The Oscar Pistorius Conviction: A Victory Over Gender-Based Violence?

The Oscar Pistorius Conviction: A Victory Over Gender-Based Violence? In a ruling delivered by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal this week, the court has overturned the Pretoria High Court’s culpable homicide finding and has found popular athlete, Oscar Pistorius, guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The court sums up the background…

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“Quality Education for Child Brides” : Reflections from the AU Summit on Ending Child Marriages in Africa

Education, Education and Education, this might as well been the theme of the just ended First African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriages in Africa held in Lusaka Zambia. One of the Parallel sessions I attended, focused on promoting girls’ and women’s empowerment with a focus on provision of quality education as a way to reduce…

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ICASA 2015: What’s in it For Zimbabwean Women?

The International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) has finally begun after months of anticipation. Hotels, lodges, and guest rooms across Harare are packed with international participants.Members of ZRP’s tourism unit,conspicuous in their neon green vests;are out in full force, and the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) is freshly made-over. The build-up to…

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