Nobel Prize for Peace 2018 – Hope for raped women and girls in DR Congo

For the first time this year’s award deals with gender based violence, the most appalling crime against humanity. It is a strong voice condemning rape and other sexual assaults of women particularly as a weapon in military conflict and war. This unspeakably terrible brutality is often systematically used to threaten innocent people and to break […]

CFUW: Statement for CSW63

Promoting Gender Equality through Quality Public Education Systems and Services Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Education is essential in achieving gender equality. Education can ensure better health outcomes for women and girls, reduce child marriage, narrow the pay gap and empower women […]

Education for All, Including the Marginalized

Political and legal context: Chapter 1, Article 1.3  of the United Nations Charter identifies one of the organization’s purpose is to achieve international cooperation through ‘promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion (United Nations, 1945)’.  The 193 members of the […]

Monitoring & Mentoring

By Lisa Lunga, National Youth Co-ordinator Women’s Comfort Corner Foundation conducted a Monitoring and Mentoring session on 02nd of January 2019 – 03rd of January, 2019 at Epworth High School, Harare. The purpose was to assess the impact of WCCF training programme conducted in November – December 2018 during the sixteen days of activism. There were […]

#MeToo – an Indian Perspective

#MeToo THEN WHAT? When the original #MeToo wave began in the US, though there was support, there was for the most part silence in India.  Women in the film industry, while admitting to the presence of a casting couch were, for the most part reluctant to name names because they felt that their standing in […]

I AM WHAT I AM SO TAKE ME AS I AM

India’s LGBT community is celebrating an historic victory. On September 6 The Country’s Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex conduct as unconstitutional.

Girls and Toilets – a book review

Through the story, Singh highlights the problems little girls from the cities face when the loos they are presented with are stinky and wet