16-Oct-2019 to 19:29

SA sets aside $74mn to fight GBV, graft

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola on Wednesday said that his ministry had set aside $74 million to spend in its fight against gender based violence and corruption, with GBV getting the lion’s share of $67 million in the budget.

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11-Oct-2019 to 08:41

Malawian to represent east, southern Africa at UN commemorations of girl child

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawian national Cecelia Chihana has been chosen to speak on behalf of girls from eastern and southern Africa at the International Day of the Girl Child to take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday.

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28-Sep-2019 to 02:45

Thousands demand end to GBV in S/Africa protest march

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Thousands of South African civil servants took to the streets to denounce and demand an end to the country’s pervasive gender based violence (GBV) in Pretoria on Friday.

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20-Sep-2019 to 13:44

S/African gov't applauds heavy sentence against Nigerian human trafficker

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government on Friday welcomes the hefty sentence imposed on convicted Nigerian national Ediozi Odi for alleged human trafficking.

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06-Sep-2019 to 07:45

Harsher sentences await GBV offenders – Ramaphosa

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Sexual attack cases in South Africa which have been closed or not properly investigated in the past should be reviewed with the aim of imposing harsher sentences on the perpetrators of such gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged in Cape Town on Thursday.

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01-Sep-2019 to 10:23

Minister urges S/African judiciary to protect women

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African justice system should do more to protect women who are the main victims of gender-based violence and discriminatory laws in the country, a senior official has said.

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16-Aug-2019 to 21:56

Speak with one voice, Kenyatta urges African women leaders

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday challenged African women leaders to unite in the development of common positions and advocacy for the empowerment of women and girls.

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