Liberia’s effort to end domestic violence and the abuse of women’s rights is receiving major boost with the passionate and committed involvement of men— though often found at the center of these acts against women and girls. Some men are now very keen on being protectors rather than abusers of women’s rights (...)
Some people refer to her as a “brand’’, some as an international socialite’’ and others as “the iron lady,” Isha Johansen, is a household name in Sierra Leone, and the President of Sierra Leone’s Football Association and first ever female president of the Federation, and currently the only female FA President in the world. She has her own premier football club, making her one of two women in the world to own a national football club. FC Johansen was a project that started at the end of the country’s civil war in 2002 and was aimed at keeping young boys in school through football. Isha has literally won many hearts in Sierra Leone and physically worn many more hats. (...)
As thousands flee Central Africa Republic into Cameroon, UN Women concerned about gender-based violence
Bertoua, Cameroon- July 1st 2014- The UN Women Cameroon on Monday June 27, said it was receiving isolated reports of gender-based violence as thousands of residents fleeing the conflict in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) continue to seek safety and stability in neighboring Cameroon.
“Among the hundreds fleeing the conflict daily, are women and girls with physical evidence of torture. Others are reporting sexual abuse and rape,” said the UN Women Cameroon Representative Madam Rachelle Mian Djagone. “Though the health of the victims is stable especially with actions taken by other relief agencies, much emphasis should be placed on preventing rape and violence,” Madam Mian added. Read more
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