Sexual Violence

Izwi Lami: a tech tool for rape survivors

The pervasiveness of rape in South Africa means there are many survivors in need of tools that empower them. Online platform Health-e News launched a campaign...

The Gender Summit Failed To Impress

President Cyril Ramaphosa made some lofty promises in his address at the National Gender Summit held in Pretoria on November 1. Gender activists, civil society...

SA’s healthcare system is failing survivors of sexual violence

New research by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 256 designated public health facilities has found critical gaps in the provision of comprehensive medical care...

Malema And Rape As A Metaphor

It is disturbing enough to hear someone use rape as a metaphor in casual conversation. It's even worse when the leader of a political...

How Workplaces Should React To Sexual Harassment Complaints

Two South African civil society organisations faced sexual harassment allegations against prominent employees in the past year. The civil society #MeToo exposed...

Izwi Lami: Reporting rape when the police don’t take you seriously

Despite rape being a serious problem in South Africa, some police officers still don’t know how to treat rape survivors properly. After being raped at...

Here’s what the police are supposed to do when someone reports...

The experience of a sexual assault is violent and traumatic. The last thing you may want to do is deal with the police, especially...

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...

#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...

Guerrilla art in Braam drives conversation on women’s safety

The Daily Vox spoke to Her Shadow, the self-taught animator and guerrilla performance artist who disrupted the streets of Braamfontein last week. The performance...

The Rohingya crisis: a humanitarian disaster in Myanmar

Myanmar is home to an estimated 1.1 million Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority. Numerous sources both inside and outside the country have reported horrific...

What the Malema ‘nutcracker moment’ at SONA says about sexual violence...

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Making An HIV-Free Future Possible For KZN Girls

In the rolling green hills of the uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal lies Vulindlela, a rural community often seen as the epicentre of the HIV...

Nine ways women can protect themselves from trashy men

Being a woman today is fraught with danger. Rape culture, misogyny, sexism, and the perceived ownership over women's bodies are everywhere. The Daily Vox...

EFF leadership, please bring your patriarchs to order

Some of the responses to the *womxn of the Wits Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) calling out a male member for rape show...

Pretoria Shutdown As Women And GNC People March Against GBV

On Wednesday, thousands of women and gender-nonconforming people took to the streets around Southern Africa. They were marching against the scourge of gender-based violence...

Six SA organisations fighting gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a mammoth problem in South Africa, but there are small organisations all around South Africa working tirelessly to tackle it. At...

How After Hours Game Shows Mental Illness

After Hours is a video game that deals with gender-based violence and Borderline Personality Disorder. It was created by Bahiyya Khan, a 23-year-old Experimental...

BDS-SA Respond To Desai Allegations

Boycott Divestment And Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) has responded to the sexual harassment and indecent assault allegations levelled against co-founder Muhammed Desai....

Soccer’s #MeToo Moment Is Overdue

OPINION In less than a year, two high profile football players - Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr - ...
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