GENRE | GENDER

06-Nov-2019 to 15:10

Mauritania: OHCHR hails rapist conviction

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has described the conviction of a rapist in Mauritania as “encouraging,” considering the local context, a statement released Wednesday in Nouakchott said.

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29-Oct-2019 to 23:31

Stop treating women as sex objects, Ramaphosa warns SA men

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has advised his fellow men in the country to stop treating women as sex objects or toys.

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29-Oct-2019 to 15:09

S/African gov’t places women at heart of economic activity – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government regards businesswomen to be at the heart of the country’s economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.

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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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