Gender-based violence

Extract from Pumla Dineo Gqola’s Female Fear Factory

Female Fear Factory is the much­-anticipated follow up to the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award winner Rape: A South African Nightmare....

In Their Own Words: Itumeleng Letsoalo shares her story

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious matter. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and gender nonconforming...

From UJ: How we are transforming the university to respond to...

Issues of gender and sexuality have been strongly debated in South Africa’s new democracy. From the National Women’s Coalition (NWC) in the...

From government officials to social media creatives, rape culture is everywhere

When comments and videos perpetuating rape culture are left unchecked, what message is being sent to survivors and victims of sexual violence?

When men speak out against abuse they must be ready to...

In the name of a progressive politics, in the name of spaces of teaching and learning about the inequities of the world,...

#SONA2021: A fatigued Ramaphosa urges South Africa to march forward together

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on February 11. It was markedly different from previous SONAs....

Private sector gets on board for fight against GBV

In 2019, over 1000 people marched around the Sandton CBD with a call for the private sector to fund the fight against...

Government red tape is actually sticky tape that never ends

Accessing government funds when existing as a NGO is like trying to jog in quicksand. In recent interviews with The Daily Vox,...

Quote This Woman+ on 16 Days of Activism

This year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women coincides with the release of the Wits...

We need to look beyond consent in discussions of sex and...

As a sexual violence researcher, one of the most important things I’ve learned about sexual violence, mostly...

Map of GBV shelters in South Africa

This is a list of GBV shelters in South Africa.

Organisations Fighting Gender-based Violence in SA

We have put together a list of organisations fighting gender-based violence across the country. 

“Men are trash” – everyday experiences of toxic masculinity

Acts of gender-based violence do not arise out of thin air. The violence is a consequence of a society that accepts and normalises everyday...
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