Category Archives: Women’s Rights

Mugabe,the feminist?

– By Farai Sevenzo Letter from Africa Image copyrightAFPImage captionMany women in Africa are forced to have illegal abortions Letter [...]

Aid worker raped in South Sudan refuses to leave

Megan Nobert’s traumatic experience has drawn attention to sexual violence in the aid community. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reu [...]

Carter Centre covers sexual violence cases against staff in South Sudan

By Anna Leach and Sandra Laville Like other victims, Sarah Pierce – who was assaulted by a fellow aid worker in South Sudan – says [...]

Where are the women African leaders?

Gender Parity By Donald Armbrecht Progress towards closing the gender gap in politics has been slow, according to data accumulated by UN Wom [...]

UK Prostitution Money Builds Mansions in Zimbabwe

By Staff Reporter When famous journalist Leonard (name changed to protect his family) shot himself to death recently, many of his colleagues [...]

Rape crime is killing Indian tourism

By Staff Reporter ©Reuters A Calcutta police officer escorts two men accused over the alleged rape of a Japanese tourist India’s tourism [...]

“I killed over 40 women”-Brazilian serial killer

By Staff Reporter Brazilian police have arrested a man who has confessed to the killing of 42 people over the last decade in the city of Rio [...]

Mini-skirt march exposes Kenya?

By Staff Reporter ‘A woman has the right to dress the way she sees fit,’ protesters proclaim, but many argue that ‘scantily clad’ wo [...]

“Am I Not A Mother?” – Zimbabwean Birth Stories

By Staff Reporter OPINION I have not written much this year but I come back with exciting news and a refreshed mind and focus. My previous p [...]

Oscar Pistorius’s Brother Allegedly Tampered With Athlete’s Phone

By Staff Reporter     Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s brother, Carl, allegedly tampered with the athlete’s cellphone in the days after P [...]

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

By Staff Reporter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1DfpuTHGYg ©AFP Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympic and Paralympic star, faces pos [...]

“Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of premeditated murder”-Judge

By Staff Reporter It is possible that he will be found guilty of other lesser charges. The state will appeal the judgement The judge decided [...]

Ebola kills more women than men ?

By Staff Reporter Studies show that infectious disease often affects one gender more than another — but that knowledge isn’t bei [...]

The Boko Haram menace

 A Siege of Fear By Staff Reporter  Boko Haram  A VOA Special Report Carnage and mayhem are part of the fabric of daily life in northern [...]

al Shabaab assassinates Somalian Musician MP

By Staff Reporter Saado Ali Warsame, who spent much of the civil war in the US, continued to perform after becoming an MP Popular Somali mus [...]

UN Chief welcomes AU declaration of “2016 African Year of Human Rights” with focus on “Rights of Women”

By Staff Reporter Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. UN Photo/Eskinder [...]

Salwa Bugaighis, Libyan human rights activist, shot dead in Benghazi

By Staff Reporter Lawyer who took part in revolution that overthrew Gaddafi is killed on the same day she voted in country’s general e [...]

Sudan death row woman Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested

By Staff Reporter Ibrahim arrested with husband and two children at Khartoum airport one day after she was released on orders of appeal cour [...]

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in northeast Nigeria

By Staff Reporter MAIDUGURI, June 24- Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in [...]

Sudan death sentence woman ‘freed’

By Staff Reporter Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a baby daughter in prison A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic fait [...]

Boko Haram targets Nigerian World Cup viewers in latest blast

By Staff Reporter Viewers were watching Brazil v Mexico match on public screens No group has accepted or claimed responsibility yet but exp [...]

Boko Haram ‘kidnaps 20 more women’ from village near site of Chibok schoolgirl abduction

By Staff Reporter Militants believed to be from the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have kidnapped 20 women from a settlement near the t [...]

Rape ‘routine’ in DR Congo prisons

By Staff Reporter Freedom From Torture says rape is being used to intimidate women Security officials “routinely” rape women in [...]

When a sitting President alleges vote rigging-Malawi

‪#‎MalawiVote2014‬ Full statement by President Joyce Banda alleging that Elections have been rigged My Fellow Malawians I wish to than [...]

West Africa declares war on Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter French President Francois Hollande (C) poses for a familly photo with (LtoR) Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hag [...]

Dictator Swaziland King’s personal budget boosted to $61million for 2014

By Staff Reporter Swaziland‘s King Mswati III accompanied by his wife greets staff of the Taj Hotel on May 11, 2013 in Cape Town, Sout [...]

Sudanese woman is given death penalty for marrying a Christian

By Staff Reporter Amnesty International joins condemnation of death penalty for Sudanese doctor found guilty of ‘apostasy’ for m [...]

Oscar Pistorius a psychiatric patient?

By Staff Reporter Trial delayed as judge agrees to prosecution’s request after defence witness’s testimony about defendant’ [...]

US deploys surveillance aircraft as Boko Haram offers to release 200 girls in exchange for incarcerated”martyrs”

By Staff Reporter Kidnapped schoolgirls are seen at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian [...]

Nigeria kidnapped girls ‘shown’ in new Boko Haram video

By Staff Reporter The BBC’s John Simpson says the video, which shows more than 100 girls in hijabs, could be the first step in a negot [...]

Nigerian army surrounds Boko Haram hideouts to rescue abducted girls

By Staff Reporter  Nigeria’s military said it has tracked down and surrounded the location, where over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted [...]
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