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Kenya

Survivors unite, fearing a repeat of rape in upcoming Kenyan election

By Joyce J. Wangui/Guest blogger — July 18, 2017 Nairobi—In the violence that rocked Kenya following the disputed elections of 2007, the media reported hundreds of cases of sexualized violence. Jane’s was one of them. Read more on…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
19 Jul 2017

Uganda + 4 more

Africa’s famine may be setting the stage for a new HIV epidemic

By Chagmion Antoine No one should ever have to choose between starving to death and exposure to HIV, however millions of women and children struggling to survive in the drought-stricken countries of southern Africa aren’t being given…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
12 May 2017

Uganda + 1 more

Surviving the sexualized violence crisis in South Sudan

Bidibidi Camp, Uganda—Grace sits staring vacantly ahead, her hands tightly clasped in her lap. She is 16 years old but has a tiny frame that makes her look no older than 13. Underneath her checkered school…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
29 Mar 2017

Malawi

Single mothers in Malawi struggle to feed families as famine spreads

By Amanda Sperber/Guest Blogger — November 17, 2016 Zomba, Malawi— Mary Elias, of Laje village in Malawi’s southern Zomba district, speaks in metaphors. “We are carrying both water cans,” she says of the situation for single…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
21 Nov 2016

Somalia

How do you stop rape in a broken state? Somalia is giving it a try

The Somali Sexual Offenses Bill, due to go before the Somali federal government in early April, aims to address the narrow scope of existing legislation on sexualized violence in the country. The bill is being seen…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
25 Mar 2015

South Sudan

Rape is being used as tool of ethnic violence in South Sudan

In what experts are calling the single worst atrocity since fighting broke out in South Sudan last December, hundreds of men, women, and children were killed last month when rebels seized the northern oil town of…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
21 May 2014

South Africa

Women in South Africa are living in a war zone

This year has been especially horrific for the women of South Africa. On October 15, two little girls, aged 2 and 3, were found in a public toilet in Diepsloot, a settlement in the north of Johannesburg,…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Women's Media Center
Posted:
30 Oct 2013