In this blog post, we will explore why domestic violence against men is often underreported and misunderstood — from cultural norms to social stigma — as well as how we can help make the victims feel empowered and taken seriously.
No one should have to suffer in silence, yet all too often, those who are victims of domestic violence find themselves struggling with feelings of shame and guilt—particularly when it involves men. Domestic violence against men is a pervasive issue that often goes ignored or mischaracterised by society; this ignorance can lead to trauma and overwhelming feelings of isolation. It’s time for us as a society to recognise the prevalence and seriousness of domestic violence against men so we can start providing the necessary support that they may need.
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Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are instrumental in supporting a community. NGOs are also essential cogs that assist a country’s government mandates to its people. Often NGOs fill in the gaps the government leaves without any prejudice or interference in politics — YUVA is one such entity. But then, why is YUVA unstoppable in India?
YUVA has critical values, and its grassroots work is a testament to the actual change it effects. This makes YUVA ready to be an unstoppable force in India.
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Understanding unemployment is unpacking the many factors that influence it. The gendered impact of joblessness goes beyond the lack of jobs. The many factors that affect women disproportionately have to be evaluated to find solutions.
While the pandemic worsened employment figures worldwide, African women are the most disadvantaged. This article will look at those variables and their connections to women’s employment.
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The average unemployment rate for women in Africa is 9.94%. This is according to the 2019 study by the World Bank. It was based on 52 countries, with South Africa having the largest rate and Niger the lowest.
YUVA Intern Ling Sheperd took a closer look at the various challenges influencing women’s unemployment.
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Report by Nnenna Ihua, Researcher at YUVA
Family protection is an important aspect in any society because the family is a small unit and families make up the society. Happiness and peace including safety are determinants of a healthy society. In Mauritius, Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is responsible for family protection including gender-based violence, domestic violence, child abuse, elderly abuse, family conflict and conflict among neighbours. Police Family Protection Unit (PFPU) was set up in 1994 with the aim of providing specific services to vulnerable in Mauritius. PFPU is decentralized on a regional basis with a special policing approach for its operation with some underlying principles such as welcoming phase, active listening, individualism, non-judgmental attitude, freedom of decision and confidentiality.
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