16 Days of Activism Newsletter 27 November 2014


Date: November 27, 2014
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Education and employment to curb GBV – Stop the cycle of violence
27 November 2014
Table of contents

News and Opinion

Informations et opinions
Côte d’Ivoire: Des niveaux élevés de violence de genre persistent

NotÁ­cias e Opinião
Moçambique: Assédio perpetua um ciclo de violência

I Stories – First hand accounts
Lesotho: Abused by my own flesh and blood
Zambia: I was abused by my husband and his family
Botswana: I was abducted for two days and raped

Questions of the day

Cyber dialogues / Google hangouts

Key Facts

GBV Indicators

16 Days of Activism

 

Country events
16 Days Events – schedules

Click on the country name to view the country schedule for the 16 Days of Activism

Botswana

Lesotho

Madagascar

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

South Africa

Swaziland

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 


 

 

 

News and Opinion
Mozambique: Harassment perpetuates a cycle of violence

Mozambique, 27 November: As we commemorate Sixteen Days of Activism, it is important to consider all the forms of violence that women and girls are subject to and how these forms fundamentally effect their access to education, employment and the economy. This disempowerment perpetuates gender inequality and … Read more

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Informations et opinions
Côte d’Ivoire: Des niveaux élevés de violence de genre persistent

Abijan, 27 novembre: La violence basée sur le genre est présente dans tous les pays d’Afrique et la Côte d’Ivoire n’en est pas épargnée. Comme le souligne Á  juste titre Anne Désirée Ouloto, ministre ivoirienne de la Solidarité, de la Famille et de la Femme, la Côte d’Ivoire enregistre quotidiennement plus de deux viols et trois incidents de violence domestique qui sont… Read more

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NotÁ­cias e Opinião
Moçambique: Assédio perpetua um ciclo de violência

Maputo, 27 de novembro: Ao comemorarmos Dezasseis Dias de Activismo, é importante considerar todas as formas de violência que as mulheres e as raparigas estão sujeitas e como essas formas tem fundamentalmente efeito no seu acesso Á  educação, ao emprego e Á  economia. Este desempoderamento … Read more

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I Stories – First hand accounts
Lesotho: Abused by my own flesh and blood

*Trigger warning: Violence*I am a single woman but I was married and I parted ways with my husband as we had our own issues and I had to return to my family. I moved in with my mother and my brother and my mother passed on , after her death my brother changed and told me that I should go back to my husband…. Read more

Zambia: I was abused by my husband and his family

*Trigger warning: Violence* I am a 36 year old writer, radio broadcaster and qualified journalist. I have two children, both born by Caesarean section because of the beating I received from my husband during pregnancy. This was my first marriage but my husband was a divorcee. He was older than me by about 10 or 12 years. … Read more

Botswana: I was abducted for two days and raped

*Trigger warning: Violence* My resolution for the New Year was to start my tertiary education. Then tragedy struck. I was waiting at a bus stop to go to the village, but it took a long time to come. I became impatient so I got into a car that was waiting at the same stop. There was a passenger in the back of the car, a middle aged man whose face looked innocent. He was cheerful and friendly. … Read more

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Questions of the day
Education and employment to curb GBV

27 November

Is enough being done to stop harassment in schools and workplaces?

Cyber dialogues / Google hangouts

Wednesday 26 November
Cyber dialogue on economic empowerment and GBV: 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)
Join the cyber dialogues

Tuesday 2 December
Google hangout on femicide, police data and the justice system: 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)
Join the hangout

Friday 5 December
Cyber dialogue: Diverse sexuality and gender identities. Embrace diversity: 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)|
Join the cyber dialogues

Wednesday 10 December
Google hangout on human rights framework for post 2015 development agenda. What do we want? 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)
Join the hangout

Full schedule for the 16 Days

Key Facts
Gender based violence

GL has conducted Violence Against Women Baseline studies in six SADC countries (Botswana, Mauritius, four provinces of South Africa, four districts of Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe) and is currently rolling it out at national level in Zambia

Lifetime prevalence rates of GBV range from 25% (Mauritius) to 89% in the four districts of Zambia: Kitwe, Mansa, Kasama and Mazabuka.

Strong legislative frameworks exist in most countries but challenges remain around implementing laws and policies effectively.

GBV Indicators
Violence against women baseline research

The Violence Against Women (VAW) Baseline Study is a Southern African research project aimed at measuring the extent, drivers, effect, cost, prevention, protection, programmes and participation in the fight to rid our region of gender-based violence.

Click here to visit the website and view results of studies done in 6 countries.

 

16 Days of Activism
16 Days of Activism

Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women across the globe. … Read more

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