“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.”
Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and
When Kim*'s husband was diagnosed with HIV, he began to subject his wife to unrelenting emotional and physical abuse.
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
Windhoek — Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the greatest threats to achieving some of the United Nations M
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a
WHILE Namibia has put in place a strong legal framework to address the various forms of gender-based violence and sex
Reeva Steenkamp, the model and law graduate shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius, was statistically just one of three w
In a protest action organised by Avaaz.org and Sonke Gender Justice Network, gender equality activists from across Ca
The death of a 17-year-old girl in South Africa after she was gang raped has been condemned by female politicians of
Marching on Pretoria's Union Buildings in protest of marginalization and mistreatment under apartheid in 1956, 20,000
In Mozambique, as in many countries, gender violence remains a guarded secret.
The first Angolan conference on Women and Domestic Violence will happen on July 3 in Luanda, under the leadership of
The Minister of Works and Transport, Erkki Nghimtina, has called on the youth to condemn acts of violence agains
Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag
A small garage in Chitungwiza has become a centre of hope and rejuvenation for victims and perpetrators of gender bas
This report describes an alarming pattern of human rights violations by members of Angolan security forces against Co
Windhoek — About 100 people, of whom 56 were men, held a peaceful march to protest violence perpetrated against
Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.
The South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has called for Southern A
It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.
The United Nations (UN) has been slammed for its silence on Zimbabwe and the campaign of politically motivated rape,
35-year-old woman walked through a field in northern Mozambique, near where a group of teenage boys were undergoing t
As we were growing up, we used to hear a story about Nigerian immigration that best illustrated corruption in Africa:
IT IS widely accepted that strategies aimed at ending violence against women have to focus on perpetrators and surviv
Vulnerable women seeking advice and assistance at the Randburg Magistrate's Court during the 16 Days of Activism for
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
The prominence of violent crime, especially murder and rape, in Namibia is a matter of grave concern to the Inspector
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.
South Africa has been referred to as the global capital of rape.
Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.
Members from the Women of Zimbabwe of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) were indiscriminately beaten by police in Bulawayo yester
Although South Africa is the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to legalize gay marriage, it hasn't
South African law enforcement officials today said a new task force will be formed to address crimes against homosexu
The introduction of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP) in 2001 saw an upsurge in politically motivated rape
The Zambian government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have reiterated their commitment
University of Namibia students are participating in a range of activities to create awareness on the need to stamp ou
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
There would you go for assistance if you were the victim of rape?
South Africa's Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, has called on countries to renew their
There should be no impunity for the perpetrators of rape and it is important for Zimbabwe to set up a multi-sectoral
In an effort to help law enforcement agencies in southern Africa respond to gender-based violence effectively, the Un
President Hifikepunye Pohamba has expressed grave concern about the escalating incidence of violent crime against vul
Three alleged rape attempts were stopped by the border police in the northern Zaire province between the border of An