The DRC’s up-hill battle to fight gender-based violence

The continued use of sexual violence to terrorize women and girls in many countries across the globe, has continued despite many efforts in recent years to bring light to these horrendous gender-based crimes. Therefore women and girls remain trapped living in daily fear, as the numbers of rape victims continuously rises, becoming a common feature [...]

Reflections on Albertina Sisulu, other anti-apartheid icons

On- by-one, the apartheid fighters are passing on and according to Nelson Mandela in his speech to Nontsikelelo Albertino, the wife of Walter Sisulu, he could imagine Albertino meeting other comrades who had gone before her like her husband, former anti-apartheid politician Oliver Tambo and former activist Helen Joseph. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend [...]

Use your voice to save funding for children across the globe

Last month 6 countries announced new commitments to dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, as part of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. “The commitments build on the momentum of recent months, and prove that saving the lives of the most vulnerable can attract support at the highest levels,” says Ban Ki-moon, [...]

Women and Islam

On 9 December 2010 a Sudanese woman was the victim of 40 lashes by a police officer in execution of his duties. Her crime was wearing pants inside the traditional long dress covering the pants. An audience of male observers were laughing while the woman was crying in a public display of how Sharia Law [...]

Putting the spotlight on maternal health

Yesterday it was Mother’s day and for many it means getting Mom a card, some flowers or a gift that show her how much we care and appreciate all she has done to make us the people we are today. For mothers in developing countries it is also a day in which they most often [...]

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