The UN recently called for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lock-downs imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Balikungeri, Founder, Rwanda Women's Network spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
Chanting protestors marched to the gates of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange before first light this morning. They wanted to make a statement against violence against women and children. They promised thousands – the reality was a little different.
Students took to the streets of Sandton to protest against gender based violence in South Africa following the publicised murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana.
As South Africa grapples with a streak of violent attacks against foreign nationals, Kennedy Mandaza, Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity in South Africa, shared his views on the situation with CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop.
While world and business leaders tackle issues facing the continent inside the Cape Town ICC where the 28th WEF on Africa is taking place, outside South Africa’s domestic problems continue to overshadow the proceedings. A march has ensued where the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa is being brought to bare. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peter was at the forefront and brought us this report.