Key Correspondents report on gender and development by documenting what life is like for women facing domestic violence, some of whom are also living with HIV, TB and other health issues. Stories range from the rights of women rebuilding their lives and their health after suffering violence to mothers who have experienced and overcome stigma and abandonment after developing maternal health complications during childbirth such as fistula.
Key Correspondents also highlight the connection between human rights and health by documenting the impact violence and discrimination have on LGBT by telling individual stories of struggle and empowerment and by documenting grass roots campaigns and community action.
Many men report being battered and abused by women in their homes and many more are silent when they are beaten, denied sex and robbed of their property, says Paul Tentena the coordinator of Coalition Against Men Persecution (CAMP) a … more
As the eyes of the world turn to the issue of gender based violence now is a great time to post stories on this topic. more
Uganda’s government should ‘empower girls’ to improve the social and economic status of women, according to an International Women’s Day address by Woman Members of Parliament. more
This week has been an interesting one for me. Being a volunteer at the District Aids taskforce of Choma in Zambia I have had the privilege to be involved in community outreach programmes. more
In rural Buhera, about 300 kilometres southeast of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, many women face domestic violence and say that hunger is fuelling the situation. more
The Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe has said there is a need to change the mindset of men the world over so as to stop violence and rape against women. more
“We are satisfied with the outcome of the recommendations as they speak to the immediate and long term solutions. We are also satisfied with the openness – talking [about] all aspect of rape and sexual violence – and I think for me it’s important that we have broken the culture of silence, especially among women.” more
When the Domestic Violence Act came into being in 2007 it was held as one of the most progressive laws for the advancement of women in the fight against domestic violence in Zimbabwe. more