nigeria: Campaign Against Violence On Women Kicks Off in the Edo State

Nigeria: Edo State Government, in conjunction with Edo Women’s Development Initiative (EWDI), have decried all forms of violence against women.…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Upcoming Events on July 21, 2015

Call for Statements of Interest, 16 Days of Activism Campaign Kit

16 Days of Activism, Call for Statements of Interest.  Apply! Today to Receive This year’s GBV Prevention Network Regional 16…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 20, 2015

Nigeria: Radio Dramas to Tackle Women Issues, Domestic Violence Hit Airwaves

Nigeria: Two radio soap operas designed to increase knowledge around family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive health, women’s education, and gender-based…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 15, 2015

Somalia: Former Minnesotan works to improve equality for women in Somalia

Somalia: The first time Zainab Hassan voted, the experience was “near and dear to my heart,” she said. “It was exciting,”…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 13, 2015

Ethiopia: Placing Women At Centre of SDGs Said Decisive

Ethiopia: The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs is advocating for a strong focus on gender equality in financing…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 10, 2015

Zambia:Namwali Serpell Wins Sixteenth Caine Prize for African Writing

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell has won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for her…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 8, 2015

Swaziland: Women Still Face Discriminatory Cultural Practices

Swaziland: Gender Links Swaziland Barometer Researcher says that although gender equality is enshrined in Swaziland’s Constitution, women still face cultural…

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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 Gender and Education on July 3, 2015

Zimbabwe: UN Urges Country to End Child Marriages

Zimbabwe: The United Nations has added its voice to ongoing calls to end child marriages in Zimbabwe, saying Child marriages…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 1, 2015

Rwanda: Women’s Contribution to National Development

Rwanda: Deputy Chief Justice Sylvie Zainabu Kayitesi has commended women’s contribution to national development. She noted that Rwandan women are…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 29, 2015

South Africa: Awards Encourage Gender Champions to Keep Fighting

South Africa: Gender Protocol@Work Summit came to a jubilant and celebratory close at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, after…

Posted by in Uncategorized on June 26, 2015

Africa: Focus On Gender – Sex, Power and Scientific Influence

Gender Inequalities in Science Community: Africa should rigorously introduce policies that favour the inclusion of women as decision-makers in the…

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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…

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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 19, 2015

South Africa: Study Reveals Core of Gender-Based Violence in Bredasdorp

South Africa: The ‘superior’ role men assume in relationships is at the core of gender-based violence bedevilling the Bredasdorp community, a…

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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 Uncategorized on June 15, 2015

Nigeria: Buhari’s wife urges fair representation of women in appointments

Nigeria: The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to governments at all levels to ensure fair representation of…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 12, 2015

South Africa: Women at centre of African Union summit

South Africa:  One of Africa’s Agenda 2063’s aspiration is to have an Africa in which development is people driven and…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 10, 2015

Gender 360 Summit for 2015 to target gender equality

Washington DC: The Gender 360 Summit is scheduled to take place on June 11th, 2015. The focus of the second annual…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 8, 2015

A conversation with the first female president of Mauritius

Mauritius: Congratulations to  H.E. Ameenah Gurib Fakim – the First Woman President in Mauritius who was sworn in as the…

Posted by in Uncategorized on June 5, 2015

Africa: Corporate Africa Needs More Women As Company Directors

Africa: More Female board members and directors are needed to sharpen the continent’s competitive edge and inclusive growth. As part…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 4, 2015

Africa: 25th African Union Summit to be held in South Africa

South Africa: The 25th Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU) will be held  from…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 2, 2015

Mauritius designates its first woman president

Mauritius: On thursday may have its First Woman President after the Parliament approves Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.  The government of Mauritius today designated her…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 1, 2015

Namibia Third on Africa’s Gender Index

Namibia: Ranked 3rd out of 52 African countries for improvements on gender equality. African Development Bank Group’s special envoy on gender…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on May 29, 2015

Nigerian President Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation outlawed after a decade of campaigning by advocates. Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, signed a bill banning…

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Posted by in News on May 28, 2015

Tunisia’s female politicians prepare to seize their chance in local polls

Tunisia: The new constitution’s promised decentralisation of power offers a chance for women to enter politics, but will the devolution be…

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Posted by in Gender Equity, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on May 27, 2015

Nigeria: Survivors of Boko Haram Abduction Begin Healing Process

Nigeria: Boko Haram Survivor’s healing begins  after being captured from their homes, violently abused and, in many cases, starved almost…

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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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Posted by in News on May 22, 2015

Somalia; Fadumo Dayib Reveals Her Candidacy for Somalia’s 2016 Elections

Somalia: When Fadumo Dayib announced her bid to run for President of Somalia on national TV last year, people thought she…

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Posted by in News on May 20, 2015

South Sudan: Unicef Warns Women and Children Being Victimized ‘With Frightening Regularity’

South Sudan: Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women…

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Posted by in News on May 18, 2015

African Women Battle for Equality

A decade ago, African women had reason to expect change following a much-heralded global conference that set ambitious targets to…

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Posted by in News on May 13, 2015

Kenya: Women MPs Threaten Suit Over Gender Rule

Kenya: Women MPs may move to court to challenge the publication of the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill that seeks…

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Posted by in News on May 11, 2015

Zimbabwe: Feminist Groups Back Disgraced Miss Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: LOCAL women’s groups have come out in full support of newly crowned Miss World Zimbabwe Emily Kachote, whose modelling career…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Upcoming Events on May 8, 2015

Upcoming Course on “Inspiring Community Activism” for Effective VAW prevention scheduled for July 13th – 16th,2015

Posted by in News on May 6, 2015

Nigeria: Nema Receives 275 Rescued Women, Children

Nigeria: The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said it received 275 women and children that were rescued from Sambisa…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on May 6, 2015

Why We Need More African Women in Parliaments

An African woman has been married for 13 years and for every day of those 13 years she worked hard…

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Posted by in News on April 29, 2015

Nigeria: Troops Rescue 293 Girls, Women From Sambisa Forest

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast have rescued no fewer than 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa…

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Posted by in News on April 28, 2015

Tanzania cracks down on “sextortion” by public officials

Tanzania has warned its public officials that using positions of power to extort sexual favours from women will no longer…

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Posted by in Gender Equity, News on April 24, 2015

Campaign launches to elect first female U.N. Secretary-General

Global: Since its founding 70 years ago, the United Nations has been led by men, a tradition that some women’s…

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Posted by in News on April 22, 2015

Cervical Cancer Common Among African Women

Africa: The World Health Organisation estimates HPV infections cause approximately 68 000 cases of cervical cancer each year in Africa. However,…

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Posted by in News on April 20, 2015

Attacks on elderly Tanzania women spark plan against witch hunters

Tanzania: A rising number of attacks on elderly women in Tanzania accused of witchcraft has prompted the launch of a campaign…

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Posted by in News on April 15, 2015

The Menace of Boko Haram

Nigeria/Global: In September 2014, a 19-year-old woman whom I will call Aisha was celebrating a friend’s wedding in a small…

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Posted by in News on April 13, 2015

Africa: An Examination of the Gender Implications of Trade Liberalisation in Southern Africa

Africa: Gender equality implications of globalisation and trade liberalisation arise because these phenomena do not eliminate existing inequalities in access to…

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Posted by in News on April 9, 2015

Zimbabwe: Female Condom Success Story Takes New Form

Zimbabwe: The female condom is known as a ‘life-saving device’ that is initiated by females. Zimbabwe was among the first countries…

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Posted by in News on April 8, 2015

Ethiopia: Banking Women Is Smart Economics

Ethiopia: Here is what life is like for a woman with no bank account in a developing country. She keeps her…

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Posted by in News on April 6, 2015

Kenya: “As a child, my sister was often sick and under a myriad of strong prescription drugs, which unfortunately triggered…

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Posted by in News on April 1, 2015

Kenya: Women MPs Wants DPP to Probe Sexual Harassment in Parliament

Kenya: More than 50 women parliamentarians on Wednesday urged the Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate claims of sexual harassment against…

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Posted by in News on March 30, 2015

Why gender equality by numbers will never measure up

Global: The third millennium development goal focused on percentages but ignored the real issues, such as classroom gender stereotypes and…

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Posted by in News on March 26, 2015

Rwanda: New Maternity Leave Law Will Enhance Women Empowerment

Rwanda: Working women have reason to celebrate following the approval of a draft law that will allow mothers to earn…

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Posted by in News on March 23, 2015

Egyptian woman who has lived as man for 40 years voted ‘best mum’

Egypt: Sisa Abu Daooh took on male identity after her husband’s death in order to find employment to support her daughter.…

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Posted by in News on March 18, 2015

Tanzania: Men Blamed for Discouraging Family Planning

Tanzania: The ongoing campaigns on family planning in Zanzibar have not been doing well because of little support from men still…

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Posted by in News on March 16, 2015

Africa: Global Fund Work Falling Short On Gender-Related Issues

Africa: The Global Fund’s efforts to put women and girls at the center of its work on HIV, TB and…

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Posted by in News on March 13, 2015

Avon Foundation for Women Announces Finalists of the Fourth Annual Avon Global Communications Awards

New York: The Avon Foundation for Women announced the finalists for the fourth annual Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About…

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Posted by in News on March 10, 2015

Women’s equality isn’t a zero sum game. It’s vital for peace and prosperity

Global: There is a plethora of data which demonstrates that women’s economic participation grows economies, creates jobs and builds inclusive…

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Posted by in News on March 4, 2015

Nigeria: Violence Against Women – Time to Pass Bill

Nigeria: The Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill, first introduced in 2003 and re-introduced in 2007 and 2011, seeks among…

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Posted by in News on March 2, 2015

Christine Lagarde says ‘conspiracy’ against women makes the world poorer

Global: Managing director of the International Monetary Fund says too many countries still restrict the right of women to contribute to…

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Posted by in News on February 25, 2015

Young children must be protected from ingrained gender stereotypes

Gender stereotypes: That young people might be deeply influenced by the gender stereotypes thrust upon them should give us all…

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Posted by in News on February 23, 2015

The voice of South Sudan’s women must be heard to give peace a chance

South Sudan: I recently travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the summit of the African Union to talk about peace…

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Posted by in News on February 20, 2015

How laws around the world do and do not protect women from violence

Global: In 1999, Jessica Lenahan-Gonzales’s estranged husband took her three girls in violation of a permanent restraining order requiring him to…

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Posted by in News on February 17, 2015

10 Ridiculously Sexist and Dangerous Laws From Around the World

Global: Once in a while in the U.S. we hear about a bill or a law that seems like it…

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Posted by in News on February 13, 2015

UK Launch of Femicide Census: Profiles of Women Killed by Men

United Kingdom:  A campaign group hopes to prompt the government to take action to stem the rise of violence against…

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Posted by in News on February 11, 2015

Guinea’s Muslim clerics call for end to FGM to help stop Ebola

Muslim leaders in Guinea have called on families to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to prevent the…

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Posted by in News on February 9, 2015

Parties call for Gender Equality and Human Rights in Geneva Climate Talks

Geneva, Switzerland: The first Party to take the floor, the Government of Mexico called for “Parties to respect human rights and…

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Posted by in News on February 6, 2015

UN calls for FGM zero tolerance after a year in which the world woke up

The United Nations has designated Friday a worldwide day of zero tolerance on FGM, and called for concrete action to be taken…

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Posted by in News on February 2, 2015

AU Report Into Sexual Violence in South Sudan: Vital to Stop Women’s Bodies Being Used in War

South Sudan: As the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, I visited South Sudan in May 2012, less than…

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Posted by in News on January 30, 2015

Crowds of women rally in Cairo to denounce death of female protester

Egypt: Dozens of women have rallied in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, to denounce the killing of a female protester and blame the…

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Posted by in News on January 28, 2015

Ethiopia’s women vow to turn tide of violence, rape and murder

Ethiopia: The low social status of Ethiopian women lies at the root of violence against them and the tragic cases…

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Posted by in News on January 14, 2015

Spain asks parents to sign declaration to protect daughters from FGM

Spanish health professionals will step up scrutiny of families from countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised and in…

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Posted by in News on January 13, 2015

How to cure the pandemic that women face

Global: When violence is inflicted upon women and girls, we rightly think of it as a crime and a tragedy.…

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Posted by in News on January 7, 2015

Why Aren’t World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

Global: On this cold and rainy Tuesday, Bafana Khumalo stood in front of the White House with a controversial demand…

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Posted by in News on December 17, 2014

Church of England’s first female bishop named as Libby Lane

UK/Global: The Rev Libby Lane, a parish priest from Crewe, is the surprise choice for the Church of England’s first…

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Posted by in News on December 17, 2014

When is violence against girls going to stop?

Global: Tuesday 25 November marked the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, another awareness day on…

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Posted by in News on December 17, 2014

Read Joe Biden’s Powerful Speech About Combating Violence Against Women

US/Global: Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, says violence against women is an epidemic – “Look, let me…

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Posted by in News on December 5, 2014

Tanzania sees surge in girls reporting rape and kidnapping

Tanzania: A surge in reports of rape, torture and kidnapping of girls in Tanzania shows that the introduction of specialist…

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Posted by in News on December 5, 2014

The Hidden Link Between Women and War

Domestic violence against women may actually be a cause of war—so how do we disrupt the vicious cycle that propels…

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Posted by in News on December 5, 2014

Is Egypt ready to join growing global movement to end FGM?

FGM: With the first prosecutions under way in the UK and Guinea-Bissau, an increased focus on strengthening the law in…

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Posted by in News on December 2, 2014

Kenya: Stripping Women Is a Violent Crime That Must Be Punished

Kenya: Gender violence, especially sexual violence like stripping and rape, against women in Kenya is not new. It has been around…

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Posted by in News on December 1, 2014

South Africa: Women’s Empowerment ‘Key to Stopping Violence’

South Africa: Only a radical shift in approaches to end gender violence will bring about change, says Gender Links, a…

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Posted by in News on November 24, 2014

Kenyan police arrest suspects after woman stripped in public

Kenyan police have arrested dozens of men suspected of stripping naked a woman in public on the grounds that she…

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Posted by in News on November 11, 2014

It’s not ‘anti sex’ to want to expose pornography’s complicit role in child abuse and trafficking

Global: The growing number of internet users stumbling upon images of child sex abuse indicate that child sex abuse is not so…

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Posted by in News on November 3, 2014

Uganda Has Widest Gender Gap in East Africa

Uganda is the least gender-equal society in East Africa, the 2014 Global Gender Gap Index has revealed. Read this story…

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Posted by in News on November 3, 2014

Why Africa’s economies continue to grapple with ‘statistical tragedy’

Economic data in Africa has been under sharp focus for its inaccuracies. Without a statistical revolution, economists argue, Africa’s renaissance…

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Posted by in News on October 28, 2014

‘Sweeping change’ narrows global gender gap

Global: Increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10…

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Posted by in News on October 23, 2014

Congolese doctor who helps rape victims wins top EU human rights prize

Congo DRC: Dr. Denis Mukwege founder of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded Europe’s top human…

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Posted by in News on October 20, 2014

The tragic case of Nigeria’s ‘bird’ woman

Nigeria: The film begins in a blur. An angry mob and a policewoman can just be made out, gathered in…

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Posted by in News on October 14, 2014

We can no longer ignore Ebola’s wider impact – particularly on women

Ebola: Women are not only more likely to be infected; their education, healthcare, food security and livelihoods are also suffering.…

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Posted by in News on October 9, 2014

Nigeria: Women Entrepreneurs – Knowing the Terrain and Overcoming Challenges

TODAY, women have become central in discussions that have to do with development. Efforts are being made therefore, in and…

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Posted by in News on October 9, 2014

South Africa: Gender Based Violence Costs R40-Billion

A recent report states that gender-based violence costs the South African economy up to R40-billion a year or more than…

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Posted by in News on October 2, 2014

Tanzania: ‘New Constitution Honours Gender Equality in Land Ownership’

There is jubilation among women in different regions, after the Draft constitution decided to include a section that gives women…

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Posted by in News on September 24, 2014

Caesarean section rates in South Africa ‘recklessly high’, warn experts

Caesarean section rates in South Africa ‘recklessly high’, warn experts.  Figures released by South Africa’s Council for Medical Schemes showed…

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Posted by in News on September 22, 2014

Report: African Children Face “Extremely high levels” of Violence

African children are facing disproportionately high levels of violence, according to a new report by the African Child Policy Forum.  The…

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Posted by in News on September 19, 2014

Teenage girls in southern Malawi reject ‘sexual cleansing’

Memory Banda beat the odds. In Malawi, five out of every 10 girls marry before the age of 18. Her…

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Posted by in News on September 16, 2014

Women in South Sudan: ‘They attack us at toilets or where we collect water’

Julie Francis’s self-imposed curfew starts when the sun sets. The widowed mother of four has been living at the UN…

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Posted by in News on September 15, 2014

Kenya launches FGM and child marriage hotline

Kenya has launched a hotline to rescue girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage and to help prosecute…

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Posted by in News, Uncategorized on September 15, 2014

One in 10 girls worldwide face serious sexual violence

About one in 10 girls around the world experiences serious sexual violence, the UN children’s agency has said in a…

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Posted by in News on September 9, 2014

Fighting Against Forced Marriages in Niger

Niger has the one of the highest rates of child marriages in the world. In some rural areas, girls are…

Posted by in News on September 8, 2014

Why have women been excluded from peace-building in Sudan?

Why have women been excluded from peace-building in Sudan? The 22-year-conflict in Sudan, which consumed so much of the country’s…

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Posted by in News on September 1, 2014

Gender violence still hinders women’s freedom

It seems incongruous that we celebrate Women’s Month [August in South Africa], yet stories of conflict and gender based violence…

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Posted by in News on September 1, 2014

Britain’s opposition party, Labour, appoints shadow minister to tackle violence against women and girls

Ed Miliband has signalled Labour‘s commitment to tackling domestic violence and related issues by appointing a shadow minister for preventing…

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Posted by in News on September 1, 2014

SADC Unlikely to Achieve Gender Targets

The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance has called on gender ministers to craft a strong rights-based approach to gender equality…

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Posted by in News on August 25, 2014

Domestic Violence Act Coalition in Uganda Lobby’s the Speaker of Parliament for Implementation of the Law

On August 19th 2014, 20 representatives of the Domestic Violence Act Coalition reached out to the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Hon. Rebecca…

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Posted by in News on August 24, 2014

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture it!

Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted…

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Posted by in News on August 24, 2014

New Classes Offered from KODE

KODE (Kimmage Open & Distance Education) offers two courses: Understanding & Addressing Gender Based Violence in Development Context Start Date:…

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Posted by in News on August 23, 2014

Kenya’s Own ‘Erin Brokovich’ Changes Lives of Girl Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The Equality Effect brought together legal experts to pursue a class action lawsuit, which came to be known as the 160…

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Posted by in Art & Women's Lives on August 23, 2014

Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award Nomination for Yaba Badoe

AWDF would like to extend big congratulations to Yaba Badoe who has been nominated for the ‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema…

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Posted by in News on August 23, 2014

Call for Women to Claim their Place

Madonsela says it is time for women in Africa to claim their place where Africa’s fate is being decided Public…

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Posted by in 16 Days on August 4, 2014

Regional Campaign to Address VAW and Health Starts Now!

Have you been part of the GBV Prevention Network’s annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign before? Now is the time…

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Posted by in News on August 4, 2014

Secure Land Rights for Rwanda’s Women are Critical for Families and the Nation

Beginning in 2007, the government of Rwanda embarked on the Land Tenure Regularization Program (LTRP) – a national land registration…

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Posted by in News on July 14, 2014

Namibia’s Gender Zebra

A quiet gender revolution the like of which has been unseen in Southern Africa and perhaps anywhere in the world,…

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Posted by in News on July 12, 2014

Somalia: Somali Ministry of Women Launches Training on Gender-Based Violence

Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations Children’s Fund…

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Posted by in Announcements, Uncategorized on July 5, 2014

Request for applications: What Works to Prevent Violence

This announcement is a formal call for Innovation Grant applications. All Innovation Grant applications must be submitted via the Proposal Central website…

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Posted by in News on July 5, 2014

Bank Project Will Help Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$107 million in financial grants to the countries of Burundi, the…

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Posted by in News, post-2015 on July 5, 2014

Kampala Civil Society Position on Post 2015

From the 21st – the 25th of June, representatives of women’s rights, faith and community-based, civil society organizations, media and…

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Posted by in News on July 4, 2014

The Post 2015 Development Agenda. Feminist Response and Recommendations

On June 2, 2014, the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released a zero draft of the first list of Proposed…

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Posted by in News on July 4, 2014

Egypt faces its first FGM trial

In a country where 90 per cent of women face FGM, villagers are rallying round the doctor who performed the…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on July 1, 2014

New Partners Get Moving!

From the 23rd to 26th of June, 10 member organizations from Namibia, Tanzania, Sudan, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda…

Posted by in News on June 27, 2014

Closure of Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre in Sudan

On 24 June 2014 the director of Salmmah Women’s Resource Center, Ms. Fahima Hashim was presented with a decree signed…

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Posted by in News on June 27, 2014

Protests against Sexual Harassment in Cairo

Tens of thousands of activists gathered in Cairo to protest against the recurring sexual harassment cases in Egypt and demand…

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Posted by in News on June 27, 2014

The International Day for Action on Women`s Health 2014 in Mombasa, Kenya

Network member Coast Women in Development with the Pwani GBV Network, celebrated the occasion by mobilizing 280 people from the…

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Posted by in News, Uncategorized on June 27, 2014

Kenyan MPs Question Colleague as they Discuss FGM

The issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was the center of discussion in the Kenyan Parliament on Wednesday as legislators…

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Posted by in News, Resources on June 13, 2014

It IS #TimeToAct but what do we do?

On 11th June 2014, Emma Fulu, lead researcher Medical Research Council SA addressed this question to a packed room at…

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Posted by in News, Resources on June 12, 2014

Chitani Makes Strides in Malawian Women’s Lives

Network member Chitani Community Sustainable Development Organization – Malawi in partnership with SAFAIDS, as the leading HIV and AIDS information…

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Posted by in Resources, Uncategorized, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on June 11, 2014

Global Symposium to End SV in Conflict

From the 10th – 13th June 2014 several activists and practitioners gathered in London at the Global Summit to End…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 11, 2014

West Africa: Female Politicians Express Need for Greater Political Voice in West Africa

More than 200 West African elected officials and civil society leaders have converged on Dakar this week for a conference…

Posted by in post-2015, Resources on June 10, 2014

Post 2015 briefing, bridging SRHR, HIV, and GBV

In March 2013, Salamander Trust collaborated with long-term partners the ATHENA Network, the International Women’s Health Coalition and GESTOS to…

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Posted by in News, Resources on June 8, 2014

GBV Prevention Network Receives Resources from Reproductive Health Matters (RHM)

As contribution to capacity building for Network members, Reproductive Health Matters contributed free resources for participants of the recently concluded…

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Posted by in News, Resources on June 8, 2014

Women embrace digital media to address SRHR issues in their community

GBV Prevention Network member organization the Creative Centre for Communication and Development (CCCD) in Zimbabwe has since January 2013 engaged…

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Posted by in post-2015 on June 8, 2014

AUC Chair Launches Common African Position on the Post-2015 Agenda

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma officially launched the Common African Position (CAP) on the Post-2015 Development…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Uncategorized on June 8, 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at ExCel London on 10 – 13 June…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 7, 2014

Gender Violence Recovery Centre Raises Concerns Over Rising Gender-Based Violence

A new report by GBV Prevention Network member Nairobi Women’s Hospital Gender Violence Recovery Centre, has raised concerns over the…

Posted by in News on June 7, 2014

Marriage a Barrier to ARV Treatment for Swazi Women

In a study conducted by MarxART, a project by the Swaziland National AIDS Programme (SNAP),  it has been found that distinct…

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Posted by in News, Resources, Uncategorized on June 6, 2014

Domestic violence is biggest threat to West Africa’s women

Husbands, not strangers or men with guns, are now the biggest threat to women in post-conflict West Africa, according to a…

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Posted by in News on June 3, 2014

CSO Forum on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – Sudan

On 15th May, the first general assembly meeting of the CSO forum on ending violence against women and girls in…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on June 3, 2014

South Sudan: Women Needed to Kickstart Peace Process, Conference Told

With South Sudan’s peace process floundering, members of the diaspora and their American supporters have come up with a possible…

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Posted by in News on June 2, 2014

ISIS – WICCE Celebrating 40 Years of Amplifying Women’s Voice and Power

Network Member Organization ISIS-WICCE, hosted a celebration to mark forty years of amplifying women’s voice and power. Since its inception…

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Posted by in Announcements, Gender Equity on June 2, 2014

Two Year Continental Campaign to End Child Marriage is Launched

The African Union launched a two year Continental Campaign to End Child Marriage on 29 May 2014 during the fourth…

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Posted by in News on June 1, 2014

Uganda Women’s Network officially breaks ground on the gender based violence shelter

Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) officially broke ground on the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Shelter in Kamuli District at a ceremony…

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Posted by in News on June 1, 2014

Human Rights Advancements

OHCHR, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO have published an interagency statement on “Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise…

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Posted by in News on June 1, 2014

Sexual Violence Soars in South Sudan

Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the current crisis and the near…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 24, 2014

VAW Emergency Response and Preparedness Skills Building Event Completed

Twenty-five Network members from eleven countries throughout the region (Nigeria, Cameroon, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda,…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 24, 2014

African Women’s Learning on Malawi Elections

The African Women’s Observer Mission, an initiative of FEMNET (The African Women’s Development & Communication Network), NGOGCN (NGO Gender Coordination…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 23, 2014

The Africa We Want – Statement on Women’s Role

At the African Development Bank Annual Meetings – “The Next 50 Years: The Africa We Want” – UN Under-Secretary General…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 22, 2014

UN Women Launches a Year Long Campaign

UN Women is launching a year-long campaign to re-energize the vision laid out at the Beijing Women’s Conference. The campaign’s…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 16, 2014

FEMENT and African Women’s Rights organizations take part in the global day of action to #BringBackOurGirls

May 15th, Solidarity Day of Action in Africa, marked one month since over 300 girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria. Actions…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 12, 2014

Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey

The World Health Organization (WHO) is updating its 2006 Guideline on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of…

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 11, 2014

WOUGNET Bridging the Gender Gap in Uganda by Using ICT

Network member Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)’s contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) focuses on empowering rural and urban based women…

Posted by in News on April 30, 2014

Thuli’s Time: SA’s Protector, Sentinel, Makhadzi – Thuli Madonsela Gets Global Recognition

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is definitely not defined by the Nkandla investigation report, now the most common reference to her…

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Posted by in News on April 30, 2014

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Taken as Brides by Militants

For two weeks, retired teacher Samson Dawah prayed for news of his niece Saratu, who was among more than 230…

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Posted by in News on April 30, 2014

Rwanda: Ending Special Status for Women – Too Early to Contemplate?

Recently one of our local radio stations aired a story I found rather interesting. What made it interesting is that…

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Posted by in News on April 30, 2014

Nigeria: Women and Unemployment – Way Forward

“But women face greater vulnerabilities in the labour market because of their relative lack of education and training, the tendency…

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Posted by in News, Uncategorized on April 30, 2014

Lesotho: Dark Day for Women’s Rights in Lesotho

Johannesburg — Lesotho’s highest court struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on April 23, 2014

President Uhuru Kenyatta Signs Kenya’s Marriage Law

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has signed into law a marriage bill. It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed…

Posted by in News on April 22, 2014

Does Kenya have the courage to lead on women’s rights in Africa?

News of the death of a 13-year-old girl from Kajiado in southern Kenya after she underwent female genital mutilation (FGM)…

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Posted by in News on April 22, 2014

Namibia: Will Longer Prison Sentences for GBV Help?

People convicted of gender-based violence should certainly be severely punished, and in general it seems that they are. However, harsher…

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Posted by in News on April 22, 2014

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they’re not from the left)

Penny Wong has exhorted all Australian women to be proud to call themselves feminists. We asked women from the centre…

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Posted by in News on April 10, 2014

Gender-based violence: stop looking for ‘proof’ and put survivors first

Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don’t have it. What the current situation in Central…

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Posted by in News on April 2, 2014

Kenyan women want justice over post-election sexual violence

Six years after being gang-raped and beaten in front of her husband and four-year-old child during a wave of post-election…

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Posted by in News on April 2, 2014

African women making progress in battle for equal rights

For those who follow women’s rights across Africa, the past 12 months have often been discouraging. But behind the headlines,…

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Posted by in Commission on the Status of Women, News, post-2015 on March 18, 2014

CSW58 – Commission on the Status of Women

CSW58: The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is currently taking place at United Nations Headquarters…

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Posted by in Gender and Education, Gender Equity, News on March 17, 2014

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

During the first year of independence for the world’s newest nation, women of South Sudan united to amplify their voices…

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Posted by in Gender Equity, News on March 17, 2014

Tanzania – How Equal Rights Boost Food Security

Eliminating the gender gap in agriculture is widely seen as crucial to alleviating poverty and improving food security, and the…

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Posted by in News on March 17, 2014

Zambia – Women’s Economic Empowerment Key to Fighting GBV

Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business has observed that Women’s Economic Empowerment is key in fighting Gender Based…

Posted by in Uncategorized on March 4, 2014

GBV is not just a women’s issue

There is a powerful, persistent and malignant idea still out there in many communities that this violence is a marginal…

Posted by in News on March 4, 2014

Women pay a high price for unpaid care work

As the debate about a future global development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 gathers pace, there…

Posted by in News on February 1, 2014

FGM and Child Marriage Still Big Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

Statistics released by Unicef, the UN agency for children, in Every Child Counts: Revealing Disparities, Advancing Children’s Rights, shows problems…

Posted by in Uncategorized on January 28, 2014

Raising Voices and the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) Announce the Launch of the Violence Prevention Learning Center!

Raising Voices and the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) announce the launch of the Violence Prevention Learning Center! The…

Posted by in Announcements on January 20, 2014

International AIDS Conference 2014

Scholarship applications are being accepted for individuals from around the globe to participate in 20th International AIDS Conference being held…

Posted by in News, Social Media on January 20, 2014

African Feminists Rock!

African Feminists Rock! is an exciting new blog that seeks in its own words to “amplify the transgressive brilliance of…

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Posted by in Announcements, Human Rights Defenders on January 20, 2014

UN Resolution Recognizes Women Human Rights Defenders

The first-ever resolution on women human rights defenders was adopted by the United Nations in the same week as the…

Posted by in Announcements, Upcoming Events on December 18, 2013

The Global Women’s Institute and SVRI GBV Research Science Fair: Deadline extended!

Please note that the deadline for video submissions and voting for your favourite research videos has been extended to the…

Posted by in Art & Women's Lives on December 8, 2013

Wangechi Mutu at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London

Artist Wangechi Mutu was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972. She studied in Kenya, the United States and Great Britain. Much…

Posted by in Resources, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on December 5, 2013

New Global Data on Violence Against Women

The Global Health Observatory releases data on violence against women around the world, reaffirming that VAW is a global public health…

Posted by in Resources on December 2, 2013

Connecting Activism and the Law

As activists it is vital for us to understand the contexts in which we do our work and that includes…

Posted by in VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on October 30, 2013

Abortion Pills: Safe and ethical for women?

The Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts says abortion pills are safe and recognised by the World Health Organization as life-saving medicines.…

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Posted by in Social Media on August 23, 2013

New and exciting website on gender and social movements from the team at Eldis and IDS!

The  BRIDGE Gender and Social Movements website is a great new online resource that provides innovative multimedia  platforms and materials…

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Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media, Upcoming Events on September 25, 2011

Social Media Campaign – “Activists Disrupting Injustice” October 3rd -5th, 2017

About the Campaign The GBV Prevention Network will hold a social media campaign from October 3rd – 5th, 2017 dubbed…

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