Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

A U.N. report revealed that 87,000 women were murdered last year, and over half were killed by intimate partners or family members – and Africa is the continent where women are at the greatest risk of being murdered by a partner or family member.  The most dangerous place for women is in their own homes, […]

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As Fathers, We Must Commit to Dismantling the Patriarchy

White men, many of them fathers, have viciously held onto power but have not used it to make things OK for most people. It is time to dismantle that structure. Providers, protectors, patriarchs—these dad archetypes have set some of our expectations for fathers, but such a notion of fatherhood hasn’t kept up with the times. As […]

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Boris Johnson’s recent controversies is not linked to just the Tory party – violence against women is an epidemic

We’ve read a lot about what the video of Tory MP Mark Field and the climate change protester apparently shows. Some suggest the footage shows a heroic man intervening in a potentially life-threatening situation. Others – women, mostly – see something different. They see the familiar face of an angry man, taking out his aggression on […]

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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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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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