Africa Making Progress on Tackling Gender-based Violence Thanks to Multi-sectoral Approach but Shortfalls Remain, Finds New Report

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A new report has found countries in Africa are making progress in addressing and preventing gender-based violence (GBV), including female genital mutilation (FGM), thanks to the adoption of the multi-sectoral approach (MSA) involving all stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs to protect and promote women’s and girls’ rights. However, challenges such as lack of strong political commitment and limited resources are significantly impacting MSA’s effective implementation, finds research commissioned by Equality Now (www.EqualityNow.org), an international women’s rights orga…

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NBA Team Reportedly Hiring Prominent ESPN Analyst

Published by The Spun By Matt Hladik The Portland Trail Blazers are dipping into ESPN’s NBA Draft coverage to fill a prominent front office role. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Portland is hiring his colleague, NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz, as an assistant general manager. “Schmitz will play a significant role with new GM Joe […]

Explainer: Why is there more fighting in eastern Congo?

Published by Reuters UK (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has been engaged in heavy fighting since the weekend against the M23 rebel group, which is waging its most sustained offensive since a 2012-2013 insurrection that captured vast swathes of territory. The rebels control positions as close as 20 km (12 miles) to eastern […]