Gender Justice

ESwatini: Engage men in the elimination of GBV

ESwatini: Engage men in the elimination of GBV

By Ncane Maziya, Mbabane, 11 December : “Sita ungamushayi, ungambulali umakwehlula mbuyisele ekhaya” (please don’t beat or kill her, if you had enough or tired of her take her back to her parental home) On 25 November which was the first day of the 16 Days of Activism, Times of Swaziland published a story  that […]

Zim: Do protection orders shield victims from GBV?

Zim: Do protection orders shield victims from GBV?

Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 9 December: IT was an emotional interview as 40-year-old Esnathy occasionally broke down as she narrated the story of her alleged abuse by her ex-husband. She started with a disclaimer. “I did not want this information to go public. This is because the man is very violent and would kill me once […]

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

By: Joel Headman These women have been making a living by selling small vegetable businesses they go very early in the morningand return home very  where the rapists get a chance to attack them. For the period January to June 2019 at least 3 women have been raped and murdered in Muriet County in Arusha […]

December 20, 2019 Themes: Employment | GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Violence

Mozambique: Uma prática que fragiliza a saúde da mulher

Mozambique: Uma prática que fragiliza a saúde da mulher

Rita Muianga De acordo com o estudo do IPAS Moçambique, em parceria com o Centro Internacional para a Saúde Reprodutiva (ICRH-M), realizado em 2018 e divulgado em Maio último na África Austral, uma em cada quatro mulheres grávidas faz aborto. Do total dos abortos, mais de um quarto são provavelmente inseguros. Em Moçambique, 13 por […]

Preconceitos afastam minorias sexuais da actividade desportiva

Preconceitos afastam minorias sexuais da actividade desportiva

By Alfredo Langa Moçambique apesar de ser considerado como um País com um ambiente seguro para as pessoas lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e transexuais, a comunidade LGBT ainda se queixa de ser vítima de preconceitos, situação que os coloca fora da prática das actividades desportivas, sobretudo, quando estas assumem a sua identidade sexual. Este facto leva […]

December 19, 2019 Themes: GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Violence | Human Rights

Ainda falta acesso a informações sobre o aborto seguro

Ainda falta acesso a informações sobre o aborto seguro

Passados três anos da legalização do aborto seguro, através da Lei nº 35/2014 de 31 de Dezembro, que aprova o Código Penal, as mulheres que, por alguma razão, necessitam desses serviços continuam a optar pelos meios clandestinos por falta de acesso a estes serviços. Por outro lado, apesar da acção levada a cabo pelas organizações […]

December 17, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Health

Lesotho: Unsafe abortions push up maternal mortality

Lesotho: Unsafe abortions push up maternal mortality

By Mohalenyane Phakela Maseru, 10 December: The community has called for free and easy accessibility of contraceptives in order to reduce the high rate of illegal and unsafe abortions which result in maternal deaths. Currently, emergency contraception for example costs around M70 at pharmacies which are mostly located in towns. Abortion in Lesotho is criminalised […]

Zimbabwe: Engage religious groups in fight for SRHR

Zimbabwe: Engage religious groups in fight for SRHR

By Wallace Mawire Harare, 5 December : Women and girls in Zimbabwe’s apostolic religious sects are beginning to embrace modern forms of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services which were previously shunned, thanks to intensified engagement and dialogue with the church communities by concerned stakeholders. The Apostolic Women Empowerment Trust (AWET) in Zimbabwe is one stakeholder […]

December 5, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Gays living openly despite homophobia

Zimbabwe: Gays living openly despite homophobia

By Jeffrey Moyo Chitungwiza ,5 December- Just two years ago, they used to be met with violence and resentment. Now, 27-year old Lucy Mthombeni and her 19-year old lover, Trish Musoko- a lesbian couple, move freely about in Chitungwiza, a dormitory town 25 kilometers south-west of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital. Before the ouster of Zimbabwe’s […]

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

By ANNE ROBI Dar es Salaam:, 4 December:Veronica Nchagwa is a 14-year old standard six girl in Tanzania. Despite being bright, she is likely to become a bride before she attains 18 years as her parents are planning to marry her off as soon as she finishes her Standard Seven education next year. “My parents […]