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JiG Webinar: New Report on Combating Violence against Women Journalists by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

JiG Webinar: New Report on Combating Violence against Women Journalists by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women July 29th, 2020 | 9 AM to 10 AM EST Join CWGL on Wednesday as our Executive Director, Krishanti Dharmaraj moderates the webinar when UN Special Rapporteur Dubravka Šimonović presents her report, ‘Combating violence against women … Read More

South Africa’s Sexual Minorities Seek Recognition as Victims of Gender-Based Violence

By – Anita Powell | VOA News   JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s epidemic of gender-based violence is especially harrowing for the nation’s sexual minorities, who say they regularly experience violence because of their gender expression and sexual identities. It’s a little-known part of what President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday described as a “second pandemic” of … Read More

‘What’s Next?’ webinar covers Covid-19’s socio-economic consequences

By – Angela Riccitello   [JIG Covid-19 Series]: The socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on communities across the globe was the topic of a webinar as part of the Nairobi Commitments/ICPD25: ‘What’s Next?’ Global Conversation series by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities [UNFPA]. This second discussion was titled “Money in Our Pockets: … Read More

Coronavirus puts millions more at risk of child marriage and FGM – UN

From breast ironing to virginity testing, flagship UNFPA report highlights ‘silent crisis’ of harmful practices By – Emma Batha | Thomas Reuters Foundation  The coronavirus pandemic is reversing progress on ending child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), jeopardising the futures of millions of girls, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. “The pandemic both … Read More

Fact-checkers stand by Maria Ressa, Santos Jr. and Rappler in the wake of Filipino court’s verdict

By – Harrison Mantas and Cristina Tardáguila for Poynter. Fact-checkers responded with a mix of rage and resolve to the guilty verdict given to Maria Ressa, Rappler’s CEO and executive director, and former researcher-writer Rey Santos Jr., in a cyber libel case that threatens press freedom in Asia. Since 2017, Rappler has been a verified signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network Code … Read More

Women face the brunt of all public health crises, but Covid-19 makes action plans more urgent

By – Angela Riccitello [JIG Covid-19 Series] – In 2014, 75 percent of the Ebola outbreak’s fatalities in West Africa were women, wrote UN Women.  Due to women’s care-giving professions, they have historically endured the brunt of public health pandemics, highlighting the need to address systemic gender inequality. However, with lockdowns happening across the globe, … Read More

Papua New Guinea sports star beaten, husband arrested

Posted By – Manilastandard.net, June 9, 2020 Papua New Guinea reported the arrest Tuesday of an army officer over the alleged assault of his partner — a champion boxer and rugby international — in a case that has renewed outrage over the country’s high level of spousal abuse. Video of Debbie Kaore being headbutted and … Read More