Sexual Violence

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,...

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. 

The Daily Vox’s 16 Days 16 Voices Campaign

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence begins this week in South Africa. While it's an important time, it is simply...

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...

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...

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...

In Photos: South Africa Joins Global Strike For Women

CIVICUS, Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), Tosunga Baninga, Social Justice, and other members of civil society and activist communities gathered...

#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...
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