#16 Days of Activism

  • Article: Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 1, 2020

    The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. Read more

  • Article: Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 23, 2020

    Campaigners are calling for tougher police action on violence against women. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Threatens Kenya’s Goal to End Female Genital Mutilation by 2022

    COVID-19 Threatens Kenya’s Goal to End Female Genital Mutilation by 2022

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 18, 2020

    School closures have reportedly led to “mass cuttings” involving hundreds of girls. Read more

  • Article: Over 4,500 Women Reported Missing in South Africa Between 2016 and 2019: Police Minister

    Over 4,500 Women Reported Missing in South Africa Between 2016 and 2019: Police Minister

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Jan. 22, 2020

    Gender-based violence is a profound problem in the country. Read more

  • Article: This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

    This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Dec. 4, 2019

    Her work tackles everything from HIV stigma, to breaking the silence around sexual violence. Read more

  • Article: Rhode Island Students With Lunch Debt Forced to Eat Cold Jelly Sandwiches

    Rhode Island Students With Lunch Debt Forced to Eat Cold Jelly Sandwiches

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 8, 2019

    Students in Warwick who have unpaid lunch debt can’t enjoy the same meals as their peers. Read more

  • Article: This South African Painter’s Art Lifts Up the Voices of Marginalised Women

    This South African Painter’s Art Lifts Up the Voices of Marginalised Women

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|April 1, 2019

    Kilmany-Jo Liversage’s work is a feminist protest against gender inequality and discrimination. Read more

  • Article: 16 Days of Activism Sees South Africans Unite to End Gender-Based Violence

    16 Days of Activism Sees South Africans Unite to End Gender-Based Violence

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 28, 2018

    The campaign launched on Sunday, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Read more