I learnt never to allow my circumstances inhibit my growth - Jennifer Chinonye Umeh
Like a phoenix, Jennifer is rising from the ashes of adversity and inspiring others to do so through her story. As a survivor of Domestic Violence, she believes that girls and young women access to education and health service is fundamental for sustainable development in Nigeria. Jennifer grew up in a broken home with rough…
Pitch Black Afro Reportedly Arrested For Wife's Murder
The South African media space has been thrown into a frenzy after reports that popular South African rapper, Pitch Black Afro has been arrested for murdering his wife. It is learnt that the rapper whose real name is Thulani Ngcobo. was allegedly arrested in connection to the murder of his wife, which occurred on December 31,…
Watch: Justine Skye Details Suffering Domestic Abuse From Violent Ex-boyfriend
American singer, Justine Syke has taken to her Instagram page to disclose the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her violent ex-boyfriend. She made the post in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness month. The 23-year-old who was only recently returned to social media after a hiatus said she was mentally and physically hurt by…
Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi: Fighting gender-based violence
Asides from the need to designate a special month in which we drive special awareness on this topic, DSVRT was actually established in September, on the 9th of September, 2014 to be precise. We are grateful to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode .....
Foundation rescues two kids from domestic violence in Bayelsa
Two underage girls, aged two and five were yesterday rescued from the hands of their mother, who has been abusing them serially, by an advocacy group known as DO Foundation in Bayelsa State.
Women of Inestimable Values moves to end domestic violence, child abuse
A group, Women of Inestimable Values, has declared its intention to eradicate domestic violence and prevent child abuse all over the world. The international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that fights against domestic violence and child abuse, during a visit to The Guardian, disclosed how it had empowered victims of domestic violence and abused children in the…
Brazilians mourn woman seen as symbol of femicide
Brazilians marched Saturday to mourn a female attorney allegedly thrown to her death from a fourth-floor window by her husband in an incident that drew more concern over rising violence against women. Hundreds of people attended a rally called by the lawyers' association of Curitiba, capital of the state of Parana where Tatiane Spitzner died…
Ambode’s wife, deputy governor caution against domestic violence, others
Wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode and Deputy Governor, Oluranti Adebule, yesterday charged women to pay attention to their health and speak out against social vices like domestic violence, child abuse and rape.
Niger Delta queens seek end to violence against women, trafficking
Wives of traditional rulers from the nine states of the Niger Delta yesterday rose after a three-day summit with a resolve to intensify efforts to put an end to gender-based violence, human trafficking and to protect women, the girl-child and children from abuse and deprivation.
Addressing the scourge of domestic violence
It was quite early in the morning, and characteristically I was already on my way to the office, to beat the usual Lagos early morning traffic gridlock.
Will Rihanna Bashing Snapchat For Promoting Domestic Violence Kill The App?
Rihanna posted a comment about Snapchat, a social media application, and some of her fans took it as a direction to delete the app. Snapchat recently released an advertisement that appeared to mock the pop star’s domestic violence incident with her former boyfriend, R&B singer Chris Brown. In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna…
Ambode leads walk against domestic violence, backs 25-year jail term for rapists, others
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has backed the 25 years jail term prescribed for rapists and perpetrators of all forms of domestic violence, saying that the time has come to take more aggressive steps to put a stop to the menace.