violence against women

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
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Mar 12th, 2013
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By: Amanda Koech In Somalia, we know that a man will sometimes rape a girl because his marriage proposal to her has been turned down. The act of rape ensures no one else will want her as a wife, so she will either be forced to marry her attacker or move to a relative far […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 3rd, 2012
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Marishka Van Steenbergen, guardian.co.uk, UN report on ageing highlights how traditional practices have resulted in the deaths of thousands of older women Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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Women in the Extreme North Region of Cameroon face a brutal nexus of violence and hunger. As long as women remain under the domination of forms of violence – including the denial of their right to food – they will be non-citizens, says Aîssa Ngatansou Doumara. Read this article in French. Accor...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2012
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Helplessness and hope in using the law to combat violence against women Osai Ojigho It is necessary to implement legislation to address violence against women in Africa. Yet women must tread the fine line between cultural expectations and legal systems that often deny them justice. Violence against w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2012
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The Africa UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls aims to create a favorable and supportive environment for governments, in partnership with civil society experts, to be able to fulfill existing policy commitments.   BACKGROUND The regional component of the United Nations Secreta...
By IndepthAfrica
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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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Lusaka, 24 November: It’s 5am on the eve of the International Day of No Violence Against Women that kicks off the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign. My alarm rings barely six hours after I arrive in the Zambian capital and I am in a panic as I will be speaking in a few hours about […]...
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
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Nov 26th, 2010
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More than one in three South African men questioned in a survey admitted to rape, the latest evidence in the country of a violent culture of patriarchy. Researchers found that more than three in four men said they had perpetrated violence against women. Nearly nine in 10 men believe that a woman shou...