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.
One in five women giving birth in Kenyan health facilities face disrespect and abuse, according to the latest figures released by the Kenyan Population Council. more
KC Sidi Sarro meets the women who are re-building their lives after being abused by their partners and families for being HIV positive. more
Emmanuel Chansa, Provincial AIDS Co-ordinator Advisor, revealed during a meeting of the Provincial AIDS Task Force that 68 girls at Chipata’s Hillside Girls High School in Zambia fell pregnant in the last two months of 2011. All of them were below the age of 16. more
For the first time, an alliance of young women from the Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, has been formed to focus on young women, their empowerment and promoting women’s leadership.
Emaweyesh Kassie, 19 year old from Gonder, Northern Ethiopia married when she was six. Here, she shares her experience. 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
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
Zimbabwe has joined the UN Africa Unite campaign to end all forms of violence against women under the theme: “Speak out, Climb up.”