“Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’ Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.” – Susan Diane Wojcicki CEO, Youtube
A group in Kenya, Voice for Women and Girls’ Rights-Kenya (VWGR), has welcomed the government’s initiative which targets eliminating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in workplaces within the country as early as 2026.
The South Africa National Assembly has passed gender-based violence (GBV) bills that will change the landscape in terms of how government departments, law enforcement and the courts deal with cases of violence against women and the vulnerable.
United Nations HIV/Aids agency has called for urgent action to end gender-based violence (GBV) which exacerbates women’s vulnerability to HIV.
Namibia celebrated its 4th official annual commemoration of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Day (MHHD) where different stakeholders came together with students to focus on the need to address the issues surrounding menstrual health while promoting it as a human rights issue alongside hygiene management.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” -Maya Angelou – American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist
By Kembet Bolton
Are you a person who can eat the same thing every day and never grow tired of it? Or do you get bored on day two of leftovers?