Africa CDC Warns Against Knee-Jerk Travel Ban

THE Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) says there is no science to prove  that travel bans work against reducing spread of the coronavirus. By Michael Gwarisa This comes as a reaction to the move by the United Kingdom (UK), Singapore and other countries that have imposed bans on Southern African countries for fear of of the new variant the B.1.1.529 that was detected by South African scientists. In a statement, the Africa CDC said, “Africa CDC strongly discourages the imposition of travel ban for people originating from countries…

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FIFA supports World Health Organization 16-day campaign to raise awareness on domestic violence

FIFA and the World Health Organization have teamed up to raise awareness about domestic violence and support those at risk, during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The campaign kicks off on today’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will run until Human Rights Day on Friday 10 December. “Violence is never the answer, especially at home, which should be a safe environment for everyone, and particularly for women and children,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “It is FIFA’s statutory obligation to respect all…

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Strengthen Referral Pathways To End GBV

Civil Society Organizations have called for the strengthening of community referral pathways  in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). By Patricia Mashiri The call comes in the midst of the 16 days against GBV theme running under the theme, “Orange the world: end violence against women now. Speaking during a virtual meeting on GBV response, gaps and opportunities, Vimbai Nyika, the SRHR Africa Trust SRHR  Youth Officer said education is important in making sure that referral paths are built. The communities we live in need to know the important…

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Spotlight Initiative Delivers Safe Market, One Stop Centre To Address GBV

Harare – the Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union, and the United Nations together with local authorities in the Epworth district launched a Safe Market and One Stop Centre as part of ongoing joint efforts to end violence against women and girls. The opening of the Safe Market Space and the One Stop Centre coincided with the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence that will take place under a localized theme “End Violence Against Women Now: No to child marriages!” Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium…

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Lets Intensify Efforts To End Gender Based Violence

16Days of Activism Statement 16days of Activism against  Gender Based Violence have commenced for the year 2021. As  the day commence we reflect on how Covid- 19 has contributed towards the notable increase in cases of gender based violence. Since time immemorial we have been calling for an end to gender based violence however we continue to see an increase in these cases of gender based violence.  We commend the joined efforts by stakeholders in ending gender based violence. The current status quo on cases of gender based violence requires…

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