Child Abuse

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. The Home welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

A case study analysing the media coverage of the ‘Baby Tsepang’ rape case

Prepared by the Media Monitoring Project for Gender Links, based on the brief to specifically analyse the way in which key factors in the case were represented by the press and to identify themes emerging from the case. Many questions about the role of the media in this case were raised. The case study perpetuates […]

Everyday heroes: Building a caring society together

This series of engaging and educational cartoon stories raises awareness of the Victim Empowerment Programme. The booklet consists of six episodes: Episode 1 Domestic Violence Episode 2: human Trafficking Episode 3: Abuse of persons with disabilities Episode 4: Abuse of older persons Episode 5: Sexual abuse Episode 6: Child sexual abuse  

A baseline study on violence against women in Zambia

The study sought to generate baseline data to contribute to the formulation of policy and programmes for the prevention of violence against women and improve government response to pre-violence risk reduction measures and post-violence relief. The main objectives of the study were to measure and analyse the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and experiences of people on […]

Child marriages endless in Lesotho_Informative Newspaper (BAM MEDIA)

Name of article: Child marriages endless in Lesotho Name of publication: Informative Newspaper (BAM MEDIA) Country: Lesotho Theme: Child Abuse Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. My article titled ‘Child Marriages endless […]

Tales of the Abuse of the Girl Child_Sunday Standard_May 26 2016

Name of article: Tales of the Abuse of the Girl Child Name of Publication: Sunday Standard Country: Botswana Theme: Abuse Brief description of the work This is a narrative and situational piece about two young impressionable young girls who find themselves in a hard place having to make a decision regarding their safety and sexuality […]

Maurice: les femmes en première ligne

Maurice, 29 février: Quels que soient les problèmes sociaux, vous verrez que les femmes sont toujours en première ligne. Le dernier rapport de la Banque mondiale fait froid dans le dos. A tel point que je me demande si Maurice est un pays où il fait bon vivre lorsqu’on est femme. Dans ce rapport, le […]

République de Guinée : les mutilations génitales féminines sont toujours pratiquées malgré l’interdiction légale

République de Guinée : les mutilations génitales féminines sont toujours pratiquées malgré l’interdiction légale

Conakry, 15 février: En dépit du signal fort envoyé par les autorités guinéennes dans la lutte contre l’excision, la situation reste préoccupante en République de Guinée avec un taux de prévalence de 97 % chez les filles et les femmes de 15 à 49 ans. Les mutilations génitales féminines et l’excision, qui affectent chaque année […]