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Violence
Dr James Clayman, Chairman , Steering Committee of Gender Violence Survivors Support Network (GVSSN), has called for a united and collaborative effort to eliminate violence against women and girls. He said gender violence was an issue that involved every individual and that addressing it would help propel the economic development of Ghana. Dr Clayman said...
The development of the African Union Campaign and negotiation of an AU Convention on Ending Violence against Women and Girls; the full implementation of the African Union guidelines on the Gender Responsive Responses to COVID-19; the universal ratification, domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights; the approval to disseminate the AU Strategy on...
Every day, 137 women around the world are killed by a family member. 52 of those killings take place in Africa alone. Ousmane Diagana, Vice President of the World Bank for Western and Central Africa, reflects on Gender Based Violence and how we can protect and empower girls and women in West and Central Africa....
Forty adolescent girls in Kpone have received facilitators’ training on the eradication of gender based violence in the country. The beneficiaries were drawn from Kpone Methodist Basic A, Kpone Methodist Basic B, Kpone Presby Basic A and Kpone Presby Basic B schools. The training organized by a non-government organization, Women, Media and Change (WOMEC), formed...
The Women, Media and Change (WOMEC), a non-governmental organization has organised a forum to sensitise adolescent girls living in Kpone, a suburb in Tema as part of its efforts to mark the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence, last week. It was on the theme ‘16 days of activism against gender-based violence: implications for...
When freelance journalist Sophia Huang investigates a sexual abuse case, she starts by telling victims she meets that “it’s one thing to share your story; it’s another to go public and name the accused.” The reporter, whose investigations spurred by the #MeToo movement uncovered cases of sexual violence at some of China’s top universities — and who...
A Doctor of Philosophy – commonly known as a PhD – is the highest level of academic training. It allows the degree holder to teach the chosen subject at university, conduct research or practise in the specialised area. However, in many African countries like Kenya there are gender gaps when it comes to women enrolling in, and completing, their...
The number of cases of sexualized violence and femicide in Africa has risen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Will those in power finally grow aware of the extent of the problem? I slept with a small knife, because I was afraid. I didn’t even think about defending myself, because he was three times as strong as I...
With alarming rise of domestic violence reports during the pandemic lockdowns from millions of women worldwide, UN Women convened today a high-level meeting with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Member States, UN agencies, activists, the private sector and philanthropies. The spotlight was on the urgent need for targeted investments, commitments and innovative new ways of...
Women’s peace power is vital for our world’s security Date: Monday, September 21, 2020   Peace is a prerequisite for health, equality and human security. Our ability to live dignified, fulfilling lives depends on acting without fear, in mutual respect and co-existence. Today, as we mark International Day of Peace, some 2 billion people are living in areas...
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