Tag: GBV

Close up of Abubakar Mutoka Balibanga. He is sitting at a table in the office in Basel.

"Men are equally affected by violence against women"

One year ago, terre des hommes schweiz appointed three methodological officers, the Officers for PSS and Youth Participation (OPY). A few weeks ago our OPY for Tanzania, Abubakar Mutoka Balibanga, visited Basel. We wanted to find out from him what the situation is regarding gender-based violence in Tanzania.

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Marie Gilbrin speaks to the audience of the aidsfocus conference.

aidsfocus.ch conference: Sexual violence and HIV

The annual conference of aidsfocus.ch and terre des hommes schweiz on 10 April 2014 in Berne was devoted to the topic of "Sexual Violence and HIV". According to the WHO, every third woman worldwide is exposed to physical and/or sexual violence. These attacks have a direct impact on the health of those affected and are one of the main causes of HIV infection.
Irene Bush, PSS Psychosocial Support Unit

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Screenshot of the invitation as PDF to the event on April 7th at the company's headquarters in the middle of the city

Sexual violence still accepted in South Africa

Every ten minutes a woman is raped in South Africa. Almost every second young woman under 18 has been raped once. Our partner organization LifeLine supports the victims and carries out major prevention work in South Africa. Sinikiwe Biyela, Director of LifeLine Pietersmaritzburg, will visit us on April 7 and will report on the work of LifeLine.

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Infographics about the health risks of domestic violence.

Violence against women - a worldwide epidemic

Many of the partner organisations of terre des hommes schweiz have been dealing with the problem of gender-specific violence for years. In Africa, more than every third woman suffers violent assaults. However, it is not only women from countries of the South who are struggling with this phenomenon. The annual campaign "16 days against violence against women" draws attention to this problem and its consequences.

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Nondumiso Gule (l.) and Haniffa Nzama (r.) from the South African organisation LifeLine care for people affected by sexual violence in the crisis centre they have set up.

Success for counsellors of victims of violence

The young South Africans Nondumiso Gule and Haniffa Nzama, together with our partner organisation LifeLine, have established a contact point for people affected by violence at the district hospital in Escourt. There they advise and accompany victims of sexual violence in particular. Now the hospital recognizes their work and places them in a permanent position.

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