Intimate partner violence

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 […]

No excuse for men getting away with murder

No excuse for men getting away with murder

By Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg, 24 May: On Sunday 28 May, women around South Africa will dress in black and wear red lipstick in honour of the women who have been brutally murdered in the name of love. Under the hashtag #GodCreatedWoman they are part of a new movement – “the All Black and Red […]

Zikhethele: use the law to end domestic violence

This book was written to empower women who are victims of domestic violence to use the Act and other legal options to protect themselves. Information about the law and legal rights is one of the first steps in empowering victims/survivors of domestic violence. The information in this booklet is intended to assist the survivors to […]

A summary of the combating of rape Act

A new law on rape called the combating of rape Act came on force in Namibia in June 2000. This law is one of the most progressive laws on rape in the world.

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 […]

Socio economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique

Gender violence causes harm to society and the state. This study presents the socio-economic costs of violence against women within the family and the society, with the aim of documenting the process of calculating those socio-economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique, producing recommendations that should be taken into account when planning, budgeting and […]

RAZANAMADY Razafindramora Claire – Madagascar

RAZANAMADY Razafindramora Claire – Madagascar

Claire raised her six children alone after she had been a victim of intimate partner violence for years. After she worked with Gender Links (GL), her life really changed. She gained theoretical knowledge and practical experience she had never thought she would ever have. The concept of gender is one of the things she learnt. Previously, she believed that when we talk about gender we refer to women, while gender is ultimately a concept related to the social construction, women are perceived as weak and passive and are associated with the domestic and private world, while men are seen as strong and enterprising in the public world.

The power of the pen-Action For Development Building Citizen’s Resilience in Promoting Violence Free Families and Communities in Apac and Oyam Districts

”The power of the pen” is a publication which highlights stories of people who may have lost hope in humanity without the intervention of ACFODE  through community-based initiatives that positively impacted their lives and encouraged them to persevere in the promotion of peace in their homes and communities.

Exploring access to justice through traditional mechanisms and the formal justice system for women who experience violence in Uganda

Violence against women is a serious problem in Uganda. Nearly 60 percent of women have ever experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner. While there have been a number of studies on the prevalence, causes, effects and forms of violence, there has been much less attention paid to examining survivors access to justice […]

Report on the study on the socio-economic implications of violence against women in Botswana

This report was commissioned by the Government of Botswana in 1998. This publication includes the methodology and literature review as well as the survey findings which include the nature of violence against women, the economic impact and perceptions and causes of violence. Key issues are identified and recommendations provided.