Gambia: Campaign for Women, Protection and Inclusion of the Disabled Intensifies in Lrr

Gambia: Campaign for Women, Protection and Inclusion of the Disabled Intensifies in Lrr
The launching of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was the core reason for a one-day meeting with stakeholders in the Lower River Region (LRR) organised recently in Pakalinding Village of Jarra West by the Women’s Bureau.

The UNSCR 1325 adopted thirteen years ago calls on member states to ensure greater participation and representation of women in decision-making processes within governance institutions and Continue reading


Zimbabwe: 14 Year-Old Spared Jail Over Abortion

A 14 year-old Masvingo school girl was last week spared jail after being convicted for illegally terminating a three months old pregnancy.

Masvingo magistrate, Dorothy Mwanyisa, sentenced the girl to 18 months in prison but suspended six months on condition she does not commit a similar crime over the next five years.

The court also commuted the remaining 12 months to 420 hours of Continue reading

Tanzania Must Stop Illegal Genital Mutilations – Charity

Campaigners against female genital mutilation are calling on the Tanzanian government to intervene to stop thousands of illegal circumcisions happening in the north of the country.

Around 5,000 girls risk being subjected to the ancient rite of passage in the Mara region this month – the traditional cutting season – according to the British charity FORWARD, which campaigns against FGM.

FGM, which causes a host of health problems and can Continue reading

Tanzania: Police Arrest 38 Women for Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzanian police have arrested 38 women for carrying out illegal genital cutting on a group of girls, a local mayor said Monday (December 16th).

The women were arrested Sunday as they performed a traditional dance around a house where police found 21 girls, aged from 3 to 15, who had recently undergone excision, AFP reported.

“As soon as I heard about it I sent the Continue reading


Our beloved Madiba, Nelson Mandela, has just died. With deep sadness we extend our condolences to Madiba’s family and all of South Africa. As much as we hoped this day would never come it has. Our hope is that Madiba rests in peace and that South Africa remains at peace.300px-MandelaStatue

At 95, we could not have hoped for much longer a life on this earth, and as prepared as we were, we still need him. And we always will. Even though his political days were well behind him, his presence prevailed as a Continue reading