GBV

South Africa: My walls witnessed my murder

South Africa: My walls witnessed my murder

by Zani Kutumela Home alone within the high walls I built to confine myself, Today they detain me and shield my perpetrator as he executes his plan and devour me, Most pleased to see him again, my walls lower their guard and salute him into my safety, For he is known to them as my […]

Zimbabwe: Ministry of Gender and Youths: Sexual & Reproductive Rights (SRHR) including GBV,HIV and AIDS-Zhombe and Silobela Community

The Ministry came with this project to improve the health quality of people in the areas of Zhombe and Silobela. Its purpose was mostly to empower youth to access health facilities on the issues that has to do with SRHR, GBV, HIV and AIDS. The people of Silobela and Zhombe were ignorant in those issues […]

August 1, 2018 Themes: GBV | Health | Reproductive health Programs: Protocol @ work

ZAMBIA – ZAMBIAN BRIDGE TO INCLUSIVE LIVING

Communication is key to development in any society. It is a common scenario that there is always language or communication barrier between the general population and the deaf. Many times when there is an issue involving deaf women, especially cases of Gender Based Violence communication becomes a big challenge. Even among family members where a […]

July 20, 2018 Themes: Education | GBV | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Zambia – Zambia Police

Sensitization is a good practice in the sense that Zambia Police Victim Support Unit officers are being involved in the sensitization campaign. The Victim Support Unit strongly fights for the rights of the voiceless and the victims of gender-based violence (GBV), by ensuring that the victims themselves even know that they are not neglected but […]

July 20, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana:Kasane Police-Prevention of GBV through Education

Kasane police provides a project which promotes the rights of people and denounces abuse. Also the Botswana police service ensures privacy and confidentiality when dealing with gender issues or the reported cases. The main agenda of the project is to protect the victims, perpetrators of gender based violence and their property. Peace maintenance and ensuring […]

July 19, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Kesegofetse Keitumetse

EMPOWERING WOMEN, SPEAKING AGAINST GBV Ms Keitumetse works as a gender focal person in the Kasane Police Force.She is also a counselor, motivationalspeaker and mentor. Trained as a gender focal person and peer supporter, she addresses issues of gender in the work place and her community. She often teams up with the stakeholders to conduct […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | GBV Programs: Protocol @ work

Inheritance: A driver of Domestic violence in Lesotho

Inheritance: A driver of Domestic violence in Lesotho

By Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru, 22 June: In Lesotho women are subjected to plenty of injustices with regard to inheritance as shown by the stories below: Two elderly twins who were in a polygamous marriage have been disposed of their late husband’s property by their step-son who was born of a younger sister wife. The elderly […]

June 26, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender based violence

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 6 June 2018:The link between Gender Based violence (GBV) and HIV and AIDS remains one of the issues that are not given much attention in South Africa, even though it continues to increase women’s vulnerability to HIV by making it difficult to set the terms of equal relationship. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi […]

June 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Violence | HIV/AIDS

Lesotho : Living in fear in my own space

Lesotho : Living in fear in my own space

By Ntolo Lekau Maseru, 17 May : I was shuttered, hopeless and lonely as I had always thought I was the only one who experienced and still experiencing so much pain in my life. I lost my self-esteem, gave up on life as I was not seeing anything working until the day I was invited to […]

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]