I AM WORRIED ABOUT SOME OF MY FEMALE CLIENTS THAT DO NOT HAVE A SAY IN THE FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING IN THE HOME

Dear Gaone Please keep my identity anonymous. I am a medical doctor by profession. I am getting increasingly worried by some of the married and non – married women in heterosexual relationships that form part of my clientele. Some of them are in relationships where they do not have a say in the financial upkeep of their homes which births depression and stress – related diseases. Is there such a thing as financial or economic abuse in a relationship?

Dear Anonymous Gender based violence is generally defined as violence directed at a person based on their gender.

Domestic violence which is also a form of gender-based violence includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse as well as economic abuse, harassment, intimidation or damage to property.


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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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