Tag: Violence against women

Gender Minister presents key actions to improve gender equality-Ghana

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has presented some key actions to be undertaken to enable Ghanaians work assiduously to ensure the empowerment and equality of women to contribute in national development. At a press conference held in Accra on Wednesday, she said the decision was adopted to reaffirm […]

Women accused of witchcraft face assault and death in Tanzania

GABORONE, BOTSWANA—In 2015, Francine Mirondo* nearly lost her life when her neighbors in Rwigembe village, northwest Tanzania, accused her of practicing witchcraft. Mirondo, now 80, says she first heard about the rumor when a friend told her that her name had been brought up at a village meeting about witchcraft. Five days later, a group of […]