GENRE | GENDER

25-Aug-2021 to 18:15

S/African gov’t concerned about rising GBV, femicide case

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government on Wednesday said it had allocated US$1.5 billion towards the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide and appealed to men to help end the scourge in the country.

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09-Aug-2021 to 13:13

Women “in a new struggle” against gender discrimination - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday said South African women are involved “in a new struggle against gender discrimination,” thereby informing the country to “promoting the rights of women and girls in all aspects of life, including the economy.”

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08-Mar-2021 to 14:02

Ramaphosa hails women’s role in S/Africa’s Covid-19 fight

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, commending the role women have played in the country during the coronavirus pandemic in the past year.

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05-Feb-2021 to 15:05

S/Africa’s private sector launches fund to fight GBV, femicide

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s private sector and the donor community have pledged US$5 million after President Cyril Ramaphosa launched a private sector-led multi-sectoral Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund, APA learnt on Friday.

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01-Dec-2020 to 12:53

Botswana establishes special courts to handle GBV cases

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s special courts on gender-based violence (GBV) commenced sitting on Tuesday, with more than 200 cases to be heard over the next three months.

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26-Nov-2020 to 10:38

Eswatini develops GBV shelter guidelines

APA-Mbabane (Eswatini) — The Eswatini government has developed guidelines that will direct the country’s efforts in establishing shelter for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV), a senior official said on Thursday.

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25-Nov-2020 to 16:14

S/Africa: ‘Let’s fight GBV together’ – VP

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa kicked off this year’s campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) on Wednesday, with Deputy President David Mabuza appealing to his compatriots to unite in fighting the vice that costs the country US$2.9 billion annually.

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