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What Is Sexual And Gender Based Violence – And What Can We Do To End It?

What is Sexual and Gender Based Violence? According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is, “physical and emotional violence—in the form of force, coercion, threats, and deception – against another because of their sex or gender”. Many victims and survivors of SGBV are

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Nicholle Kobi’s Empowering Illustrations

The world is filled with beautiful artwork. However, artist Nicholle Kobi decided that the world was filled with beautiful artworks, but not enough that displayed black women in a positive light. The French-Congolese artist became determined to display the beauty and intellect of black women through her online illustrations. NICHOLE

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#Nopiwouma: Senegal’s Online Movement for Women’s Rights

Last month around 100 people gathered in Dakar’s Obelisk Square wearing orange t-shirts, marching to end violence against women in Senegal. Their banners read #Nopiwouma, which means “I will not shut up” when translated from Wolof into English. HOW DID NOPIWOUMA BEGIN? According to Senegal’s National Statistics Agency, one in

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What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature. This can be a whole range of behaviours – it may be sexual comments or jokes, sending or displaying pictures or videos of a sexual nature, or physical contact that is not wanted. People can be sexually harassed by strangers or

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