Uganda: Bishop Accuses NGOs of Aiding Female Circumcision

The Bishop of Sebei Diocese, Rev Paul Masaba, has accused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the sub-region to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) of exaggerating figures on the current prevalence in order to obtain funding from donors. “There are NGOs benefiting from this issue of FGM in Sebei because their main objective is survival

Kenya: Meru Court Jails Five Women for Undergoing ‘The Cut’

Five women who underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) have been sentenced to three years in jail or pay a fine of Sh200,000 each after they pleaded guilty. Appearing before Resident Magistrate Evelyne Wachira on Friday at Githongo Law Courts in Meru, Florence Kiende, Caroline Wanja, Charity Karimi, Winfred Kawira, and Charity Muthoni were charged with

Kenya: How a New DNA Rape Kit Can Help Victims of Sexual Assault

After struggling with her own trauma, Wangu Kanja now helps women in Africa pursue perpetrators of sexual violence. Some at the Religions for Peace gathering even hope the new rape kit could even be preventative. It was 10 p.m. when Wangu Kanja was raped. She and some friends were driving through the Kenyan capital Nairobi

Africa: Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World’s Largest Refugee Camps

Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 26 years, and as of 2018, 78 per cent of all refugees were in

Africa: Subtle Abuse Affects Women During Childbirth

Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies. It’s time to recognise the urgency of the problem and commit to giving women the care they deserve. A growing body of research shows that while some women experience physical

Tanzania: Study On Rural Women Calls for Extra Vigilance On Childbirth

By The Citizen Reporter Dar es Salaam — District health committees must have special programmes that can help pregnant women in rural areas prepare to deal with possible complications that may arise during child birth, says a study unveiled on Thursday June 27 during the 7th Muhas Scientific Conference. Majority of women in Biharamulo District,