Sexual violence

Press Release: “Hyena” Jail sentence is a failure to justice for women and girls in Africa

22nd Nov 2016 / Lilongwe – Malawi Women’s human rights organization alongside cultural and religious leaders from African countries currently meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi have condemned in the strongest terms the “lenient” sentence passed on a man arrested for knowingly sexually violating women and allegedly infecting  them with HIV-Aids. On Tuesday evening after the two-year […]

Zimbabwe workplaces unsafe for women

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has revealed that the country’s workplaces remain unsafe for female employees who are stalked by vices such as sexual harassment, job insecurity and lack of empowerment. In a study titled: “Future of Women at Work Initiative,” the ILO established that women are victims of unpaid work, low wage jobs and […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Sexual violence Programs: Gender Justice

An analysis of selected press coverage of violence against women: Appendix

An appendix to the Media Monitoring Project’s analysis of press coverage of violence against women with research undertaken by the University of the Orange Free State

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 […]

Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in East Africa

Violence against women and girls is disturbingly persistent and pervasive worldwide. Domestic violence affects one in three women worldwide, and is the greatest cause of morbidity in women and girls. It kills and injures more women and girls than anything else. Even though most of our Commonwealth member states have laws designed specifically to protect […]

A synopsis of SGBV in the print media

This report profiles findings of the study on sexual and gender based violence cases reported in the print media. The aim is to generate information that can be used in public education about the problem of violence against women in Uganda. The media plays a key role in creating awareness about the problem of gender […]

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  

Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]

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 […]