Capitalizing on the strength we possess as women gives us the opportunity to prevail no matter how many obstacles our perpetrators put before us. Why?  Simply because we are everything they are not.

In Africa and in my country Cameroon, when we think of domestic abuse,...

It is no longer subtle, we see the roots of gender-based violence all around us — from the rigid gender norms we impose on young children in our communities and abroad, to the media messages that objectify women and glorify hyper masculinity, to the perceived jokes tha...

A few years back I started an NGO with the very basic mission to open the conversation on the very delicate, and unfortunately tabooed topic, of childhood sexual abuse within the African contexts. Of course, the mission of Le Projet Ecoute expended as the NGO did in th...

One of the most apparent mechanisms of gender based violence lies in the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings, which is rising with approximately 700,000 women and children being trafficked every year . More precisely, “severe forms of trafficking in persons” are...

Humanity is currently witnessing the largest refugee crisis after the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of persecuted people, the majority of them refugees fleeing war, are desperately trying to reach the ‘safety’ of ΕU.   The number of people forcibly displaced...

Gender-based violence [GBV] and 'violence against women' are terms that are often used interchangeably as the most recorded gender-based violence is perpetrated by men on women and girls. With this in mind, we must consider the 'gender-based' notion which highlights th...

We are in the midst of the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It began Nov. 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — and will conclude Dec. 10 — Human Rights Day. During these 16 days, the U.N. seeks to...

The 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Passionate about this cause Aminata Wurie (SDP) and Romy Wail (COSCA), are inviting you to participate in our 16 days of activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence whi...

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