Sexual Violence

Women Forward: A Gendered Look At SA Politics

Women Forward (WF) began as a grassroots movement on farmland, planted among women who were marginalised. Domestic workers, farm workers and women...

How Workplaces Should React To Sexual Harassment Complaints

Two South African civil society organisations faced sexual harassment allegations against prominent employees in the past year. The civil society #MeToo exposed...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

EXPLAINERThose accused of sexual harassment often deny that the behaviour they’re accused of is sexual harassment. But sexual...

BDS-SA Mum On Details Of Desai Investigation

Several attempts to contact Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) have been unsuccessful. The Palestinian solidarity organisation was due to start...

BDS-SA Launched Investigation Into Desai Allegations, Boardmember Says

Update: The BDS-SA board received the findings of the investigation this weekend which cleared Desai of sexual harassment, board member Tisetso...

Beyond The Gender Summit: Where To From Here

NEWS ANALYSISA number of steps have been taken to address the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide...

Isencane Lengane: Child Marriage Normalised On Moja Love?

A new reality show on the DStv channel Moja Love ‘Isencane Lengane’ which loosely translates to ‘This child is still young’...

BDS-SA Respond To Desai Allegations

Boycott Divestment And Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) has responded to the sexual harassment and indecent assault allegations levelled against co-founder Muhammed Desai....

BDS-SA’s Muhammed Desai Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment allegations leveled against Muhammad Desai.Muhammed Desai, director of the Palestinian lobby group, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

Mampintsha And Babes Back In Court

Last week, a video showing musician Mampintsha allegedly assaulting Gqom Queen and his long-time partner Babes Wodumo emerged, an incident which landed Mampintsha in...

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

Zizi Kodwa, Pule Mabe, And The ANC’s Sexual Violence Problem

African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Pule Mabe and acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa agreed to step aside from their duties amid the allegations of sexual...

Gender Summit: We Need More Work Beyond ANC Politicking

The minister of social development Susan Shabangu stuttered over the pronunciation of LGBTQI. "Teach me," she said. The minister was addressing a crowd of...

Minority Front: SA Must Have Separate Ministries For Minorities

"The day Indian minorities say they don't need the Minority Front (MF) to protect their rights and that they're comfortable in the new democracy...

Malema And Rape As A Metaphor

It is disturbing enough to hear someone use rape as a metaphor in casual conversation. It's even worse when the leader of a political...

It’s Necessary To Watch Surviving R. Kelly

It should be impossible that R. Kelly survived the myriad allegations of abuse leveled against him. But he did. Twenty-five years later, his survivors...

Asijiki Coalition: Decriminalise Sex To End Workers’ Agony

"Sex workers are being persecuted everywhere for doing the only work that can help them make ends meet. Decriminalisation would not only help them...

Public Employment Programmes Can Turn The GBV Tide

Communities and public employment programmes in particular, have a critical role to play in the fight against gender-based violence, writes PALESA MATABOGE.This is...

Exit: Escaping A Life Of Sexual Violence

“My life has seen cycles of abandonment and abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. But my story begins before I was born, because my...

Hey UCT, Here’s How To ACTUALLY Make IT Attractive For Women

Patriarchy continues to be pervasive in all sectors of life. The Information Technology (IT) sector is no exception to this. The sector has traditionally...
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