October 23



October 22

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Cheers for a Hero [column]

    HRW

    In a move that will surely draw a collective cheer from thousands of women whose lives have been destroyed by brutal sexual violence, the European Parliament announced that... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Congo Doctor Denis Mukwege Wins Europe's Top Human Rights Prize

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynaecologist who survived an attempt on his life in 2012 has won the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for helping victims of sexual violence... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: EU Human Rights Prize for Congolese Doctor

    Deutsche Welle

    European lawmakers have awarded Denis Mukwege the Sakharov prize for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more »

  • Ethiopia: USAID Livestock Program Helps Empower Ethiopian Women [document]

    State Department

    As part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project seeks to... Read more »

  • Uganda: Teenage Mothers Make Us Laughing Stock - Janet

    Observer

    It takes the dilemma of a 19-year-old mother in Mukono to bring home the hard realities of teenage pregnancy, which were the focus of this year's World Safe Motherhood day. Read more »

  • Nigeria: 'U.S. Committed to Release of Chibok Girls'

    Daily Trust

    The United States says it is committed to the safe release of the Chibok schoolgirls held by Boko Haram sect since April. Read more »

  • Africa: Vengeance is Falcons' Battle Cry Against South Africa

    This Day

    Nigeria's Super Falcons will this evening at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia confront South Africa's Banyana Banyana in one the semi final clashes of the ongoing 9th... Read more »

  • South Africa/Nigeria: Banyana Banyana Go Down Fighting

    SAFA

    Banyana Banyana went down 2-1 to the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the semi-final match of the 9th edition of the African Women's Championship on Wednesday afternoon, 22 October, at... Read more »

  • Namibia: Politician's Son Accused of Raping Woman

    New Era

    The son of a northern businessman and constituency councillor has repeatedly pleaded with a young woman he allegedly raped to forgive him and not pursue the matter further with the... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Women Who Cleaned Khayelitsha's Toilets

    The Daily Vox

    Four months ago Nwabisa Tikana, Zodwa Mgcwaba and Nozuko Thabatha were janitors in Khayelitsha, but now they are unemployed. If the Social Justice Coalition's (SJC) disquieting... Read more »

  • Zambia: Hundreds of Church-Goers Respond to Domestic Violence Campaign

    ACNS

    A campaign to tackle domestic violence set up by the Anglican mission agency Us (formerly USPG) has touched the hearts of church-goers in Britain and Ireland. Read more »

  • Liberia: Married Woman Attempts Suicide

    Inquirer

    A married woman believed to be in her early thirties last Monday morning swallowed a whole cup of hair relaxer after observing a text message in her husband's (name withheld) phone... Read more »

  • Angola: Handball - Three Newcomers Mark Women's Team for Pre-Olympics

    ANGOP

    The handball players Ngalula kankas from ASA team, Elga Quimeia and Ivete Simão, both from Progresso do Sambizanga team are among the 25 pre-convened athletes for the senior... Read more »

  • Kenya: Uasin Gishu County - Where No Young Girl Is Safe

    The Star

    Irate residents of Soy sub county in Uasin Gishu last week frog-matched a Kenya Defense Force (KDF) officer for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old niece. The young girl is said to... Read more »

  • Kenya: Deliver in Hospitals, Dado to Tana River Women

    The Star

    Tana River women have been urged to deliver in hospitals to reduce maternal mortality. Read more »

  • Kenya: Wife Beating On the Rise, Says Mywo

    The Star

    Domestic violence in Machakos county is rising, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation has said. Read more »

  • Kenya: Tenders Flawed - Women's Rep

    The Star

    MIGORI Women's representative Dennitah Ghati has faulted the county government's tendering process. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Pinnick, Glo Urge Falcons to Beat Banyana Banyana

    This Day

    Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, and sponsor of all the national teams, Globacom, have charged the Super Falcons to play with all their heart when... Read more »

  • Kenya: Ongwae Warns Men Against Twilight Girls

    The Star

    MEN who hire sex workers in Kisii county will be arrested and prosecuted, Governor James Ongwae has said. He said many young girls engage in sex work for their livelihood. "This... Read more »

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