Femicide: understanding the most extreme form of violence against women and girls
By: PfP
Date: 17-02-2020

The murder of a woman (or girl) because she is a female. That’s how the World Health Organization (WHO) defines femicide, although it acknowledges that “broader definitions include any killings of women or girls”. 

Women’s rights in Africa: where are we?
By: PfP
Date: 14-02-2020

The rate of violence against women is particularly high in Africa, with nearly half of the continent’s countries reporting a prevalence of more than 40%, according to the United Nations’ The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics.

A snapshot of the two-day Regional Conference
By: PfP
Date: 17-12-2019

There is good evidence on what works to prevent violence against women and girls, and the time has come to turn this evidence into action, delegates heard at the Regional Conference on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls in Southern Africa.

Press release: No more women should die: Nkoana-Mashabane
By: PfP
Date: 10-12-2019

Patriarchy is at the core of gender-based violence, but collaboration can reset its course to keep women and girls safe in South Africa

Press release: It’s possible to halve the incidence of gender-based violence
By: PfP
Date: 04-12-2019

More than 200 delegates gather in Johannesburg at multi-stakeholder conference aimed at stopping violence against women and girls

Meet Keynote speaker Dr Christine Brendel
By: PfP
Date: 03-12-2019

For more than 20 years Dr Christine Brendel has researched violence against women and girls. From this she has designed an implementable process that organisations, from small businesses to countries, can use to ensure everyone works together to oppose gender-based violence.

Press release: The end of gender-based violence is in sight
By: PfP
Date: 03-12-2019

There is an end in sight to violence against women and girls. It’s an end that demands collective effort and partnership.

Meet Keynote speaker Prof Rachel Jewkes
By: PfP
Date: 02-12-2019

Violence against women and girls is the most prevalent form of violence worldwide. It is also preventable, and Professor Rachel Jewkes has been working on just that.

We know what works to curb violence against women and girls...
By: PfP
Date: 28-11-2019

We know that what lies at the core of preventing violence against women and girls is changing the attitudes, behaviours, and cultural and traditional practices that perpetuate this most widespread form of violence.

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