Sexual Violence

How inadequate services and untrained staff re-victimise sexual violence survivors

On Tuesday morning, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) officially launched a new report which looked at the critical gaps which exist in the provision of...

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...

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...

What Have Women Benefited In The Past 25 years Of Democracy?

SPONSORED COMMENT On May 2, 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa should have signed the national strategic plan against gender based...

Sex trafficking: the Cyntoia Brown case highlights a massive global problem

Sex trafficking is a global human rights crisis that has does not often receive widespread attention. That changed last week when the...

The French anti #MeToo mocked and trivialised women

"We believe that the freedom to say "no" to a sexual proposition cannot exist without the freedom to bother." - 100 French women responding...

People are raising funds for the mother who stabbed her daughter’s...

A crowdfunding initiative has been set up to raise funds for a woman who was arrested after she stabbed three men who were allegedly...

Zapiro needs to take a hard look in the mirror

Nine years after he first decided to use a rape metaphor to comment on the state of the nation, cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known...

Zizi Kodwa, Pule Mabe, And The ANC’s Sexual Violence Problem

African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Pule Mabe and acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa agreed to step aside from their duties amid the allegations of sexual...

Durbanites: A Public Sex Offenders List Is Overdue

The Daily News recently reported that there is an increasing public outcry for a complete sex offenders register to be established so that people...

Drawing the line between corporal punishment and abuse in parenting

UPDATE: The Constitutional Court upholds a judgment which says spanking your child is illegal. al.UPDATE: On 19 October 2017, a judge in the Johannesburg High...

“I have friends who dropped out of university because they felt...

Students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) say they’re fed up with feeling under threat from criminals while on campus. On Wednesday, 24...

We’re sick of ANC presidential hopefuls using Khwezi as a political...

It’s a sad day in South African politics when African National Congress presidential hopefuls resort to evoking the trial of Fezekile “Khwezi” Kuzwayo as...

#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...

Higher Education Minister Appoints Sexual Violence In Universities Task Team

Students have been consistently protesting the rampant sexual harassment and violence that takes place at institutions of higher learning. Hoping to address...

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

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Believing Survivors Of Sexual Violence

When someone comes forward with an allegation of sexual assault, harassment, or rape, we as a society need to believe them from the outset....

The Harsh Stigma of Sex Work In Glenwood, Durban

It's a scorching hot Tuesday afternoon and ladies are out on the streets working. It's a business day as usual for them and the...

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....

Another South African woman falls victim to intimate partner violence

South Africans were outraged on Thursday as reports spread online that a woman had been murdered by her boyfriend and her body burned. The...
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