“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Vulnerable women seeking advice and assistance at the Randburg Magistrate's Court during the 16 Days of Activism for
Seventeen young women arrived in Durban to ensure that decisions made at the 17th Conference of the Parties on climat
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the global 16 days of activism on gender violence campaign, and a decade of t
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
When Linda*, 16, entered into an agreement with her well respected 40-year-old teacher to exchange sex for good grade
African women who bear the brunt of the continent's conflicts now demand to play a defining role in peacekeeping.
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in Zimbabwe are routinely arrested, unlawfully detained and subjected to ill-tre
Ratification of the protocol to the African Charter on Human Rights and People's Rights of Women in Africa, 2003
The prominence of violent crime, especially murder and rape, in Namibia is a matter of grave concern to the Inspector
In August of every year South Africa stages Gender Equality Month.
Ritual killings and human sacrifice happen in many, if not all countries in Africa.
The Research Advocacy Unit (RAU) has attacked government for failing to enact laws that criminalise politically-motiv
Women are particularly good at building peace and creating social change.
Zimbabwe is a fragile state.
South Africa has been referred to as the global capital of rape.
Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has reiterated the need for extra measures
Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.
By next week, Goodluck Jonathan would have assumed a fresh presidency that is completely his, and one of his first jo
Political parties should be forced, through changes in legislation, to bring more women into government.
Come rain or shine, single mother of five, Sylvia Mathebula,* can be found selling fruit and cigarettes at the roadsi
The ministers in charge of gender equality in the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in Luanda, reaffirme
Members from the Women of Zimbabwe of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) were indiscriminately beaten by police in Bulawayo yester
The experts from various countries are preparing as from Tuesday in Luanda the documents to be discussed and approved
Although South Africa is the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to legalize gay marriage, it hasn't
Chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula called on Friday for a quota system to improve women's representation in the pu
South African law enforcement officials today said a new task force will be formed to address crimes against homosexu
President Banda says Zambia is committed to domesticating international instruments on the rights of women and childr
Zimbabwe has signed key international and regional instruments designed to empower women and eliminate discrimination
The introduction of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP) in 2001 saw an upsurge in politically motivated rape
The Federation of African Media Women in Zimbabwe (FAMWZ) says there is lack of gender sensitivity in Zimbabwean medi
The Zambian government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have reiterated their commitment
More than 100 female business and political leaders gathered in Harare for a three-day international conference on &q
African women from more than 12 countries in the region will from today meet in Harare and deliberate on ways to acce
University of Namibia students are participating in a range of activities to create awareness on the need to stamp ou
As a number of Southern African countries prepare for local and national elections, the second annual Gender Justice
International human rights group, Amnesty International, this week called for police to refrain from violating the ri
"Women in Zimbabwe are largely seen as a huge demographic to be exploited by politicians who seek our support,&q
The Namibia National Women's Organisation (Nanawo) has expressed serious concern over the Libyan situation and condem
Black women continued to be marginalised despite South Africa's Constitution being among the most progressive in the
Police in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, disrupted meetings and marches observing International Women's Day, detaining a speaker
The women of Zimbabwe have had varying experiences with national law enforcement agencies and many of them are unplea
A few weeks ago there was a revolution in Tunisia.
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
Police in Harare on Tuesday tried to block a peaceful demonstration by pressure group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA),
The secretary general of the ruling MPLA party, Julião Mateus Paulo "Dino Matross, asserted on Saturday h
There would you go for assistance if you were the victim of rape?
Media in Southern Africa still has a long way to go towards gender sensitive reporting in newsrooms, a study by Gende
The African women's movement, Monday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, submitted to the 16th African Union (AU) summit, a pr
Women constitute the majority of the population in Zimbabwe and often make up the bulk of participants at any rally o