Sexual Violence

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...

Less judgement, more action is needed on female genital mutilation

Despite the dangers and growing opposition to the practice, female genital mutilation (FGM) persists across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, over...

Zolile Khumalo Murder Accused Abandons State Attorney

The Durban High Court has adjourned Thabani Mzolo's trial date to 2019. This, after the murder accused abandoned his state lawyer, saying his family...

In Pictures: The #TotalShutdown March In Pretoria

Spirits were heightened as womxn* gathered at the old Putco depot in Pretoria on Wednesday before the Total Shutdown march began. We were singing...

We can only end gender violence if we stop making excuses...

If we are to end violence against womyn* and children, we need to stop making excuses for men, writes GULSHAN KHAN. It was during the...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

EXPLAINER Those accused of sexual harassment often deny that the behaviour they’re accused of is sexual harassment. But sexual...

South Africa’s #MeToo gap: No accountability for high-profile men

The #MeToo movement began on our timelines - then became tangible as scores of high-profile American men are being ousted and fired for their...

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...

Women take the lead in making taxis safer

The Soul City Institute launched its Safe Taxis Charter in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The Charter is a collection of contributions from women and women-centred...

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...

Memory Banda On The Struggle Of The Girl Child In Malawi

There is fire in the eyes of Memory Banda when she talks about girls rights in her home country of Malawi. The 22-year-old has...

#TotalShutDown in Durban: “I Am Here To Send A Strong Message”

On Wednesday scores of women and gender non-conforming people marched in the streets of Durban to the City Hall over violence against women and...

The Real Price Of A Degree: “We Will Never Be The...

BOOK REVIEW Thuthukani Nkosi, a master’s degree student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has finally published his book The...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENT Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

Zolile Khumalo’s Murder Accused Abandons Bail Application

Father of the slain Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student Zolile Khumalo says he hopes justice will take its course following the accused's abandoned...

A Safe Space At UCKAR: The BACK.TALK Womxn’s Collective Poster-Making Workshop

Stationary and paper clippings litter the floor of the Rhodes University Fine Art Department. As you enter, you are greeted with gentle music and...

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...

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...

Six reasons why you shouldn’t bother watching Thirteen Reasons Why

At the end of March, Netflix released the series adaptation of the popular young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why to much enthusiasm. Even though...

#TotalShutdown: “We Are Dying At The Hands Of Men, It Has...

In a sea of black and red, thousands of womxn* from all over Gauteng gathered in Pretoria on Wednesday morning to take a stand...
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