Happy International Women’s Day from the MenEngage Alliance

“International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”– UN Women On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2019, the Alliance stands in solidarity […]

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Uber faces civil action in South Africa over Rape Cases

This month, February 2019, in South Africa four men, one an Uber driver, are in court on charges of rape. In 2016, four women reported that they had been gang-raped by their Uber driver and his accomplices in four separate incidents in the Randburg area of Johannesburg South Africa. Uber driver Elias Mankgane and his accomplices Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkhwanazi, who allegedly hid in the boot of the car when passengers were being picked up, have all pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, robbery, assault and rape. One of the survivors was allegedly raped in front of her partner. Another survivor has openly identified herself as Susan Dey, singer Tamara Dey’s mother.

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Engaging men to reduce and prevent gender-based violence

Don’t miss it! Engaging men to reduce and prevent gender-based violence, webinar hosted by the Learning Network on Feb. 26 from 9pm in the evening South African time Featured speakers include Dr. Katreena Scott and Baldev Mutta. Sign up below!  hThere are many Canadian projects and programs that work to engage men and boys to […]

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Its not just South Africa that suffers from high rates of Femicide

Its not just South Africa that suffers from high rates of Femicide Last year 148 women and girls were killed in Canada. 91% of the perpetrators were men. 53% of the victims were killed by their male partners and 13% by male family members – their father, brother or son. Indigenous Canadian women and girls […]

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Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, according to new UN report – women and girls remain the top form of trafficking in Southern Africa

The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases detected but also the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers. “The report was undertaken for a simple reason: if we want to succeed in confronting human trafficking […]

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Sierra Leone Declares National Emergency Over Rape of Young Girls

LONDON — Amid growing outrage over the rape of a 5-year-old girl, the president of Sierra Leone declared sexual violence a national emergency, vowing that sex with minors would be punishable by life in prison. Cases of rape and sexual abuse are spiraling up in the West African country, which is still reeling from a […]

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Its International Women’s Day – lets celebrate

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in […]

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Every moment we remain silent – we conspire against our women. Nelson Mandela. For every women and girl violently attacked, we reduce our humanity. For every woman forced to have unprotected sex because men demand this, we destroy dignity and pride. Every woman who has to sell her life for sex , we condemn to […]

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