Sexism

Organisations Fighting Gender-based Violence in SA

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

Society’s hypocrisy in protecting men and their reputations

Celebrity Katlego Maboe is caught up in quite the scandal. The recent viral video of his extra-marital activities has really wrought consequences...

South Africa’s first feminist television show launches

To kick off the month of November, South Africans will be able to watch the country’s “first feminist television show”. Titled “It’s...

The Bo-Kaap pedophilia allegations, where to from here?

On October 21, a video uploaded on YouTube sent shock waves around the Bo-Kaap community, and the country beyond. The woman...

Extract from Andy Kawa’s book about getting justice for women

Kwanele, Enough! My Battle with the South African Police Service to get Justice for Women is businessperson Andy Kawa’s story. In 2010,...

After the Bo-Kaap video, how do we support survivors of gender-based...

A viral video uploaded to  YouTube in which a woman details allegations of paedophillia against her paternal grandfather has left many...

The fight against sexism and GBV must include migrant, refugee women

By Terri Maggott On August 2 2019, numerous reports of violent femicides sent shockwaves through the nation. In the...

The Nigeria SARS and Namibia GBV protests, explained

For almost two weeks, Nigerians have been protesting to #EndSARS. Thousands of people joined the demonstrations across the country, raising their voices...

Gender Based Violence law amendments could do more harm

Covid-19 has exposed so many cracks in South African society, gender-based violence being one of them. Public participation in government is so...

Thato Moagi: Taking on challenges to achieve farming dreams

IN THEIR OWN WORDS  Thato Moagi, the first South African to receive the Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship talks about...

5 Books To Read About Gender-Based Violence

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

COVID-19 And Pregnancy: Here’s What You Need To Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many health issues not directly related to the virus. From access to basic healthcare to sexual health...

Extract: “Femicide In South Africa”

Femicide In South Africa is the latest book by author and journalist Nechama Brodie. The book looks at the story of femicide...

Men Are Still Ashamed To Publicly Buy Sanitary Pads

For many, it’s still unusual to see men holding or buying sanitary pads. This stigma results in some men feeling uncomfortable and...

The Construction Of Masculinities, The Rule Of Law And Gender-Based Violence

The construction of masculinities, the rule of law and gender-based violence: An enabling environment at the cost of justice for victims and...

COVID-19 and Women’s Health

By Sibusiso Mkwananzi, CSDA South Africa has now been included in the countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It...

Lockdown Could Mean Women Are Trapped Indoors With Their Abusers

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in three women around the world experience intimate partner violence. The WHO notes: “This...

#RealMonstersOfSA Campaign Used Halloween To Raise GBV Awareness

Over the Halloween weekend in South Africa, a campaign was launched to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV). Two organisations came together...

Talking Islamic Social Justice With ‘Lady Imam’ Amina Wadud

In the conversation on the intersection between Islam and gender, there is no name quite as well-known as Professor Amina Wadud. Both...

Five Facts: Femicide In South Africa

The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soulsearching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check...
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