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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03-Nov-2020 to 10:46

Malawi: Female journalists protest against rising rape cases

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Female journalists in Malawi on Tuesday marched in the capital Lilongwe and second city Blantyre to protest against rising cases of sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence in the country.

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09-Oct-2020 to 13:20

Gender activists protest against bias in Malawi public appointments

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawian gender activists took to the streets on Friday to demand an equal stake between women and men in the governance of the country in a slap in the face for President Lazarus Chakwera who ascended to power more than three months ago on a promise of equality for all.

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08-Oct-2020 to 09:08

Malawi women to protest over discrimination in public appointments

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawian women have given notice of plans to stage protests on Friday against their alleged side lining from political and governance affairs, as the honeymoon for President Lazarus Chakwera appears to be fast coming to an end.

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