Contents: Sexual and gender based violence: everyday, everywhere, and yet ... by Daniel Moshenberg • Untitled by Megan Voysey-Braig • Zanzibar GBV advocacy: important lessons for future legal reform strategies by Salma Maoulidi • Searching for the will to conscientiously prosecute sexual crimes in Zanzibar by Salma Maoulidi • Poet’s note by Chinwe Azubuike • Onwu Di by Chinwe Azubuike • Of Widowhood by Chinwe Azubuike • Post conflict recovery in Sierra Leone: the spiritual self and the transformational state by Sariane Leigh • To be a woman in Kenya: a look at sexual and gender-based violence by Ann Njogu and Michelle McHardy • Trans-hate at the core of gender based violence? by Liesl Theron • Manhood, violence and coercive sexualities in men’s prisons: dynamics and consequences behind bars and beyond by Sasha Gear • Denis Mukwege: caring for victims of sexual violence in the DRC by Kelly Morris • Sexual terrorism in the eastern DRC: an interview with Christine Shuler Deschryver by Amy Goodman and Christine Shuler Deschryver • Soldiers who rape, commanders who condone by Human Rights Watch • The newsletter discusses SADC (Southern Africa Development Cooperation), the Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), gender based violence (GBV), labor youth, women, children, the Sexual Offences Special Provisions Act (SOSPA), the Tanzania Media Women’s Association’s (TAMWA), Sexual Offenses (Special Provisions) Act No. 7 of 1998, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the Vienna Conference on Human Rights, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the Zanzibar legislature, the Zanzibar House of Representatives, the Zanzibar Penal Act, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), healing, recovery, African Women Changing the Global Outlook Empowerment Conference, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Gays and Lesbians Zimbabwe (GALZ), the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW), the sex boycott, Somalia Girls Human Empowerment, law, courts, the Gender Violence Recovery Centre, female genital mutilation, Gender DynamiX, LGBTI, the African Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC), the Medical Research Council, the Human Sciences Research Council, People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), the Centre for the Study of Violence, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), prison, South Kivu, the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC), soldiers, gang rapes, the Congolese army, President Kabila, Olive Lemba Kabila, UN agencies, and the International Criminal Court (ICJ, World Court). [Note: This issue was published electronically.]
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.