16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

16 DAYS of activism against gender violence. November 25 – December 10 The 16 days is an international campaign organised by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute. The dates represent, International Day Against Violence Against Women, November 25th and December 10th,…

DRC – 40,000 rapes in 6 years

Tens of thousands of rape victims in the DRC are dying because of a shortage of medical staff drugs and equipement. The women are traumatised from being raped, having HIV/AIDS or unwanted pregnacies. In addition rape survivors are often ostracised…

Women to be stoned to death again in Nigeria

Once again in Northern Nigeria, this time in Bauchi State, women have been sentenced to death by stoning for having sex outside of marriage. Incredibility without any logic whatsoever the two men whom they slept with have been acquitted for…

No Justice for Rape Survivors in Rwanda

Struggling To Survive: Barriers to Justice for Rape Survivors in Rwanda Tens of thousands of Rwandan women were raped during the genocide and in the decade since, but only a few perpetrators of sexual violence have been prosecuted….Women are still…

UPDF & Congolese women

A very sad story of Uganda Peoples Defence Force & Congolese women. In 2001 returning UPDF were followed back home by hundreds of Congolese women looking to start a new life in peace. However for many of these women life…

I will not hide my pain

On the 11th of August Njeeri wa Ngugi was raped during an attack against her and her husband Ngugi wa Thiong’o. According to various reports the crime rate in Nairobi is very high and rapes are common. After being away…

GBV new website launched

A new website Gender Based Violence Network has been launched. The site focuses on the prevention of gender based violence in Africa and also acts as a resource for activists and practitioners in Africa. This website is the virtual community…

Sexual abuse by UN personnel

Following reports of sexual abuse and gender based violence by UN peacekeepers the UN’s internal watchdog (Office of internal and oversight services, OIOS) has started an investigation into 68 allegations of “sexual misconduct” by UN peacekeepers in the DRC. The…

Violence agaisnt women

Every week millions of women throughout the world are subjected to acts of violence – here are some that have recently made the headlines BUT remember that most acts of violence against women go unreported and unrecognised by familes, communities…

Sexual Abuse by peacekeepers

You finally think you are safe and then the Peacekeepers turn against you. After all the violence, the rape, murder, the torture……… there is still more to come. Peacekeepers and Gender Violence It was late at night when the woman…

Gender Violence

Peace process often ignores female ex-soldiers “Girls and women are active combatants in wars across the world, but the international community is failing to recognize that. As a result, the post-conflict needs of female soldiers are not being met.” Femicide…

Trafficking in Women: Nigeria, South Africa

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Women Trafficking: Nigeria On US Watch List Nigeria is placed on the Tier 2 Watch List because of the continued significant complicity of Nigerian security personnel in trafficking and the noticeable failure to address this complicity. According to…

Possible Traffickers arrested

This Day – Lagos An odd report from Bauchi in Northern Nigeria tells us that 13 women “invaded” a refugee camp in order to lure women and children into prostitution. The 13 were arrested with the help of – Women…

Deported prostitutes yearn to return

PM News Lagos Trafficking in women (and children) from Africa and Asia is a multi-million dollar business. According to this report Nigerian women who have been deported for prostitution from European countries long to return to their respective European bases….