Women in Qatar have complained of being “treated as children”, as a new report reveals the extent to which male guardianship laws restrict their ability to receive gynaecological exams and travel overseas. Women who spoke to Human Rights Watch said medical staff would need their husband or male guardian’s permission[…]
Germany and Finland say they have repatriated 23 of their nationals, women and children from Syria, some of whom were under criminal investigation for allegedly belonging to the ISIL (ISIS) group. “I am very relieved that we were able to repatriate another 12 children and three mothers from camps in[…]
Cape Judge President John Hlophe says he supports the call for the establishment of priority courts in prosecuting cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). He was speaking during a meeting with gender activists and ANC Women’s League members in Cape Town to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is engaging in numerous initiatives to economically empower women as part of its programme to rid the country if gender-based violence. South Africa begins 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and femicide and also marks the beginning of five days of mourning for[…]
South Africa Women Fight Back has roped in police stations in key cities in South Africa, during the launch of its campaign in commemoration of the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) which runs from 25 November to 10 December. Founder Bronwyn Litkey spoke to VOC’s Breakfast[…]
South Africa could by the end of this year implement tough new laws to fight gender-based violence and femicide. Earlier this year, Cabinet approved the submission of three key Bills designed to fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these crimes to evade justice. The three Bills are, the[…]
Unions in southern Africa have highlighted the devastating effects of Covid-19 on workers, saying the livelihoods of almost 70% of workers in the region have been severed. A study conducted by the Southern African Trade Union Co-ordinating Council has affirmed that across the countries surveyed, wages and livelihoods have been[…]
I think it is time to take the Moulana Dawood Sampson debate to a different level. We have all had our outrage, our evaluations of the impact of his words, and the extent of rebuke by his peers among the clergy. The strategic question, now with just a few days[…]
“The bottom line is that Maulana’s comments were the catalyst for discussion which is incredibly healthy because often times Gender-Based Violence is ignored. The fact that the community is talking about it, whether negatively or positively, opens new doors for engagement over an issue that is a huge one in[…]
PRESS RELEASE Letter of Apology TO: All Islamic Bodies, Respected Uluma, woman’s rights groups, my community, family, friends, and all concerned citizens. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu I address you in the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. It is with deep regret and humility that I address[…]
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