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Despite ground-breaking legislation, strong campaigns conducted by both international and local NGOs and the personal engagement of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the incidence of rape in Liberia shows no sign of abating.
As Ghana’s Parliament mulls over the new Property Rights of Spouses Bill, some Ghanaians are voicing their confusion and disquiet about the possible implications of the new legislation.
Spanish police say they have arrested 25 people in a sex-trafficking ring that brought women from Nigeria to work as prostitutes. Security agents revealed those Nigerian women were brought in via waters of Gibraltar.
A Sudanese woman who refuses to cover her hair under the country's morality law appeared in court on Thursday and her case was adjourned until November 4, her lawyer said.
Sierra Leone's Deputy Education Minister Mamoud Tarawali has been charged with raping a university student, police said.
A deputy minister in Sierra Leone has been sacked and arrested after he was accused of raping a student in his office, state radio said on Wednesday, citing a statement from the president's office
A Sudanese woman says she is prepared to be flogged to defend the right to leave her hair uncovered in defiance of a "Taliban"-like law.
The African Union force in Somalia has said it is investigating an alleged gang rape involving its troops in the capital, Mogadishu.
Nigeria’s Senate has faced a barrage of criticism for apparently endorsing the highly controversial practice of child marriage.
More than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, and 30 million more girls are at risk in the next decade, UNICEF said Monday.