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  1. SOUTH AFRICA: Let's Fight Abuse Together

    Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 470
  2. ZIMBABWE: New research paints poignant picture of intimate partner violence in Zimbabwe

    When Kim*'s husband was diagnosed with HIV, he began to subject his wife to unrelenting emotional and physical abuse.

    Thursday, January 2, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 197
  3. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Reinstates Rape Courts

    The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 044
  4. NAMIBIA: Violence May Undermine Progress on MDGs

    Windhoek — Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the greatest threats to achieving some of the United Nations M

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 047
  5. ZIMBABWE: Women Forced to Flee Their Homes for Refusing to Reveal Their Vote

    Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 039
  6. NAMIBIA: Namibian Women Missing On Rights

    WHILE Namibia has put in place a strong legal framework to address the various forms of gender-based violence and sex

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 969
  7. SOUTH AFRICA: 3 Women Killed a Day in World's Worst Gender Violence

    Reeva Steenkamp, the model and law graduate shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius, was statistically just one of three w

    Friday, March 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 868
  8. SOUTH AFRICA: 57,000 South Africans Call on President Zuma to Pledge R10 Billion to End Violence Against Women in SA Budget

    In a protest action organised by Avaaz.org and Sonke Gender Justice Network, gender equality activists from across Ca

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 834
  9. SOUTH AFRICA: South African Gang-Rape Murder Angers ANC Women

    The death of a 17-year-old girl in South Africa after she was gang raped has been condemned by female politicians of

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 786
  10. SOUTH AFRICA: Report: 90% Of South African Women Abused

    Marching on Pretoria's Union Buildings in protest of marginalization and mistreatment under apartheid in 1956, 20,000

    Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 685
  11. MOZAMBIQUE: To Victims of Sexual Violence - You Are Not Alone

    In Mozambique, as in many countries, gender violence remains a guarded secret.

    Sunday, July 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 238
  12. ANGOLA: Luanda Hosts Conference on Women and Domestic Violence

    The first Angolan conference on Women and Domestic Violence will happen on July 3 in Luanda, under the leadership of

    Monday, July 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 186
  13. NAMIBIA: Gender-Based Violence Strongly Condemned

    The Minister of Works and Transport, Erkki Nghi­mtina, has called on the youth to condemn acts of violence agains

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 152
  14. SOUTH AFRICA: Government Must Reinstate Special Rape Courts

    Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 160
  15. ZIMBABWE: Healing the Wounds of Gender Based Violence

    A small garage in Chitungwiza has become a centre of hope and rejuvenation for victims and perpetrators of gender bas

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 159
  16. REPORT: "If You Come Back We Will Kill You": Sexual Violence and other Abuses against Congolese Migrants during Expulsions from Angola

    This report describes an alarming pattern of human rights violations by members of Angolan security forces against Co

    Sunday, May 20, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 597
  17. NAMIBIA: Violence Against Women Triggers Protest

    Windhoek — About 100 people, of whom 56 were men, held a peaceful march to protest violence perpetrated against

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 096
  18. SOUTH AFRICA: Still A Nation of Rapists 18 Years On

    Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 025
  19. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Violence Against Women at 'Crisis' Levels

    The South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has called for Southern A

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 035
  20. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Searches Soul Over Alleged Rape of Disabled 17 Year-Old Girl

    It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 008
  21. ZIMBABWE: UN Slammed for 'Silence' on Zim political Rape

    The United Nations (UN) has been slammed for its silence on Zimbabwe and the campaign of politically motivated rape,

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 896
  22. SOUTH AFRICA: Raping young South Africa

    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 806
  23. MOZAMBIQUE: Woman, 35, Gang Raped in Mozambique

    35-year-old woman walked through a field in northern Mozambique, near where a group of teenage boys were undergoing t

    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 809
  24. ZIMBABWE: Rape at the Border: How Immigration Officials Are Abusing Women in Zimbabwe

    As we were growing up, we used to hear a story about Nigerian immigration that best illustrated corruption in Africa:

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 775
  25. SOUTH AFRICA: What's Love Got to Do With It?

    IT IS widely accepted that strategies aimed at ending violence against women have to focus on perpetrators and surviv

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 804
  26. South Africa: Legal Aid in Fight Against Women and Child Abuse

    Vulnerable women seeking advice and assistance at the Randburg Magistrate's Court during the 16 Days of Activism for

    Monday, December 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 499
  27. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Guest Column: Running Out of Time on Violence

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the global 16 days of activism on gender violence campaign, and a decade of t

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 466
  28. AFRICA: Peacebuilders Fail Africa's Women Victims of War

    Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a

    Monday, October 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 381
  29. MOZAMBIQUE: UNICEF and partners focus on the prevention of sexual abuse against girls in Mozambique

    When Linda*, 16, entered into an agreement with her well respected 40-year-old teacher to exchange sex for good grade

    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 334
  30. SOUTH AFRICA: More Dangerous to Be a Woman than a Soldier

    African women who bear the brunt of the continent's conflicts now demand to play a defining role in peacekeeping.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 294
  31. ZIMBABWE: The Word on Women - Defending Women's Human Rights In Zimbabwe: Examining The Complexities

    Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in Zimbabwe are routinely arrested, unlawfully detained and subjected to ill-tre

    Thursday, October 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 295
  32. NAMIBIA: Rapists on the rampage

    The prominence of violent crime, especially murder and rape, in Namibia is a matter of grave concern to the Inspector

    Friday, September 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 266
  33. AFRICA: Breaking the Silence in Ritual Killings

    Ritual killings and human sacrifice happen in many, if not all countries in Africa.

    Monday, September 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 259
  34. Zimbabwe: Criminalize Political Violence against Women, RAU

    The Research Advocacy Unit (RAU) has attacked government for failing to enact laws that criminalise politically-motiv

    Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 156
  35. INTERNATIONAL: No Peace Until Women Are Respected

    Women are particularly good at building peace and creating social change.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 201
  36. SOUTH AFRICA:Changing the Language of Prejudice

    South Africa has been referred to as the global capital of rape.

    Monday, June 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 925
  37. ZIMBABWE: Elections in 2011 Would Be Catastrophic

    Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 867
  38. ZIMBABWE: Police Beat WOZA Protesters

    Members from the Women of Zimbabwe of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) were indiscriminately beaten by police in Bulawayo yester

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 769
  39. SOUTH AFRICA: Activists Call For Retaliation Against Corrective Rape in South Africa

    Although South Africa is the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to legalize gay marriage, it hasn't

    Monday, May 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 722
  40. SOUTH AFRICA: Task Force to Fight 'Corrective Rape' of Lesbians

    South African law enforcement officials today said a new task force will be formed to address crimes against homosexu

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 704
  41. ZIMBABWE: Youth Service Source of Women's Abuse

    The introduction of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP) in 2001 saw an upsurge in politically motivated rape

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 631
  42. ZAMBIA: Zambia, UNHCR Reiterate Commitment To Empower Women Refugees

    The Zambian government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have reiterated their commitment

    Monday, April 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 611
  43. NAMIBIA: Students Take Action to End Gender Violence on Campus

    University of Namibia students are participating in a range of activities to create awareness on the need to stamp ou

    Sunday, April 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 520
  44. SOUTH AFRICA: Digital Rape Campaign Reaches South Africa's Top Leaders

    More than a year before Ndumie Funda was finally able to get on the internet, she set up a women's shelter in her hom

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 221
  45. ZIMBABWE: Rape - Perspectives and Realities

    There would you go for assistance if you were the victim of rape?

    Thursday, February 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 208
  46. SOUTH AFRICA: SA Prompts World to do More for Abused Women

    South Africa's Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, has called on countries to renew their

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 983
  47. ZIMBABWE: Govt Must Get Serious About Prosecuting Rapists – Doctors

    There should be no impunity for the perpetrators of rape and it is important for Zimbabwe to set up a multi-sectoral

    Friday, January 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 962
  48. SOUTHERN AFRICA: UN Backs Effots Against Gender-Based Violence in Southern Africa

    In an effort to help law enforcement agencies in southern Africa respond to gender-based violence effectively, the Un

    Thursday, January 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 955
  49. NAMIBIA: Pohamba Deplores Violence Against Women in 2010

    President Hifikepunye Pohamba has expressed grave concern about the escalating incidence of violent crime against vul

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 932
  50. DRC/ANGOLA: Police Stop Three Rape Attempts on DRC Border

    Three alleged rape attempts were stopped by the border police in the northern Zaire province between the border of An

    Monday, January 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 901

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