Namibian Hackathon takes on Scourge of Gender Violence –

WINDHOEK, Namibia – In many ways, Lelanie Basson is the picture of an empowered woman. But the best-selling Namibian author and entrepreneur remembers darker times: an abusive relationship that turned her life upside down. “He would threaten my life and that of my son. He strangled and punched me more times than I can remember,” she

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[CLOSED] CALL for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop on Peacebuilding

(Click here for Arabic version) Are you between 15 and 35 years old and from the Arab Region? Are you engaged in activities to build peace and reduce violence in your community or country? Have you been dedicated to conflict resolution or mediation at a regional, national or local level and are seeking to exchange experiences

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World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women launch “Voices Against Violence” curriculum to educate and empower youth

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Men in the kitchen: cooking up change in Mozambique

Augusto Magaia recounts how the cooking programme has changed his perspective on gender roles. (Photo courtesy of HOPEM) “Once we’re in the kitchen, cooking as we know it, we learn a lot. … I didn’t used to be comfortable. … I would return from work hungry but just because [my partner] was not

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