U.S. Embassy - 80 Million Nigerian Women Suffer Gender Violence

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill, Sexual Offences bill and other anti-discriminatory bills before the expiration of the 7th assembly. more»


Women's Empowerment 'Key to Stopping Violence'

Only a radical shift in approaches to end gender violence will bring about change, says Gender Links, a South African based non-governmental organisation that promotes gender equality across the 15 countries in southern Africa. more»

Campaign Seeks One Million Men to End Gender Based Violence

Today, as around the world 16 days of activism against gender based violence begins, many Kenyans are asking if the campaign is likely to help eliminate this issue that contributes highly to new HIV infections. more»


End the Silence, Speak Out Against Violence

President Jacob Zuma has encouraged those suffering from abuse and violence to end the silence and speak out. "We should remind those suffering abuse and violence that [the] silence must end. Women and children who are victims of abuse must speak out. more»


MFA Seeks to Evacuate 16 Kenyan Women From Libya

The Foreign Affairs Ministry says it will evacuate 16 Kenyan women who have been stranded at the former Kenyan embassy in Libya for the past two weeks. more»

Engage, Enhance and Empower - Research That Makes a Difference for African Women

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) specifically targets women smallholder farmers as agents of change. more»

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