Sexual Violence

The Need For The South African Jurisprudence To Limit The Statutory...

On the 11th of February 2020, the Sunday Times reported that a masters student from Nelson Mandela University had been acquitted of...

Netflix’s You Season Two is a Must Watch

Does anything say the day after Christmas like getting inside the head of a self-obsessed stalker. Well if that’s the vibe you’re...

#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...

SWEAT Says Convicted Murderer’s Artwork Must Be Removed From Exhibition

SWEAT is calling on the University of Pretoria to remove a convicted murderer’s artwork. The organisation is known as the Sex Worker...

In Pictures: The #SandtonShutdown Protest Against Gender-Based Violence And Femicide

On Friday, hundreds of people marched to Sandton, the business hub of the country, to protest gender-based violence and femicide, inspired by...

#SandtonShutdown: Civil Society Pleads For Big Business To Intervene In The...

In the early hours of the morning, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton. The...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’ Is A Searing Look At What Happens When Rape...

The Netflix miniseries Unbelievable - to be released on 13 September - is a jarring look at what happens when rape survivors...

Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea...

Neither State Of Emergency Or Death Penalty Are Solutions To GBV

These past few weeks following the rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has thrown into the spotlight the issue of gender-based...

In Pictures: Wits Protests Gender-Based Violence

Hundreds of Wits University students gathered at the Great Hall piazza to protest against gender-based violence and femicide. The protest is in...

#WitsAmINext: Wits Community Demands Safety For Female Students

Clad in black and purple, students and staff at Wits University joined the country in speaking up about gender-based violence (GBV) and...

Would Suspending Freedoms Help To End Gender-Based Violence?

NEWS ANALYSIS  “Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our...

How The Government Is Ruining Its Own Plan To End Gender-Based...

NEWS ANALYSIS The rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has pushed into the spotlight the government’s failure...

How The Nation Is Mourning The Scourge Of Gender-based Violence In...

As the nation continues to mourn the status of women in South Africa, many have taken to the streets. Monday’s news that...

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...

The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

COMMENT Do not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Shailja Patel On Her Exile: “The One Thing I Still Have...

Poet and political activist Shailja Patel announced on Tuesday she was going into self-imposed exile - leaving Kenya. Earlier this month Kenyan...
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