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Sexual violence and divorce increase in Bono Region-DOVVSU

Ms Beatrice Korsah, the Bono Regional Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) has expressed worry about the increasing cases of sexual...

Establish Rapid Response Centers to control domestic/sexual violence

The Centre for Migration and Africa Development (CEMDA), a non-governmental organisation has called for the establishment of Domestic /Sexual and Gender-based Violence Rapid Response...
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Passing romantic comments about women at work is violence – Lawyer

Ms Freda Aniwaah Boateng, the Group Head, Legal & Corporate Services, Alianz Ghana, says men passing sexual or romantic comments about women at...
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UN envoy voices concern over allegations of sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The UN secretary-general's special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, on Thursday expressed grave concern over serious allegations of sexual violence in...
Fatou Kinteh, Gambian Minister for Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General in Banjul

Gambia plans to launch national ‘NO MORE’ campaign against domestic violence

Fatou Kinteh, Gambian Minister for Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General in Banjul when she made her commitment on Human...
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Red Cross Marks Girl Child Day in the Central Region

The Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) has marked the annual Girl Child Day in Jukwa in the Central Region to create awareness on Pregnancy...
Jacinda Ardern

Ardern makes deal with Green Party to form New Zealand government

Despite having the numbers to govern alone, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern has opted to make a deal with the Green Party to form the...
Sexual Violence

Rescue victims of sexual violence – Community leaders charged

Mr Godfrey Ebo Arhin, a Senior Investigator at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Monday urged leaders in communities to...
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WHO urges safe reopening of schools in Africa amid COVID-19 risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged African countries to put solid COVID-19 prevention measures in place before embarking on reopening of learning...

Angelina Jolie asks for more funds for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence

Angelina Jolie, in her capacity as special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, on Friday called for more funds for survivors of...
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UN calls for accountability for crimes against women in Libya

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday reiterated its call for "accountability for crimes targeting women" in Libya. "Twenty five years following the...

Ghana needs short code for sexual violence complaints – Plan Ghana

Plan International Ghana, in partnership with Days for Girls, both child welfare advocacy non-governmental organisations, have called on Government to expedite the acquisition of...
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UN urges Somalia to eliminate conflict-related sexual violence

The UN on Friday called on Somalia to intensify efforts to eliminate conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) which is widespread in the Horn of African...
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Nigerian president urges end to violence against children

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration remained committed to protecting children from sexual violence, domestic abuse, and exploitation. While...

Nigeria: NSCDC launches Citizens’ Integrity unit to combat Sexual Violence

...Open BLACK BOOK for perpetrators The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps 'NSCDC' as at 14:58hr on Thursday had created Citizens' Integrity Unit across its...
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Celebrating Womanhood, the fight for Equality is on

Today, March 8 2020 is International Women's Day (IWD) a day dedicated to the celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of...
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African lawmakers urge action on sexual violence in urban slums

Lawmakers drawn from the Sub-Saharan Africa region on Wednesday urged governments to enforce punitive legislation and invest in awareness campaigns against sexual violence that...

UNFPA empowers market women on sexual violence

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has embarked on a campaign towards empowering women at the Agbogbloshie Market to report sexual and gender-based violence...

Women are an essential force for democratic systems – Director

Colonel Albert K. Dawohoso, Director of Training, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, (KAIPTC), has said equal representation of women in peace...

Brutal sexual violence on the rise in northern Unity region – UN report

A UN report released Friday highlights persistently high levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s northern Unity region, with at least 134 women and...

Security Officers in Somalia Trained in Sexual Violence Management

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday it has launched an intensive training program on conflict-related sexual violence for security officers in...

Increase Budget Allocation For DOVVSU To Carry Out Their Work – CDD-Ghana

The year 2018 has witnessed an increase in reportage on sexual misconduct cases involving school teachers and female students at different levels of our...

UN urges efforts to address sexual violence in South Sudan

Visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping operation Bintou Keita has called for concerted action to help address gender based violence (GBV) and conflict related...
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Increasing sexual violence in South Sudan renders thousands mentally unstable

Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling...

DR Congo reiterates commitment to fighting sexual violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaffirmed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in conflict with the launch of a Military Justice Book at...
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UN Swears In New Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, has been sworn in as the 9th United Nations Secretary-General at the UN headquarters in...
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Arab League ends ministerial conference on women and security

The League of Arab States and UN Women concluded the two-day first ministerial conference on “Women and Achieving Peace and Security in the Arab...
Government asked to safeguard Ghana from conflicts

Help Protect Ghana From Conflicts – Gov’t Told

“Although Ghana has not experienced the magnitude of conflict and civil wars that have destroyed neighbouring countries, we are of the view that it...
AFP / Chandan Khanna Victims and activists say criminalising marital rape in India would act as a powerful deterrent and go a long way to protecting women in their own homes

Marital rape taking toll in India

"He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when I was admitted sick to hospital," she told AFP, shuddering at the memory...

UN worried over Burundi nationals’ continuous escape

People continue to arrive in neighbouring countries, albeit in smaller numbers in recent weeks as it becomes harder to cross borders, UN spokesman Stephane...