17-Aug-2022 to 13:31

S/Sudan officials on GBV victim empowerment visit to S/Africa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A South Sudan delegation is in South Africa on a social development-led study tour to learn from Pretoria on how it handled empowerment support to victims of gender-based violence, APA learnt on Wednesday.

Read more

16-Aug-2022 to 14:09

S/African minister urges concerted effort in GBV fight

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South Africa is commemorating Women’s Month in August but the daily accounts of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) will need everyone’s hands on deck to stop ‘the GBVF pandemic’, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

Read more

10-Aug-2022 to 10:30

Ramaphosa pays homage to S/Africa’s women

APA-Richmond (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa paid homage to late African National Congress deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte as he led South Africans to commemorate National Women’s Day on Tuesday.

Read more

02-Aug-2022 to 17:17

S/Africa: Failure to report sexual violence is illegal – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday reminded his compatriots that it is a crime not to report sexual offences to law enforcement officials in the country.

Read more

18-May-2022 to 11:49

S/Africa co-chairs global meeting on women, peace and security

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, on Wednesday co-chaired the meeting of the Global Network of Focal Points on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 18-19 May.

Read more

22-Mar-2022 to 12:44

Hellish existence for South Sudan women and girls - UN report

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict in South Sudan is being fueled by systemic impunity, a new report by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights reveals.

Read more

14-Mar-2022 to 13:58

DRC: Improving adolescent and youth health services

APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) — Nineteen-year-old Armande* recalls her disastrous first visit to a health centre. “It was awful,” says the teen from Kongo Central, in western Democratic Republic of the Congo. “I was younger then and looking for information on HIV, and the nurse there made fun of me in front of everyone because of my age.”

Read more