#Gender Based Violence

  • Article: South African Women Just Stopped One of the Biggest Music Stars in Africa From Performing

    South African Women Just Stopped One of the Biggest Music Stars in Africa From Performing

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 21, 2019

    “Koffi Olomide has a documented history of committing violence directed at women.” Read more

  • Article: 6 Men Convicted in Brutal Rape & Murder of 8-Year-Old Girl

    6 Men Convicted in Brutal Rape & Murder of 8-Year-Old Girl

    By Daniele Selby|June 10, 2019

    “Unfortunately, a fair and swift trial in cases of sexual violence remains the exception.” Read more

  • Article: Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Human Rights Advocates

    Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Human Rights Advocates

    By Daniele Selby|June 6, 2019

    “We knew women and girls were being cut in Saudi Arabia but not to such a large extent.” Read more

  • Article: Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5

    Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|April 1, 2019

    "We were taught men were the leaders and God made women to be submissive." Read more

  • Article: Survivors Are Crucial to Ending Rape as a Weapon of War

    Survivors Are Crucial to Ending Rape as a Weapon of War

    From Stand Speak Rise Up|March 15, 2019

    Stand Speak Rise Up! is an international conference committed to ending sexual violence in conflict. Read more

  • Article: UK Government Recommits to Ending Breast-Ironing of Young Girls

    UK Government Recommits to Ending Breast-Ironing of Young Girls

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 13, 2019

    Experts says stopping the abusive practice will require legislation. Read more

  • Article: Emma Watson Just Shared an Anti-FGM Video You Need to See

    Emma Watson Just Shared an Anti-FGM Video You Need to See

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 8, 2019

    The charity made one of Watson’s “favourite campaign videos ever” — and you have to see it. Read more

  • Article: Women in Zimbabwe Are Wearing All Black to Protest Being Raped by the Military

    Women in Zimbabwe Are Wearing All Black to Protest Being Raped by the Military

    By Daniele Selby  and  Carmen Singer|Feb. 1, 2019

    Military personnel have reportedly used rape as a punishment following anti-government protests. Read more