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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 […]

Mauritius: Saving and changing lives

Mauritius: Saving and changing lives

By Sheistah Bundhoo Melrose, 25 April – “I came out of the Rehabilitation Youth Centre in 2017 after being condemned for three years given that I ran away from my parental home. I still remember the abuse I faced on the part of my step mother who always had a preference for her biological daughter. […]

April 27, 2018 Themes: Young Women | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Governance | Gender Justice

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

By  LuciaMakamure Johannesburg, 14 March: The 62nd Commission of the Status of Women (CSW62) is underway in New York under the banner “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas”. The annual conference comes hardly a week after International Women Day whose theme this year […]

March 14, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

International Women’s Month 2018

International Women’s Month 2018

Johannesburg, 5 March: March is a month of unprecedented #PressforProgress for Women’s Rights. 1 March marked the anniversary of the #SheDecides campaign. 8 March is International Women’s Day. The 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting at the UN in New York from 12 -23 March will focus on rural women with a sub-theme on gender […]

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 […]

New actors, new money, new conversations: A mapping of recent initiatives for women and girls

Introduction and background to new initiatives for women and girls Investing in women and girls as smart economics, a way to end poverty, is a favoured strategy in development. However, women’s organisations remain significantly more under-resourced. Thus AWID undertook research to find out if the new players could reach women’s organisations. Following an initial mapping […]

Africa Renewal: United Nations Department of Public Information

Africa Renewal May – July 2017 Global economy gravity pulling toward Africa is examined in this issue of Africa Renewal. The special feature is on saving our oceans – the threat of plastic as well as climate change. There are also articles on Africa’s digital rise and the internet. August – November 2017 The special […]

Youth women empowered_ The New Age

Youth women empowered_ The New Age

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Empowering women is a calling for go-getter_ Pretoria News

Empowering women is a calling for go-getter_ Pretoria News