Sexual Violence

Equal Education: Alternative Report Questions ‘Exoneration’ Of Doron Isaacs

On Tuesday, following the earlier release of the report of an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against the Equal Education co-founder and treasurer Doron...

How To Talk To Young People About Sex And HIV

"It's impossible for us to say, don't get infected by HIV but we don't talk about sex," says youth HIV activist Saidy Brown. There...

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

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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...
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No Record Of 30 Suicide Attempts At Rhodes, University Says

Rhodes University and its Student Representative Council (SRC) have refuted claims floating around on social media that 30 of its students have attempted suicide...

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...

#SandtonShutdown: Civil Society Pleads For Big Business To Intervene In The...

In the early hours of the morning, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton. The...

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...

Why Mabulu’s latest painting infuriates me as a black gay man

I tried to ignore the buzz around the latest Ayanda Mabulu painting, but it simply wasn’t possible. Mabulu appears to be a chronic attention...

‘Progressive’ Legislation And Lived Realities Of Queer People: Contradictions And Concerns

While May 17 marked the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and June is Pride month, queer activists around the country are calling...

Did the Minister of Women seriously victim-blame Karabo Mokoena?

Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, said on Saturday that Karabo Mokoena, who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend Sandile Mantsoe, was...

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,...

Activist: “No Support” From Government For Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

On August 1, thousands of women marched throughout South Africa against gender-based violence in The Total Shutdown march.  One of the woman who marched...

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...

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...

In Pictures: The #SandtonShutdown Protest Against Gender-Based Violence And Femicide

On Friday, hundreds of people marched to Sandton, the business hub of the country, to protest gender-based violence and femicide, inspired by...

Sisonke Msimang on Always Another Country, rape culture and #MeToo

Conversations about the prevalence of sexual violence have been at the forefront of conversation in recent weeks with the #MeToo movement. This month, writer...

#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...

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...

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...
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