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Kenyan Schoolboy Saves Girl From Rape After Learning “No Means No”

Nairobi – The schoolboy watched as a man tried to remove the nappy of a little girl he was dragging along a Nairobi riverbank, suspecting that he was going to rape her. Having been trained to defend girls against sexual assault, the boy called other young men to help him confront the man and rescue the child. “It would have ...

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A Nigerian Banker Turned Hairstylst

Bruno Oaikhinan decided to set up a hair salon in a Lagos mall after realising that no matter how the economy is faring, people are always prepared to spend money on their hair. Over the weekends it is packed with women, men and children being groomed. “Whether they are poor or they are rich, whether there is crisis – people ...

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Child Brides Take Zimbabwe To Court Over Marriage Laws

Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe’s government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional. Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi say child marriage, which is rife in Zimbabwe, is a form of child abuse which traps girls in lives of poverty and suffering. “I’ve faced so many challenges. My husband beat me. I ...

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China Celebrates International Women’s Day By Imprisoning Female activists

China detained at least 10 women’s rights activists over the weekend to forestall a nationwide campaign against sexual harassment on public transportation that was to overlap with International Women’s Day, according to human rights advocates and associates of those detained. At least five of the detained were still being held on Sunday evening, while the others had been released after ...

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71 Year old nun gang-raped during a robbery in India

  An Indian nun who was gang-raped at a convent is praying for the attackers to be forgiven just 36 hours after the ordeal. The 71-year-old was trying to prevent six men from assaulting another woman and robbing the Christian missionary school on Friday night when she was locked in a room and raped. CCTV was released for the first ...

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CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

During our daily sit outs at the Unity Fountain, I was moved by the way Christians and Muslims came together during the prayer sessions for our global week of action. Muslims were around to support the Christian service on Sunday and Christians did the same on Friday for Muslims. It showed that there was no telling what we could achieve ...

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