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Femicide: many countries around the world are making the killing of women a specific crime – here’s why it’s needed

      By Madhumita Pandey, Sheffield Hallam University     An average of five women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family, according to UN data. And often their murders are intrinsically linked to them being women. Some countries are now passing laws to specifically criminalise femicide – an extreme manifestation of gender-based violence. The first documented use of the term “femicide” was in […]

todayMay 15, 2024 10


Men urged to speak out against domestic abuse

  Although males are the most frequent offenders of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), they, too, endure violence from their partners and are reluctant to speak up for fear of being judged by the community. This was said by the chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development, and Family Affairs, Gothardt Kasuto, during a public hearing on the petition for Sexual and GBV and Femicide at Opuwo on […]

todayJanuary 22, 2024 2

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Selma Ikela and Ketemba Tjipepa Triumph in One Economy Foundation’s Inaugural Journalism Awards for Exposing Tragic Incident

In a recent announcement, Selma Ikela and Ketemba Tjipepa have emerged victorious in the field of journalism, securing the second runner-up position in the television category. The duo, with Selma hailing from One Africa Television, was recognized for their outstanding work in shedding light on a heartbreaking incident involving the murder of a 16-year-old pregnant girl in Okahandja. The gripping story, documented late last year, showcased the journalists' dedication to […]

todayJanuary 22, 2024 9