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Call for Applications: Experience in Business Plan Writing for an NGO

WARear an anti-rape and gender based violence non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a difference.

WARear is calling for applications for a candidate to write up a business plan for the gender violence based organisation.

Requirements:

  • Experience in NGO business plan writing essential;
  • Structural organisation experience;
  • Opportunity for further employment within the organisation possible. 

Enquiries, email: gabrielle@warear.co.za

Swaziland Urged to Enact Sexual Offences Law

According to an article by Eddie Abner, the absence of a sexual offences law in Swaziland is said to be giving men a leeway to continue abusing women as they are aware that there is no mechanism that can be used to punish them.

Abner states that in its annual report, Women and the Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) disclosed that it attended to over 1 040 abuse cases, 460 maintenance cases were reported and 360 domestic violence cases in 2014.

Measuring is Key to Addressing GBV

25 November marks the beginning of the Sixteen Days of No Violence Against Women Campaign. Since 1991, Sixteen Days of Activism has been used as a global organising strategy by individuals, civil society and governments to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Twenty-three years later, we are tempted to despair over the prospects of a losing battle. The statistics are frightening and qualify gender-based violence (GBV) as a pandemic needing urgent attention.

Pistorius and a Script of Injustice

The world is abuzz after Judge Thokozile Masipa found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder, but instead guilty of culpable homicide. This judgement renders Pistorius' actions merely negligent, closer to a mishap than a murder. Many, including Steenkamp's family, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the African National Congress Women’s League, believe her judgement is a miscarriage of justice. The NPA and the state may appeal the conviction after his sentencing on 13 October 2014.

SIDA Gender-Based Violence Capacity Building Project

Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) in partnership with the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women (NCK) and Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden have completed the three year Gender-Based Violence Capacity Development Project through a generous grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. SIDA donated six million Swedish Kronor (SEK 6 000) towards the success of the project.

The overall objectives of the project were:

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