violence against women

JASS Southeast Asia’s Yit Sophorn explains how the young women are standing up to fight against rape and all forms of violence against women in Cambodia.
The dust is yet to settle in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe was re-elected for the eighth time amidst serious suspicions of widespread vote-rigging. For many the question is: What will happen next?
In this blog, Maggie Mapondera confronts some of the dangerous and disturbing myths and fairy tales that fuel the engines of a world driven by patriarchy and inequality, and a society that condones and perpetuates violence against women.
Linking up at the 20th African Union (AU) Summit, women’s rights lobbyists from across the continent called for an end to all forms of violence against women. At the Pan Africanism and African Renaissance Dialogue, young women issued a statement: “We want a future free of violence against women and girls at all levels and in all spaces.
Twenty-six women – Liberian and their visitors – several small children and a few men are pressed into the round, mud-walled hut.

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