18-May-2022 to 11:49

S/Africa co-chairs global meeting on women, peace and security

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, on Wednesday co-chaired the meeting of the Global Network of Focal Points on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 18-19 May.

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22-Mar-2022 to 12:44

Hellish existence for South Sudan women and girls - UN report

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict in South Sudan is being fueled by systemic impunity, a new report by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights reveals.

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14-Mar-2022 to 13:58

DRC: Improving adolescent and youth health services

APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) — Nineteen-year-old Armande* recalls her disastrous first visit to a health centre. “It was awful,” says the teen from Kongo Central, in western Democratic Republic of the Congo. “I was younger then and looking for information on HIV, and the nurse there made fun of me in front of everyone because of my age.”

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08-Mar-2022 to 16:01

IWD: Gambian feminists spiked by "petulant" Imam

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — As The Gambia joins the rest of the world to mark International Women's Day on March 8, local feminists have been up in arms against an imam who made a controversial comment about female judges of the shariah court.

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31-Jan-2022 to 13:32

Fighting GBV at Senegal's grassroots

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Though separated by 100 km, Aitta Kébé and Maimouna Tamba are fighting for the same cause. They are both Bajenu Gox, striving to ensure that Senegalese women and girls enjoy a life free from gender-based violence.

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29-Jan-2022 to 19:23

S/Africa: Ramaphosa approves three anti-GBV laws

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved three bills to become laws that the National Assembly considers as part of its legislative measures to strengthen South Africa’s response to rampant gender-based violence (GBV) in the country, APA learnt on Saturday.

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14-Dec-2021 to 11:44

S/Africa: Prioritise women, children’s safety during festive season – Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Police Service must prioritise the safety of women and children at all times, and especially during the upcoming festive season when the country usually witnesses a high crime rate nationwide, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said.

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