Sexual Violence

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...

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...

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...

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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