She Walked Out After 22 Years of Abuse

The day Peggy Simpson, a former relief teacher at Aus, decided to leave her abusive husband, she says he dragged her behind a warehouse at her workplace, pushed her into a toilet, locked the door and cut her on the arms with razor blades. Simpson, now 52, was one of the many who heeded President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s call for praying against gender-based violence. She attended the prayer session on 6 March at the Sam Nujoma…

"She Walked Out After 22 Years of Abuse"

African Women Making Progress In Battle For Equal Rights

There was the Ugandan minister who defended Molesting girls as “natural”, echoing a similar attitude among Nigerian lawmakers. In Somalia, a court sentenced an alleged molest victim to jail without bringing the accused men to court. This spring, Mozambique could pass a law that would allow rapists to go free if they marry their victims. And women in Egypt have reported a resurgence in notorious “virginity tests” while in police custody. For those who follow…

"African Women Making Progress In Battle For Equal Rights"

She Walked Out After 22 Years of Abuse

The day Peggy Simpson, a former relief teacher at Aus, decided to leave her abusive husband, she says he dragged her behind a warehouse at her workplace, pushed her into a toilet, locked the door and cut her on the arms with razor blades. Simpson, now 52, was one of the many who heeded President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s call for praying against gender-based violence. She attended the prayer session on 6 March at the Sam Nujoma…

"She Walked Out After 22 Years of Abuse"