Domestic violence

By IAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch 21 July 2014 – The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses. Child soldiers guard a ro...
By IAfrica
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Jul 21st, 2014
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Social vices such as domestic violence, rape and other sexual offences that Zimbabwe is facing can largely be attributed to the breakdown of the extended family unit Ruth Butaumocho Gender Forum Parents whose children have left to start their own families realise their family role still continues, no...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 8th, 2014
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Facing inequality, poverty and domestic violence, Ethiopian women are aspiring for a better future, as millions around the world as marking the International Women’s Day. “I support my family. I pay school fees for my sisters and brothers. I am also married,” Elzabeth Beyene, 21, a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2013
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After the rape of Anene Booysen and other acts of violence outraged many South Africans, some organisations have publicly demonstrated their view that enough is enough. GREG NICOLSON & SHASHA MODIKE look at a few groups who have expressed their outrage and want to do something about violence agai...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2012
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Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia. Many facets of public policy are designed to ensure the representation and benefit of women. For these reasons and many others, including the scores of exemplary women who have taken the lead against...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2012
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Marren Akatsa-Bukachi Ending gender-based violence will mean changing cultural concepts about masculinity. This includes recognition of the importance of active engagement of men and women at all levels, whether they are policy makers, parents, spouses or young boys and girls. It is significant that ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 20th, 2012
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A Kenyan men’s lobby group has called for a six-day food boycott to highlight what it says is increasing domestic violence against men. The organisation, Maendeleo Ya Wanaume, wants Kenyan men to stop eating meals cooked at home by wives and partners. It says men should instead eat together out...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Dec 16th, 2011
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United Nations Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo urged* Friday the UN community, donors and other stakeholders to address more directly the needs of the Somalian people by balancing between immediate humanitarian requirements and the promotion and protection of women’s human rights. “I have hea...
By benim
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Dec 2nd, 2011
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New reports show that HIV-positive women may face more gender-based violence than HIV-negative women. Women make up 50 percent of the 34 million people living with HIV-AIDS globally, and the vast majority of HIV-positive women acquired the infection as a result of heterosexual sex. World AIDS Day 201...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 29th, 2011
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South African children aged 12 to 17 are more likely to be raped than people of any other age, in a country where the incidence of rape is among the world’s highest, a minister said Tuesday. The women’s minister, Lulu Xingwana, said the finding was based on a study of people who sought he...